Market Snapshot: Stock-market bull is still on its feet, snorting its way past 1 obstacle after another

The story of Juan José Padilla must be legend within the Spanish bullfighting community. Blinded by a bull in one eye in late 2011 after badly losing his footing in a bullring, the matador made a stunning comeback to the arena about six months later, much to the utter shock of fans. Similarly, Wall Street […]

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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home

For renters who want to own their homes one day, the journey to build up enough savings for a down payment will be a long one. A new report from Zillow Z, -0.92%  subsidiary HotPads, a rental search website, looked at the average renter nationwide to see how long it would take them to build […]

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Metals Stocks: Gold retreats, on track for lowest settlement in nearly 2 weeks

Gold prices fell in Friday trading, putting the yellow metal on track to book its lowest settlement in nearly two weeks, a day after the commodity snapped a two-session skid as concerns about global trade were relegated to the back burner. August gold GCQ8, -0.30% lost $4.10, or 0.3%, at $1,242.50 an ounce, aiming for […]

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7 tough investment decisions everyone must face

Investing might seem easy. Know some excellent rules, choose wisely among your many options, put everything on “automatic pilot,” and then wait (and wait some more) to get the results you desire. But in real life, investing is tough for human beings who have fears and desires and other emotional reactions. (Hint: That’s all of […]

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Currencies: Dollar on track for 1% weekly gain, as sterling slumps on Trump’s Brexit talk

The U.S. dollar index climbed for a fifth straight day on Friday, taking aim for a more than 1% gain on the week, as the British pound was rattled by caustic comments from President Donald Trump during his U.K. trip. Sterling GBPUSD, -0.0303%  slipped to $1.3175 from $1.3206 late Thursday in New York, falling to […]

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Barron's: This stock sector could really tumble due to Brexit-bound Britain’s political turmoil

A Brexit-bound United Kingdom endured another political storm during the past week, leading investors to fret about the possibility of another election. Strategists view one stock sector as particularly at risk if the current U.K. government can’t ride out the rough seas: utilities. American investors generally view such equities as a haven, but they’re not […]

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NerdWallet: Try these easy hacks for eliminating annoying travel fees

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Your vacation expenses abroad don’t end at plane and hotel bookings. Your luggage, your cellphone, and even your debit or credit card can generate fees, and if you haven’t budgeted for them, those fees can eat away at your travel fund. With some planning, you can avoid […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Walmart may switch to Capital One as its credit-card partner

Walmart Inc. is talking to Capital One Financial Corp. about taking over its store credit card, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which are expected to wrap up in coming weeks, could end Synchrony Financial’s nearly 20-year run as the exclusive issuer of Walmart cards. Synchrony SYF, -5.29%   has been Walmart’s […]

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