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Can the Repeal of the Fiduciary Rule Harm Your Annuities Investments?

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Annuities are in the news as Trump's appointee to head the Department of Labor spars with Sen. Warren. Here's what investors need to know.

03/26/17 - 11:20 AM EDT

Dollar Bulls Are Letting the Air Out of the Balloon on Trump Hopes

Currency investors bullish on Donald Trump and his prospects for the dollar might be running out of steam.

03/24/17 - 09:02 AM EDT

5 Tax Deductions Americans Should Take, but Too Often Don't

5 Tax Deductions Americans Should Take, but Too Often Don't

Give the IRS an opening, and they'll take all the tax cash they can. Fight back with these oft-overlooked filing deductions.

03/26/17 - 02:00 PM EDT

'King of Debt' Trump Seeks to Increase Bankruptcy Filing Fees in Budget

'King of Debt' Trump Seeks to Increase Bankruptcy Filing Fees in Budget

A line in the Trump administration's budget seeks to raise fees on corporate bankruptcies in a manner that would affect the biggest-ticket filings.

03/20/17 - 05:04 PM EDT

The Long Course on Why It's Time to Short or Sell Financials

The Long Course on Why It's Time to Short or Sell Financials

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Despite their popularity, financial stocks are starting to weaken and potentially roll over in the face of growing threats that few are heeding.

03/20/17 - 01:00 PM EDT

FDIC's Hoenig Suggests a Bank Rule That Even the White House May Love

FDIC's Hoenig Suggests a Bank Rule That Even the White House May Love

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The top bank regulator offered up a compromise proposal for the biggest banks that could make him become a more attractive candidate for a key Fed job

03/19/17 - 02:20 PM EDT

Obamacare Repeal to Cut Deficit, but Greatly Expand Ranks of Uninsured

Obamacare Repeal to Cut Deficit, but Greatly Expand Ranks of Uninsured

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The deficit would be cut by $337 billion through 2026 but the number of people without health coverage would increase to 24 million.

03/18/17 - 01:00 PM EDT

Bigger Bank Deals Get Green Light With Fed's Easing of Merger Hurdle

Bigger Bank Deals Get Green Light With Fed's Easing of Merger Hurdle

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The Federal Reserve is raising to $100 billion the amount of combined assets that would trigger a systemic risk review of proposed bank mergers.

03/17/17 - 01:30 PM EDT

CEO Optimism Jumps as Execs Bet on Tax Reform, Deregulation

CEO Optimism Jumps as Execs Bet on Tax Reform, Deregulation

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CEOs are feeling pretty optimistic about the state of the economy right now, hinging their high hopes on tax and regulatory reform.

03/14/17 - 12:03 PM EDT

China's Lower Growth Target Provides Reality Check on Global Economy

China's Lower Growth Target Provides Reality Check on Global Economy

A lot of investors are worried about China's slowing economy and overheated markets. But the country's troubles are partly a reflection of lower demand around the world.

03/13/17 - 07:43 AM EDT

The 10 Most Important Tips for Playing the Stock Market in March

The 10 Most Important Tips for Playing the Stock Market in March

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Where should you put your money in March? TheStreet has the strategies and analysis to help guide your investment moves for the month.

03/12/17 - 03:40 PM EDT

Wall Street Spent $2 Billion on Election 2016

Wall Street Spent $2 Billion on Election 2016

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Wall Street has been doing some big-time election spending.

03/12/17 - 10:20 AM EDT

Kellyanne Conway Gets More Free Media Than Mike Pence and Paul Ryan

Kellyanne Conway Gets More Free Media Than Mike Pence and Paul Ryan

If it feels like you've seen a ton of Kellyanne Conway on TV lately, it's because you have.

03/08/17 - 07:30 AM EST

Tax Reform Becomes a Trending Topic in Earnings

Tax Reform Becomes a Trending Topic in Earnings

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Tax reform is a hot topic in corporate earnings, coming up in hundreds of calls since the summer of 2016.

03/05/17 - 01:00 PM EST