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China Piles Up Free Trade Deals as Trump Abandons Them

Just as the U.S. throws up new barriers to cross-border commerce, its largest trading partner China is redoubling its efforts to seal free-trade …


1 in 4 Seniors Say They Regret Making This Retirement Move

Some say they were forced to make the decision to collect benefits early.<p>It can be justly said that, without Social Security, a lot of today’s …

An economist explains why women over 50 can't find jobs

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a study that showed that half of the long-term unemployed are now women over 50. So what's going on?<p>Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist and the author of the new book, "How to Retire with …


You can't keep your money safe and grow it at the same time

<b>Dear Liz:</b> What is the best way to protect my 401(k) now and in the future when I draw from it for retirement? What is the least risky place to "bank it"? I have a fear of a crashing stock market in the middle of my retirement years.<p><b>Answer:</b> The bigger risk is that the stock market will crash early …


Impassioned Chaffetz in heated interview over Planned Parenthood

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An impassioned Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday defended his grilling of Planned Parenthood's leader by saying it was motivated by budget concerns rather than abortion politics.<p>In a heated interview with CNN's Wolf Biltzer on "The Situation Room," Chaffetz, the chairman of the …

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