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Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

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Pump jacks and wells work in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California. Economist Michael Porter says that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a "game changer" for the U.S. economy. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

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Oil pump jacks in Williston, N.D., in December. Oil prices have been on the rise, but some analysts say the global economic slowdown, fracking and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

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As the Nasdaq closes above the record set 15 years ago, stock analysts are debating whether the market is approaching another bubble. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says proposed rules for financial advisers are meant to protect consumers. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

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General Electric To Sell Majority Of Finance Arm, Real Estate Holdings

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McDonald's announced this week that it will pay workers in its company-owned stores $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage. Wal-Mart, Target and the parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx have also promised to boost wages for their lowest-paid workers this year. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

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Cushing, Okla., is a major oil storage site. Amid record oil production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

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Credit Rating Agencies Agree To Change Process For Reporting Errors

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President Obama remarks on his proposal to tighten consumer protections for people saving for retirement as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Labor Secretary Tom Perez listen, at AARP on Monday. Getty Images hide caption

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

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Reining In Financial Advisers May Help — But Americans Still Aren't Saving

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

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A realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Orlando, Fla. Housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

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Record Snow Cripples Boston's Subway System

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