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April 29, 2016

With all the attention on saving for retirement, it’s easy to overlook another important activity: creating a plan to pay yourself in retirement. More than ever, pre-retirees — especially those who don’t have a pension — will have to rely on a combination of...


Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.55 billion

April 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” ‘‘Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of...


Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged

April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S. and global growth and provided no hint of when its next rate hike may occur.

In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the Fed noted that the United States...


Home prices rise at solid pace, even with flat sales

April 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in February as buyers competed for a limited number of available properties.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.4 percent that month compared with a year earlier, according to...