Finance :: Retirement

Stocks Return to Record Territory After Deal News

By Ken Sweet | Feb 25
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index pushed back into record territory Monday after the latest round of corporate deal making made investors more confident.

Choppy Market Hasn’t Halted Flows into Stock Funds

By Stan Choe | Feb 24
Hearts raced faster as stock markets around the world stumbled in January, but that didn’t stop investors from plugging more money into mutual funds.

Worker-Run Pension Boards Raise Call for Reform

By Fenit Nirappil | Feb 19
A rift between Gov. Jerry Brown and the board overseeing the nation’s largest public pension fund over rising liabilities tied to longer retiree life expectancies highlights a concern about how decisions are made.

How the Decline in Stocks Could Help Your 401(k)

By Steve Rothwell | Feb 13
This year’s stock market decline has left investors uneasy.But money managers say take a breath - the downturn could offer opportunities to strengthen your retirement savings for the long run.

AOL Chief Reverses 401(k) Policy

Feb 12
AOL chief Tim Armstrong restored the company’s previous 401(k) match policy after setting off a firestorm when he linked the cut in the match to the cost of two employees who had given birth to what he called, "distressed babies." From Jill Schlesinger.

US Stocks Down in Afternoon Trading

By Alex Veiga | Feb 6
U.S. stocks were mixed late Wednesday afternoon as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy.

How Are Men Faring in this Economy?

Feb 4
Men took a huge hit in the recession, losing nearly twice as many jobs as women. As Anthony Mason reports, their earning power has also stagnated, and many unemployed men are having a tough time finding work again.

Scaling Back the Stimulus

Jan 30
Tim Mullaney, Economics Reporter for USA Today, tells why what looks good for the economy looks bad for Wall Street.

Ford 4Q Profit Beats Forecasts; Revenue Up 4 Pct.

Jan 29
Ford Motor Co. enjoyed one of the best years in its history in 2013, but the celebration won’t last long. Ford has already warned that profits will be down this year as it launches a record 23 vehicles and builds seven plants around the world.

Robin Hood Foundation, Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan 4Q Profit Falls 7 Percent on Legal Costs

By Ken Sweet | Jan 14
JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that its profits fell 7 percent in the fourth quarter, hampered by more legal woes and a decline in the bank’s investment banking business.