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Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

By Stan Choe | Dec 10
Stocks around the world climbed on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back; Banks Raise Risk Concerns

Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back; Banks Raise Risk Concerns

By Ken Sweet | Dec 10
With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S.

Tech is Taking Over Our Lives, and Our 401(k) Accounts

Tech is Taking Over Our Lives, and Our 401(k) Accounts

By Stan Choe | Dec 10
As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Imagines 6 Percent Growth

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Imagines 6 Percent Growth

By Josh Boak | Dec 9
President Donald Trump is holding out the prospect of 6 percent growth in the U.S. economy. But most economists say the country will be lucky to achieve consistent annual growth much over 2 percent.

Bought a $450M Painting? In NY, Don't Worry About the Tax

Bought a $450M Painting? In NY, Don't Worry About the Tax

By Karen Matthews | Dec 9
New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cross These 4 Items Off Your Year-End Investing Checklist

Cross These 4 Items Off Your Year-End Investing Checklist

By Anna-Louise Jackson | Dec 9
Good news: There's still time to slash your tax burden, boost your retirement savings and get a head start on investing wisely in 2018 - all before Auld Lang Syne plays on New Year's Eve. But you'll need to take action - and soon.

House Conservatives Show Openness to Bill Averting Shutdown

House Conservatives Show Openness to Bill Averting Shutdown

By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Dec 6
Hard-right House conservatives signaled an openness Wednesday to backing a short-term spending bill this week, raising the odds that Congress will pass the measure and prevent a partial government shutdown.

Insider Q&A: Economist Diane Swonk on What's Ahead in 2018

Insider Q&A: Economist Diane Swonk on What's Ahead in 2018

By Martin Crutsinger | Dec 6
Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics in Chicago and a past president of the National Association for Business Economics, gives her views on the economic outlook.

Liz Weston: Would a Bank Payday Loan Be Any Safer?

Liz Weston: Would a Bank Payday Loan Be Any Safer?

By Liz Weston | Dec 6
Thanks to a recent regulatory change, it now may be possible for banks to offer small, short-term loans that could be a lot less dangerous for borrowers. Whether banks will actually do so remains to be seen.

AP Explains: Why Irish Border is the Thorniest Brexit Issue

AP Explains: Why Irish Border is the Thorniest Brexit Issue

By Jill Lawless | Dec 5
Brexit negotiations are at a crucial stage. The most elusive is the status of the Irish border.

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