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Thursday
Oct132011

Mixed Session

Indices ended mixed on Thursday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points. The Nasdaq posted gains. Trading was mixed amid a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Oct132011

Making Benefit Decisions during Open Enrollment

Year-end is often open enrollment season. Read this week's Insurance Tip to learn how to make the most of your employer-provided health benefits.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Next Year’s Tax Refund May Be Lower

Expecting a tax refund? Before you mentally spend it, learn about two tax changes for 2011 may lower your refund in this week's Tax Tip.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Stocks Step Up

Financial brands led the session up on Wednesday. Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase stood out among Dow advancers.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Mixed Moves

Indices closed out mixed on Tuesday. The Dow ended slightly in the red. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted marginal gains. When all was said and done, trading ended somewhat flat.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

All About Indices

We watch the movements of the S&P 500 and DJIA, but what exactly are they, and how are they used? Learn all about indices in this week's financial tip.

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Monday
Oct102011

A Green Finish

Indices closed out well into green territory on Monday. Caterpillar, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow's ascent.

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Friday
Oct072011

Down Day Up Week

Friday's session closed out in the red zone. Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase led the downswing. Stocks traded lower amid lingering eurozone concerns.

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Thursday
Oct062011

Brands Post Gains

Indices closed at session peak levels Thursday. Bank of America, Alcoa and JPMorgan Chase stood out among advancers on the Dow. Brands posted gains amid optimism that a recapitalization plan for Europe's banks could be in the works.

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Thursday
Oct062011

Medicare and Medicaid: Do You Know the Difference?

Often lumped together, Medicare and Medicaid are quite different. It's the high cost of providing health care through these programs that now threatens federal and state budgets.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Stocks Step Up

Indices ended in the green zone Wednesday. Technology shares such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel led the Dow's ascent, alongside gains from the likes of Walt Disney, Chevron and Alcoa. Stocks climbed amid a variety of economics news.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

How Long Are You on the Hook for a Tax Assessment?

What is the statue of limitations for the IRS to question your tax return? As with all things tax, it depends. Read this Tax Tip for more information.

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Late Day Rebound

Tuesday's session ended with gains. Stocks rallied back from session lows in afternoon action. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America led the turnaround.

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Factoring Health Care Costs into Retirement Planning

When planning for your retirement, factor in the cost of health care. Consider your Medicare premiums, co-pays and deductibles. For more on how much you will need and what you can do, read this Financial Tip.

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Monday
Oct032011

Session Ends in the Red

Stocks took a breather Monday. Alcoa, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America led the Dow's downswing. Trading ended near session lows amid news that Greece said it likely won't meet its deficit-reduction target for 2011.

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Friday
Sep302011

A Red Finish

Stocks closed out at session low levels Friday. Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa and General Electric led the Dow's decline. Brands dipped amid a variety of economic news.

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Thursday
Sep292011

Mixed Results

Thursday’s session closed out mixed. The Dow and S&P 500 posted gains. The Nasdaq shed some points. Travelers, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow’s ascent.

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Thursday
Sep292011

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Starts Sooner and Ends Earlier

Alert! Medicare open enrollment begins and ends early this year. This is a chance to make changes to your plan for 2012.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Brands Retreat

Indices closed in the red zone Wednesday. Commodities and financial stocks led the downswing. Brands such as Dow Chemical, Alcoa, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America retreated.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Your Broker’s 1099 Statement Will Be Different for 2011

In 2011, you will see your adjusted cost basis on your 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions form. Find out what this means to you.

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