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  • Obama endorses fiduciary standard

    Obama endorses fiduciary standard
    The White House wants to change the way brokers provide advice on retirement accounts. President Obama endorsed a Department of Labor (DOL) proposal, which would require brokers to act in a customer's best interest -- the so-called FIDUCIARY duty --...
  • Slight gains push stocks to record highs

    Slight gains push stocks to record highs
    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week. The Nasdaq composite also built on its gains for the year, finishing higher for the 10th day in a row. The latest...
  • Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike

    Fed chief stresses flexibility on timing of interest rate hike
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen greased the wheels for an eventual interest rate hike, but she made clear that she was keeping her options open on the timing of any such move. Appearing for the first time before the new Republican-...
  • Stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress

    Stocks drift higher as Yellen testifies before Congress
    Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors monitored Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks before Congress on interest rate policy and the economy. Strong earnings from Home Depot and positive developments in...
  • Delaney joins Obama, Warren in announcing White House retirement proposal

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney, who spent a career in financial services before running for Congress, joined President Barack Obama on Monday in calling for tougher regulations on brokers who help people plan for retirement -- offering his endorsement of...
  • U.S. stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

    U.S. stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high
    U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday, with energy stocks among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off an all-time high reached last week. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 75 points, or 0.4%, to 18,064 as of 9:51...
  • Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension

    A deal giving Greece more time to repay its debts swung the U.S. stock market higher Friday and drove the stock market to a record high. While expected, the deal between the struggling country and its European creditors left investors relieved. Any...
  • New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold

    New Stock Listing for Eversource Energy Takes Hold
    Eversource Energy started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ES" on Thursday, and company officials celebrated by ringing the opening bell. Beginning Feb. 2, Northeast Utilities and six subsidiaries, including Connecticut Light &...
  • Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares

    Stocks edge lower as investors dump utility shares
    A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday. Utilities were the day's biggest losers, falling 1%, and their losses resumed a trend that emerged in late January. Investors have dumped the dividend-rich stocks as the...
  • New Florida residents need to update will

    New Florida residents need to update will
    Q: We moved to Florida last year as permanent residents. Should we have our wills updated? — L.H., Winter Park A: Yes, have your will, durable power of attorney and health care surrogate forms reviewed and updated by an estate planning attorney....
  • Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits

     Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits
    The CME Group's announcement late Wednesday afternoon to close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York evoked a wave of nostalgia. Paul R.T. Johnson Jr., a former director at the Chicago Board of Trade, spoke fondly of the days when the...