How to avoid homebuyer's remorse

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img Big purchases often come with big expectations.

So it's no wonder that in a recent survey of 2,000 homebuyers, a whopping 80% said they regretted at least one thing about their home.

The number one complaint: The home just isn't big enough, mortgage information site found. Others complained about a lack of closet space or that the place didn't have enough bathrooms. Bad neighbors we

U.S. benchmarks hesitate at major resistance

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img Despite a pronounced volatility spike, the U.S. markets’ price action remains distinctly technical.

ECB Clash Resumes as Draghi Spars With Weidmann on Stimulus

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img Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are clashing anew over how much more stimulus the ailing euro-area economy needs from the European Central Bank.

As Europe’s woes again proved the chief concern at weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, President Draghi repeated he’s ready to expand the ECB’s balance sheet by as much as 1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) to beat back the

H-P split paves way for M&A deals

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img A Hewlett-Packard Co. split is good for the company and its investors and opens a door to acquisitions, analysts said Monday as the computer giant confirmed plans to separate its hardware and services businesses.

If successful, H-P’s HPQ, +4.75% computer/printer business and enterprise/services operations would roll out as two standalone publicly-traded companies, each with more than $50 bill

Billionaire Buffett Says Tesco Investment Was ‘A Huge Mistake’

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img Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said his investment in Tesco Plc was a “huge mistake,” as the U.K. supermarket leader’s share price remains close to an 11-year low amid declining sales and an accounting probe.

“I made a mistake on that one,” Buffett, 84, said in an interview with CNBC today. “That was a huge mistake by me.”

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

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img The public doesn't seem to understand just how dysfunctional our financial regulatory system is, Michael Lewis writes. That may change today with a radio report from "This American Life."

August Jobs Report

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img The economy added 142,000 jobs in August — a far cry from the 225,000 expected — and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1%.

Yellen Wage Gauges Blurred by Boomer-Millennial Shift

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img Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s focus on wages to help gauge the strength of the job market could need fine tuning as baby boomers approach the twilight of their careers and millennials jump in to fill the void.

As today’s middle-aged Americans grow older, they are leaving their prime working years behind, trading big salaries for part-time gigs or retirement, just as an even larger group

40% of unemployed workers are millennials

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img The jobs market is improving, according to government data released Thursday, but millennials are still left out in the cold. They’re suffering more than any other age group, new research finds.

Some 40% of unemployed workers are millennials, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released to MarketWatch, greater than Gen

Rand Paul Slams ‘Fat Cats’ With Hedge Fund in Top Donors

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img The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Google Inc. (GOOG), leaving the company to face lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal wiretapping law by secretly collecting personal data while developing its Street View maps.

The justices today left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks.

Ex-Deutsche Bank Trader Facing Record $17 Million Fine

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img Britain’s markets regulator is seeking to fine former Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) trader Christian Bittar about 10 million pounds ($17 million) for trying to rig benchmark interest rates, its largest ever penalty against an individual, said a person with knowledge of the situation.

The Financial Conduct Authority notified Bittar in recent weeks that it intends to penalize him for attempting to mani

Worst money mistakes you can make at any age

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img Everyone makes mistakes with money. We don’t save enough, or we spend too much on something frivolous. We sell shares in a stock too soon or not soon enough.

Bank of America Said Hired by Sterlings to Sell NBA’s Clippers

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img Bank of America Corp. has been retained to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, two people with direct knowledge of the situation said.

The people requested anonymity because the sale process isn’t public.

Jim Nash, a managing director at Bank of America, declined to comment. Pierce O’Donnell, the attorney for Shelly Sterling, wife of team owner Donald Sterling, didn’t immediately respond to a me

Russia Close to $400 Billion Gas Pipeline Deal in Pivot to China

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img Russia is close to signing a decades-long contract to supply natural gas to China at a price that would value the deal at about $400 billion, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev’s boss Vladimir Putin arrives in Shanghai today to try and complete an agreement after more than 10 years of talks. The stumbling block has been price, but with Putin facing trade and financial sancti

Consumer Prices in U.S. Rose in April by Most in 10 Months

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img The cost of living in the U.S. rose in April by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation may pick up as demand in the world’s largest economy recovers from a weak first quarter.

The consumer price index increased 0.3 percent, the biggest advance since June, after rising 0.2 percent the prior month, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The gain matched the median forecast of

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