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How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.

In Trump's Future Looms a Familiar Shutdown Threat

In Trump's Future Looms a Familiar Shutdown Threat

By Andrew Taylor | Feb 22
Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem - a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request.

Sweden PM: Brexit Deal in 2 Years 'Very Tough'

Sweden PM: Brexit Deal in 2 Years 'Very Tough'

By Jill Lawless | Feb 20
A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle and the U.K. will have to pay a big bill before it is allowed out the door.

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

By Alex Veiga | Feb 19
Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.

Florida Man Accused in Plot to Bomb Target Stores

Florida Man Accused in Plot to Bomb Target Stores

Feb 19
A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock if the company's stock value plunged after the explosions.

Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?

Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?

By Paul Wiseman | Feb 18
Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration.

What Foreign Students Can Teach Host Families About America

What Foreign Students Can Teach Host Families About America

By Donna Bryson | Feb 15
It was Miaofan Chen's first trip away from her native China. At lunch with us in Denver, she looked so bemused that I had to ask: "Is this the first time you've had a hamburger?"

Britain's Co-operative Bank for Sale Amid Capital Concerns

Britain's Co-operative Bank for Sale Amid Capital Concerns

Feb 15
Britain's Co-operative Bank is putting itself up for sale as it struggles to meet capital requirements designed to ensure financial institutions can survive hard times.

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 15
People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help "underspenders" can guide the rest of us about when it's OK to splurge.

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