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Expect more volatility. But don't let it freak you out

The hallmark of Wall Street activity this week has been volatility. Expect more.
Posted In: Wall Street, stock markets, investment, Volatility, trading

'Don't panic' is good advice even if you're retiring

Are you 65? Don't put your savings in stock, but don't sell at the bottom, either.
Posted In: Retirement, Financial advisers, finance
An Everest College campus in Milwaukee.

Who wins, loses in Corinthian's bankruptcy plan?

Officials say the proposal shields the for-profit college from lawsuits.
Posted In: Corinthian Colleges, bankruptcy, higher education
The average FICO score is the highest it's been since 2005.

Credit: What's in your wallet?

Americans' FICO scores are on the rise. What's going on?
Posted In: credit score, consumers, Credit Cards
A Shell gas station. Because of refinery issues, gas prices have shot up in the Midwest.

Oil prices are low, but some states see gas prices spike

Gas consumption is up, and refineries are running near peak capacity. When one breaks down, gas prices jump.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, midwest
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks plays against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Scott Walker has approved a $250 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Is a sports arena an investment or a subsidy?

Wisconsin, urged on by Gov. Scott Walker, will spend $250 million to help two New York hedge fund managers build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Posted In: Scott Walker, Wisconsin, milwaukee

Target's en Vogue marketing

Retailer puts its gloss on in the fall issue while shedding its discount image.
Posted In: Target, Vogue, clothing

Retail chains feel pressure from low consumer spending

Companies like Macy's are developing strategies to compete with online retail.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, department stores
A Hertz car rental logo in Landover Hills, Maryland.

The car rental industry is strong, but Hertz struggles

Car sharing has yet to cut into its bread and butter: business travelers.
Posted In: Hertz, Earnings, sharing economy

Fines, fees add up when probation services go private

Companies use the power of public court to collect on traffic tickets.
Posted In: probation, traffic fines, private companies


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