Story | Dec 9, 2013 | 6:43 PM
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Story | Dec 10, 2013Federal regulators are expected to give final approval this week to the so-called Volcker Rule, which bars banks from making risky investments with the insured deposits they're holding for customers. To protect against having to bail out depositors in the event of a giant bank failure, it makes sense to set clear limits on what banks can do with the assets that the federal government guarantees. But the contention surrounding the Volcker Rule illustrates how hard it is for regulators to translate simple concepts into real and effective rules.
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Story | Dec 8, 2013
Saving enough to retire has become impossible for most Americans. U.S. Census data indicates that even as health care, education and housing costs have soared, average working families earn less today than they did in 1989. The National Retirement...