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Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Close Out 2016 With Strong Gains

By Valerie Young | 01/01/17 - 2:20 PM EST
Stocks closed lower on the final trading day of 2016, but all three indices close the year with gains.

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The Coming Culture Wars in the Trump Era: Frugality vs. Consumption
By Robert McGarvey | 12/17/16 - 3:20 PM EST
Experts predict a frugality backlash as more consumers take a stand against conspicuous consumption.
Andrew Puzder Is Not the Man for a Department in Need of New Ideas
The Department of Labor needs to work on its relationship with employers. Unfortunately, Andrew Puzder is not the man for the job.
Deloitte, Billie Jean King Team Up for Major Millennial Workforce Study
As millennials are now the majority of the workforce, over half are already ascending into management and transforming the way companies transact business.
Beware the Freelancer Retirement Fund Crisis
An estimated 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020 and nearly 70 percent of so-called 1099 workers have no long-term savings.
Everyone Agrees the Economy Is Lousy, Except the Economy
Unemployment is down, wages are up, but somehow Americans all agree that the economy is lousy. There's got to be a reason.

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4 Most Expensive Ways to Pamper Your Pet
By Jason Notte | 03/23/17 - 11:01 AM EDT
Anyone can give their pet a treat or the occasional grooming, but room service, a hotel room of their own or immortality?
Can You Afford to Live to 100?
The fear of outliving retirement savings is multiplying as more seniors realize that living to 100 is becoming a very realistic possibility. Advisors need to plan accordingly.
The Limits of Bankruptcy: Debts That Filing Will and Won't Erase
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing can give you a fresh debt-free start -- except for some surprisingly common types of debt
Why the Fed Will Hike Rates Again And Again
Will the big February jobs number definitely spur the Federal Reserve into action and slow stocks down? Market experts weigh in.
How Emotions Guide Your Investing And Why That's a Good Thing
Behavioral finance is the study of how emotions guide investment, and how that makes your money safer in the long run.