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The Wall Street Journal: Mastercard is fined $650 million by the European Union

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The European Union fined Mastercard €570.6 million ($648.2 million) over charges it artificially raised the costs of card payments inside the bloc, continuing a European crackdown on U.S. credit-card companies over fees.

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Outside the Box: Apple expansion moves show how Silicon Valley is losing its grip on tech jobs

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Best and brightest workers increasingly are locating to up-and-coming, affordable U.S. cities.

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Mark Hulbert: How likely is it that Social Security will go broke?

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Social Security expert Andy Landis provides a reality check.

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Mark Hulbert: Why retirees shouldn’t fear a bear market

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Bear markets don’t have to be devastating.

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In One Chart: The path to financial independence and retiring early, in one simple chart

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There are lots of moving parts to the FIRE movement, but one crucial step toward achieving that coveted status is as easy to understand as it is difficult to execute: Focus on making the gap between your income and spending as wide as possible.

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Gulf International Bank UK Ltd Reduces Stake in IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) – PressOracle

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Gulf International Bank UK Ltd Reduces Stake in IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC)  PressOracleGulf International Bank UK Ltd trimmed its holdings in IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) by 26.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its … Continue reading

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Currencies: Dollar on track to post first weekly gain since mid-December

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The U.S. dollar strengthens across the board as investors remained optimistic on U.S.-China trade talks, putting the greenback on track to finish the week in the green for the first time since mid-December.

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Market Extra: Head of world’s largest asset manager says stock market has hit a bottom — but this would make it surge

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Larry Fink, CEO of world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc., says that the stock market has probably put in a bottom but that for sentiment to take off the U.S.’s spat with China on trade needs to get resolved.

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Wednesday Papers: Theresa May’s Brexit plan falls by 230 votes – Citywire Financial Publishers

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Wednesday Papers: Theresa May’s Brexit plan falls by 230 votes  Citywire Financial PublishersFinancial Times: Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat on Tuesday night in the House of Commons after MPs rejected the Prime Minister’… Continue reading

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Love & Money: Tired of Marie Kondo’s decluttering philosophy? Here are 5 smart ways to unload your unwanted stuff

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Here are other ways to clean your home (aside from buying stuff you don’t need in the first place).

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