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  • Top 4 tips to keep your broker honest

    Maybe individual investors can’t fix the broad regulatory breakdown that has allowed financial frauds to occur, like dodgy mortgage-backed securities and Bernie Madoff’s pyramid scheme. But they can take steps to protect themselves against unscrupulous financial advisers. Knowledge is the best weapon. The more investors know, the less likely they are to be taken advantage of by a dishonest broker. Here are four ways you can ensure your broker is following the rules:
    06/04/2011 08:15 am

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  • US economy adds 175,000 jobs despite hard winter: Is stronger growth ahead?

    Unemployment edged up slightly in February to 6.7 percent of the workforce, but the jobs number is a sizable step up from the pace of job creation in the previous two months.

  • The New Economy The bad business of payday loans

    Payday loans from banks pose huge problems for poor consumers – and the banks themselves. The federal government has finally stepped in with new guidelines for payday loans.

  • Stocks surge after Federal Reserve keeps stimulus

    Stocks hit record highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place. Stocks traded slightly lower throughout the morning, but took off immediately after the Federal Reserve's decision in the early afternoon.

  • Second quarter GDP better than expected – but economy still in slow gear

    New GDP numbers for April through June show the economy growing by 1.7 percent – an unexpected jump. That could lead the Federal Reserve to ease up on its stimulus program.

  • Stocks fall on lackluster earnings

    Stocks closed down on Wall Street Tuesday after a string of disappointing earning reports from major companies. Coca-Cola stocks fell after the company said it sold less soda in its home market of North America.

  • Stocks inch higher in record day on Wall Street

    Stocks rallied in the closing minutes on Wall Street Friday, closing high enough to post new record highs for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Profits at big banks Wells Fargo and JP Morgan came in better than expected, and that helped financial stocks. 

  • Stocks fall on China slump, higher bond yields

    Stocks dropped Monday on more signs of economic distress from China and a rise in bond yields. Stocks got closer to break-even around midday before falling again in the last hour. 

  • Buffett's firm reveals new stock investments and divestments

    Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed recent investment decisions made by Berkshire Hathaway, the investment group led by Warren Buffett. In addition to buying and selling stocks in its $85 billion U.S. stock portfolio, the company owns 80 other companies, some of which account for more than half its income.

  • Stocks end four-day advance as energy slips

    A four-day advance for stocks came to an end on Wall Street as falling commodity prices brought down the stocks of energy and mining companies.

  • Worst lapse in years: Fed probes early release of minutes

    More than 100 people received Federal Reserve policy minutes some 24 hours before their scheduled release. Federal Reserve and federal regulators are looking to see if any stocks or other securities were traded based on the information. 

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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