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U.S. posts 3.5% economic growth for Q3


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNNMoney

U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 3.5% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had expected 3.1% growth. The expansion follows 4.… Read More

Negative rate sparks collateral question


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Negative interest rates in Europe have prompted the question of whether collateral posters should pay interest. Many traders think they should, but some lawyers think otherwise. Read More

Annuities useful for retired singles


  • Morningstar

Many approaches to retirement income don't work as well for singles as they do for married couples. That said, immediate income or deferred annuities are in some cases better suited to singles, writes… Read More

N.J. borough is seeking more aid to protect against major storms



Sea Bright, N.J., has been pursuing grants to strengthen the protection of its shores against another big storm after being hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. "My greatest fear is the next one comes and … Read More

SpringLeaf could be suitor for Citigroup's OneMain


  • Bloomberg

SpringLeaf Holdings, a personal lender, has emerged as a potential suitor for Citigroup's OneMain Financial Holdings unit, according to people familiar with the matter. Citigroup reportedly has asked … Read More