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Students at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

Dear college freshmen, Congratulations—this is the start of an exciting new chapter! It’s a time to have fun and learn as much as you can. And, while you’re not graduating until 2019, you need to start now figuring out what you want to do after college and how to land your dream job. Getting a …

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As home values rise, homeowners are gaining more equity on paper — and they’re taking it out in paper. Cash-out refinances jumped 68 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, according to Black Knight Financial Services. This is the highest volume of this type of refinance in five years. “People realize that refinancing …


Amid weakness in emerging markets around the world, a disappointing jobs report on Friday topped off concerns that growth in the U.S. could be slowing. The report showed 142,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month, steeply short of economist expectations of about 200,000. Read More US Treasury yields plunge amid jobs report; 10-year yield …

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During the excitement that comes with taking a new job, make sure you don’t forget about the retirement money you socked away in your former employer’s 401(k) plan. “People in their working years tend to switch jobs a lot and can lose touch with their [accounts],” said Kristi Sullivan, a certified financial planner and owner …


Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told CNBC on Monday that slow productivity growth is weighing on the economy, and there’s too much reliance on the central bank. He said other policymakers in the government need to step up. With the Fed considering an interest rate hike that would be the first in nine years, he …

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Sweetwater, Texas, 225 due west of Dallas, made its mark in the late 1800s as a railroad hub. Today, it’s known for the power of wind that blows in off the prairies. Sweetwater is the county seat of Nolan County, home to 1,371 turbines, according to Sweetwater’s Chamber of Commerce. It is also home to …

Market Monitor: Jeff Saut

Our Market Monitor doesn’t believe the market is out of the woods yet, so he’s being selective and cautious with his buying.

Transports tracking the economy

With the jobs report coming in weak, many are looking to the transport sector for clues about the health of the economy.

Fed’s 2015 rate hike in question

The weak jobs report may change the timing of a possible interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Jobs market takes a hit

Fewer jobs than expected were created last month, raising concerns about the economy.


Tonight: A setback for the job market and what that could mean for the Federal Reserve and the stock market.

Nightly Business Report — October 2, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, a setback for the job market and what that could mean for the Federal Reserve and the stock market. And, meet the entrepreneur who’s growing his school supplies business while also giving back.


Today’s hot stocks: S, MDLZ, NVCR & UAL.

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Meryl Streep

Thinking about working in Hollywood but don’t know how much money you could make? Wonder no more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV actors can make between $15,000 and $100,000 per episode on a network or cable show’s first season, while their A-list film counterparts can earn between $5 and $20 million. The magazine said …

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Everyone from executives to celebrities weighed in this week on an app that allows users to rate other’s professional, romantic or personal attributes — but gives those targeted limited power to remove negative posts. After The Washington Post dubbed it the “the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’,” the soon-to-be released app Peeple became the latest battleground …