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The importance of bigger earnings for stock funds


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Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?

Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?


Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

Will a sugar deal with Mexico affect US treat prices?

Edmunds: Last year's models are this summer's bargains

Edmunds: Last year's models are this summer's bargains

Buying a new car, truck or SUV that is about to be replaced by a new, redesigned model might seem like a bad idea. Actually, it's one of the best times to negotiate a good deal. Dealers are eager to clear out the current models before the new versions arrive, so you can use that leverage to negotiate a favorable price.


Asian shares mostly higher as focus turns to central banks

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street. Investors were turning their focus to policy meetings by central bank boards in Japan and the EU.


Insider Q&A: Last insurer on the Philadelphia exchange

Daniel Hilferty harbors more than a few worries as head of the lone insurer on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange in Philadelphia.


Correction: Of Mutual Interest-Bond Forecast story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 13 about the outlook for the U.S. bond market, The Associated Press erroneously reported the size of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet. It has $4.5 trillion in Treasurys and other assets, not $4.5 billion.


Trying to keep brain sharp doesn't have to be costly

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — While there's nothing you can do or take to ensure you won't get Alzheimer's disease, experts say there are some strategies that might help keep your brain sharp. And you don't need to dole out a lot of money to do it.


Is it a sick day? Vacation day? With PTO, it doesn't matter

NEW YORK (AP) — At small businesses this summer, many owners won't be trying to figure out whether employees will be counting it as vacation time, personal days or sick leave when they send texts or emails that say, "I'm not coming in today."


What you need to know about independent used-car lots

Shoppers in search of an inexpensive used car often start with the used-car inventory at a new-car dealership. Some go straight to private-party car sellers. But those options don't suit everyone.


Insider Q&A: Getting VW owners their share

DETROIT (AP) — About a year ago, Volkswagen agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that its diesel vehicles cheated on U.S. emissions tests. Included was up to $10 billion for owners of about 450,000 VWs and Audis to either buy back or repair vehicles with 2-liter engines.


Spotlight on Swan Global Investments' Defined Risk Fund

Mutual funds' investment strategies can vary widely, with some focusing on aggressive growth, while others have a less risky style that would appeal to fixed-income investors.


Harry Potter, Abe Lincoln books on owners' reading lists

NEW YORK (AP) — A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing small business owners want to read on vacation. But some say they've found insight they can apply to their companies from the subjects of books they cracked just for the joy of reading — Abraham Lincoln, Harry Potter or a young woman in an alternative universe.


Edmunds: Why some car buyers opt to lease instead

Car shoppers are becoming more eager to lease than to buy cars, according to recent data. More than a third of all new-car owners leased rather than bought in 2016.


Harry Potter, Abe Lincoln books on owners' reading lists

NEW YORK (AP) — A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing small business owners want to read on vacation. But some say they've found insight they can apply to their companies from the subjects of books they cracked just for the joy of reading — Abraham Lincoln, Harry Potter or a young woman in an alternative universe.


Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — The good times keep rolling for fund investors.


Recalls this week: dressers, fireworks, infant coveralls

More than 30,000 smoke-effect fireworks are being recalled this week because they can explode unexpectedly after being lit. Other recalled consumer products include dressers with a tip-over risk and infant coveralls with a snap that can pose a choking hazard.


Fact sheet: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster


Porsche's Boxster is a 718 now, with more power and upgrades

Porsche's mid-engine convertible sports car, the Boxster, is revamped for 2017 with new engines, re-tuned suspension, styling updates and more standard features.


Begin teaching kids money management skills early

A part-time summer job can teach teens the value of earning a paycheck, but not necessarily how to manage their money wisely.


How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

NEW YORK (AP) — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.


Fund manager Q&A: Global infrastructure funds

The prospect of a big federal government ramp-up in infrastructure spending has helped lift shares in companies that may play a role in overhauling the nation's crumbling roads, bridges, and airports.


Fact sheet: 2017 BMW X4 M40i

2017 BMW X4 M40i


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Fundraiser aims to help Madison Avenue fire victims

Fundraiser aims to help Madison Avenue fire victims

Bicyclist dies after colliding with CDTA bus in Albany

Bicyclist dies after colliding with CDTA bus in Albany

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

Leonard Lance

Search continues for missing Catskill native

Search continues for missing Catskill native

Troy police make arrest in connection to fatal stabbing

Troy police make arrest in connection to fatal stabbing

Fort Edward woman accused of threatening boyfriend with baseball bat

Fort Edward woman accused of threatening boyfriend with baseball bat

Preparations underway for the Ride for Missing Children

Preparations underway for the Ride for Missing Children

NY crew heading west to help fight wildfires

NY crew heading west to help fight wildfires<br />

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Jim Mattis

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