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IRS Head Says Budget Cuts Could Delay Tax Refunds

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 22
Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

Financial Tips for Same-Sex Couples

By Ken Sweet | Dec 3
Gay and lesbian individuals are less prepared financially for retirement than their straight counterparts, according to an exclusive analysis by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

US Stocks Inch Further into Record Territory

By Steve Rothwell | Nov 25
The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season.

Gov't Pension Agency Reports a $62 Billion Deficit

By Tom Raum | Nov 19
The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation's pension protection system reported that it's running a $62 billion deficit - almost double last year's shortfall - mostly due to the poor financial condition of a few large multi-employer pension plans.

LGBT Veterans Still Being Denied Equal Benefits

By EDGE | Nov 11
American Military Partner Association once again called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses.

Sage Release Research on Aging Among LGBTs

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
LGBT seniors report high concerns about aging and retirement, a lack of disclosure to their healthcare providers and smaller support networks, but are also more likely to see themselves as mentors, reads a new report by SAGE.

Once the Midterm Polls Close, Stocks Often Pop

By Stan Choe | Nov 3
How will Tuesday's midterm elections affect you? No matter which party wins, the most immediate impact may be on your investment portfolio. Once the polls close, stocks have historically gone on to sizzle in the months following a midterm election.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

What's Next for Funds When Fed Stops Buying Bonds?

By Stan Choe | Oct 13
On Oct. 29, virtually all economists expect the Federal Reserve to announce the end of its program that bought bonds every month in order to boost the job market. The purchases are widely credited for fueling price increases of all kinds of investments.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

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