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  • Retirement planning: Six myths, busted

    Retirement planning can be complicated – the wants and needs that need to be accommodated in our retirement years vary from person to person, so it's hard to get sound advice. Still, there are certain myths about retirement that persist. Here are six of the most common, along with helpful tips and tools for taking some of the guesswork out of retirement planning. 

  • Tax VOX Does income inequality (really) hurt state tax revenues? (+video)

    Standard and Poor's got a lot of attention last week for a study that concluded that rising income inequality is damaging state tax revenues. State tax revenue growth has slowed in recent decades and income inequality has grown, but the story is far more complicated than S&P suggests. 

  • UPS will offer 3-D printing in 100 stores

    UPS says it will put 3-D printers in nearly 100 more stores as it seeks to lure small businesses. UPS hopes to convince consumers that it would be easier to use a 3-D printer at one of its stores than to buy and set up a machine at home.

  • Robert Reich Why Donald Trump doesn't bear the economic risks of ordinary Americans

    In America, people with lots of money can avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble – like Donald Trump and his ill-fated Atlantic City casinos. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job, invest in a home there, and build their skills, have no protections

  • The New Economy Existing home sales fall in August: a tale of two housing markets (+video)

    Existing home sales fell 1.8 percent as investors and cash buyers pulled away from the housing market. But August's existing home sales data had a silver lining: families are wading back into home ownership, albeit slowly. 

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