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June 24, 2016 - 34 minutes ago

You need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future because the more they know, the fewer the surprises that await them down the road.

Let’s start with your spouse. Ideally, you and your spouse already should have communicated about your respective…


New-home sales tumble in May after surge in April

June 24, 2016

WASHINGTON  — Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.

New-home sales declined 6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 551,000 from a downwardly revised 586,000 in April, the…


Stocks slip as energy, tech companies struggle

June 23, 2016

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks gave up some early gains to finish lower Wednesday as energy companies sank with the price of oil and weak quarterly reports weighed down technology companies.

After two days of closing higher, stocks rose in the morning but couldn’t hang on to the gains. Energy…


Feds clear small, commercial drones for takeoff

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a…