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If you’re newly retired or nearing retirement, chances are you’ve looked at your current living situation and wondered if the grass is greener somewhere else, whether down the street or across the country. During the last recession, many older Americans felt stuck in place, having seen the value of their investment portfolios and homes plummet. …

Beijing may hope for a second-child baby boom but Chinese citizens have mixed feelings about the country’s famous one-child policy being abandoned. And, if it works, the loneliness of being an only child could be the driving force. On Thursday the ruling Communist Party announced it would relax family planning restrictions that since 1979 have …

You job may be killing you. No, really. Employment-related stress can cut the number of years people live, according to a study from researchers at Harvard and Stanford that was discussed on Wednesday in Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Factors such as unemployment, layoffs, or other types of job insecurity, lack of health insurance, and low control …

Wage levels of American workers continued to diverge last year, as a greater share of overall earnings came from the highest earners. The median earnings of American workers were about $29,850 last year, up about 6 percent from 2013, according to data released this week by the Social Security Administration. But the distribution of earnings …

Apple reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that beat analyst expectations, and its cash hoard is bigger than ever. The company revealed that its cash pile once again topped $200 billion, hitting $205.7 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter, up from 1.33 percent from last quarter. To put that in perspective, if you took …

For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Tuesday’s earnings report is as much about style as substance. Sentiment on Twitter is in the dumps. The stock has plunged 38 percent in the past year, the worst performance among the 10 most-valuable U.S. Internet companies. Dorsey inherited this mess. He was hired as interim CEO in June and, …

Reverse mortgages, once viewed as loans of last resort, are slowly gaining some mainstream respect. Due to both strengthened consumer protections for these loans and an aging population that is largely unprepared to deal with the reality of retirement expenses, financial advisors are becoming more comfortable with recommending reverse mortgages to some clients. A reverse …

Wal-Mart’s stock meltdown on Wednesday sent jitters throughout markets as investors tried to glean any larger trends about the American consumer. The retail giant cut its forecast for the full year, pushing the shares to their worst day in more than 25 years on a percentage basis. Read More Wal-Mart just raised the stakes for everybody …

Businesses big and small are preparing for a major shift in their credit and debit card systems. Beginning Thursday, credit card issuers will shift responsibility for fraudulent transactions to merchants. The new cards are called EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) and include a microchip intended to reduce fraud. Swiping the magnetic strips of traditional credit …

With major art fairs taking place across the globe from Chicago to Istanbul to Shanghai, art enthusiasts, collectors and sophisticated investors alike are questioning whether to acquire works of fine art as investments. And as significant appreciation emerges in some corners of the art market, we see growing interest from clients about incorporating art into …

More than a century after the sinking of the Titanic, three artifacts from the ship are slated to be auctioned by Lion Heart Autographs on Wednesday. Among the items is a menu from the last lunch held on the ship. The artifact is expected to fetch between $50,000 and $70,000 at the auction, according to …

Few investors are eager to jump into emerging markets — for good reason. Most emerging markets stocks and funds have been clobbered. But that makes it all the more noteworthy for the emerging markets managers who avoided the collapse. Here are investing tips from three of the emerging markets fund managers who have easily beaten …

The stock market turned into correction territory Monday, shedding 49 points to close at 1,881. Investors’ concern about the Fed’s lack of action on interest rates and an overall uncertainty in the economy contributed to the sell-off. The S&P 500 has been falling since its recent high of 1,995 on Sept. 16 — a 6 percent …

Millennials have a reputation for being the Peter Pan generation—unable to grow up, even though the oldest are in their mid-30s. Coming of age during an economic downturn, many millennials have struggled to start their careers. As a result, they’ve delayed many of the traditional markers of adulthood, such as buying a home, getting married …

While the market is anxiously awaiting Thursday’s comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and a decision on a potential hike in interest rates, Main Street is quietly going about its business. The Fed hasn’t raised rates from their historically low, near-zero level for nine years, and in that time American small businesses have gone through …