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  • Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Taking the Kids -- and making dreams come true for little leaguers in Cooperstown, N.Y.
    The Canton, Georgia, families -- all friends -- had been planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip for more than four years and they were all smiles that the Big Week had finally arrived. "This was the goal we set to be here together," said Scott Stroup....
  • Beginning investors should weigh perks of index funds

    What is one of the best ways to boost your investment return? A new paper suggests that in both up and down markets, investors are likely better off with low-cost funds that simply track a diversified benchmark of stocks or bonds. The paper, by the...
  • Investing: great growth stocks

    Buying shares of a growth company early in its run to greatness is the holy grail of stock picking. But after the stock market's phenomenal five-year bull run, finding undiscovered gems today is no easy feat. So we hunted for companies that could keep...
  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • Harris: Crown family sides with activist hedge fund on PetSmart

     Harris: Crown family sides with activist hedge fund on PetSmart
    The investment arm of Chicago's billionaire Crown family has thrown its weight behind a New York-based activist hedge fund in its calls for retailer PetSmart to sell itself, a rare public rebuke of a company the family invests in. In a Monday letter...
  • Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion

    Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion
    It was just before Christmas that Gale Klappa, chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corp., asked Charlie Schrock, his counterpart at Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc., out to dinner. Sitting in a restaurant in Chicago, Klappa didn’t mince...
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

    A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. One of the oldest personal finance rules of thumb held that one should subtract his or her age from 100, and...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
  • Check It Out: Need answers at 1 a.m.? We've got 'em

    Summer is a busy time. People seem to always be on the go. That can be challenging to avid readers and seekers of information. It's not always convenient to stop by the library to find something new to read or the answers required for a special project....
  • More 401(k) owners seek to diversify their portfolio

    As more employers offer customized portfolio advice, 401(k) owners may be asking, "Am I really all that different?" Paralyzed by arguably too many choices (or not enough good choices), 401(k) owners increasingly say they want more than just a lineup of...