The coming year could bring some unexpected news from the Fed, on the home front, in the job market, and more, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Headlines this week revealed a new nomination but an old hat at the Treasury, a new direction for an old-line grocer, and same-old, same-old at the ECB--for now, anyway.
Andrew Salata of the Social Security Administration describes how the do-over, voluntary suspension, and pick-and-choose strategies can help retirees maximize their lifetime benefits.
Higher taxes and prices could weigh on consumer spending and retailers.
President Obama on Thursday announced the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. He comes with slightly less impressive credentials than his predecessor.
President Barack Obama had a warning for John Boehner at a Dec. 13 White House meeting: Stop opposing higher tax rates for top earners, or the president would dedicate his second term to blaming Republicans for a global recession.
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