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  • U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the...
  • Suit alleges Vanguard Group wrongly avoids paying taxes

    Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
  • Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change

    Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change
    While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years. On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...
  • Ask Kim: What should I look for during open enrollment?

    Q. In addition to choosing a health insurance plan, what employee benefits should I consider during open enrollment? Many people focus solely on their health insurance choices. But there are other benefits at stake during open enrollment. -- Flexible...
  • Retirement: Should you save for retirement with a MyRA?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance The recently introduced MyRA retirement-savings plan is aimed at people who haven't started saving for retirement. The Treasury Department will begin a pilot program in late 2014 with a few employers and hopes to expand it to...
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • Why MyRA?

    Just in case you thought that there were not enough retirement accounts out there, along comes President Obama's latest entry in the crowded category. "MyRA" (rhymes with IRA and looks like a misspelled woman's name) is supposed to be a "starter"...
  • Ask Kim: Have the rules for flexible spending accounts changed for 2014?

    Q: I have to decide how much to contribute to my flexible spending account for next year. What's the maximum I can contribute to my FSA in 2014? A: Flexible spending accounts, which allow you to pay medical bills with pretax money, limit employee...
  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...