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Growth stocks regain favor after value's long run
Web-posted 01/17/10
BOSTON - Growth is in, value is out. And it's likely to stay that way this year. Investors who loaded their portfolios with growth stocks were rewarded in 2009. Those stocks gained an average 37 percent, nearly twice as much as value stocks.
Charge cards: How the 'other ' plastic works
Web-posted 01/17/10
NEW YORK --- It's not a credit card or a debit card. If you've never had a charge card, you may wonder how it compares to the plastic you already carry.
Online tax filers can get refunds in 10 days
Web-posted 01/17/10
WASHINGTON - Want a quick tax refund? File your federal return online and have the refund deposited directly into your bank account. The IRS launched its online filing system with a promise that people who do their taxes electronically will get refunds in as few as 10 days.
New bond funds test the idea of 'less is more'
Web-posted 01/17/10
BOSTON - With mutual funds, sometimes less is more. A fund holding just a couple dozen stocks might succeed in maximizing returns, with the manager's strong conviction behind each pick yielding better performance.
Retirees split advice on lifestyle, savings goals
Web-posted 01/17/10
NEW YORK - Only half the affluent retirees Bank of America Merrill Lynch surveyed in December would save more, given the chance to prepare all over again, according to results released Thursday.
Unemployed face pay cuts in new jobs
Web-posted 01/10/10
Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer.
Make 2010 different: 6 budget mistakes to avoid
Web-posted 01/03/10
NEW YORK - Do you keep track of your ATM withdrawals? Do you know what you spent on car repairs this year? Did you set aside cash for holiday spending? If you're answers are "no," ''no," and "no," there's a good chance you didn't keep your 2009 New Year's resolution to stick to a budget.
Investing primer stresses simplicity above all
Web-posted 01/03/10
BOSTON - It's a whimsical notion that Burton Malkiel ushered into popular culture in his 1973 book, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street": A blindfolded chimpanzee throwing darts at The Wall Street Journal could do as well as the experts at picking winning stocks.
IPO comeback in 2009 sets stage for busy 2010
Web-posted 01/03/10
NEW YORK - The pipeline of initial public offerings for 2010 looks promising as private equity firms look to cash in on their investments after coming back to the nearly defunct market in the fall.
529 plan can be useful way to save for college
Web-posted 01/03/10
NEW YORK --- Your child is in high school. Is it too late to start a 529 college savings plan? The reluctance to dive in so late in the game is understandable, given the stock market swoons in the past two years. As with retirement funds, however, there are 529 options for investors of every stripe.
International growth seen boosting stocks in 2010
Web-posted 01/03/10
NEW YORK - Companies with international operations are set to take advantage of a global economic recovery in 2010, continuing the rally that began in 2009.


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