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How 12 highly successful people start their days

Whether you’re up-and-at-’em when day breaks or stumbling out of bed, the way you spend the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.<p>That’s why …

Time Management

9 books to read if you want to be a billionaire

Many of them have shared the books that helped shape them personally and professionally. If you want to emulate these titans of industry, reading their faves seems like a good place to start.<p>From classic literature to business management guides, we rounded up their top picks, so you can start …

Bill Gates

The 2015 outlook from top investment advisers

You've probably heard plenty of 2015 forecasts from Wall Street strategists. But how about forecasts from people who are actually likely to run your own money?<p>Financial advice website AdviceIQ.com, a USA TODAY content partner, asked some of the largest investment advisers two simple questions: What …

Investing

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>US oil prices top $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014<p>'GMA' Deals and Steals on …

Jared Kushner

Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs again | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 eked out record closing highs again on Tuesday, while the Nasdaq resumed its recent slide, dragged down by shares of Cisco (CSCO.O).<p>The S&P 500 briefly rose above 1,900 for the first time early in the session, but quickly gave back some of its gains. In …

Greenberg: My Worst Mistakes

<i>(This column previously appeared on RealMoney Pro)</i><p>SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Nobody's always right when it comes to stocks.<p>I've learned that the hard …

Successful Investing For Twenty-Somethings In Three Simple Steps

There is definitely a right and wrong way to go about investing. It’s important for everyone to learn this lesson but it’s especially critical for those in their 20s. If you are in that camp, you need to get started on the right foot. The investing mindset and behaviors you develop now will shape …

Buffett Wary If Ratio Market Value Of Stocks Greater Than 100% Of GDP

The nation’s preeminent investor, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, has often said that probably the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment is the ratio of the total market capitalization to the total dollar value of the GDP. And any time that valuation stands at more …

IT'S OFFICIAL: Obama Has Completely Dismantled The Debt Ceiling As A Political Weapon

If there was any doubt after the government shutdown and last protracted battle over the debt ceiling, this cave from Republicans should make it clear: The debt ceiling is no longer a legitimate political weapon.<p>House Speaker John Boehner will bring a "clean" debt-ceiling increase to the floor on …

Markets Are Brushing Off Bad News And Rallying

The Dow is up 110 points (0.7%).<p>The S&P 500 is up 8 points (0.4%).<p>The Nasdaq is up 4 pionts (0.1%).<p>Interestingly, this comes in the wake of what most would consider bad news.<p>We just learned industrial production unexpectedly fell 0.3% in January, which was much worse than the 0.2% gain expected. …

US Farm Profits Are Expected To Plummet This Year

The USDA says profits for American farmers will plunge 27% in 2014, to $95.8 billion in 2014 $130.5 billion.<p>It will be the lowest level since 2010, though above the $8 billion above the previous 10-year average. The reason: The run-up in prices seen in recent years resulting from extreme weather …

11 Personal Finance Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30

But not all advice is created equal. When you're in your 20s, you want easy-to-read books that will teach you the foundations of investing, the best way to budget for major purchases down the road, and how to finally pay off those student loans.<p>To help narrow down the choices and find the best …

Personal Finance

Week Ahead: Can Janet Yellen Dance On The Head Of A Pin?

The roller coaster start to the year for stocks could continue as investors this coming week focus on potentially market-moving news out of Washington.<p>New Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen makes two public appearances — and negotiations continue to raise the roughly $17 trillion debt limit of the …