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Minimum Wage War: Is a Pay Hike Good for the U.S.?

Mar. 4, 2014, 8:15 am EDT – The minimum wage (and whether we should raise it) is a divisive and complicated issue. The latest salvo is a Congressional Budget Office forecast that shows a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour would cost half a million jobs … but it also would lift 900,000 Americans above the poverty line and put them on more secure financial footing. Likewise, there are two sides of the coin across many aspects of the minimum wage ... so if you choose to enter the fray, go in knowing the most important points on both sides. More 

Why Obamacare Is a Godsend to Older Workers

Mar. 4, 2014, 8:10 am EDT – Americans typically can tap their retirement funds without penalty at age 59½ … but Medicare doesn’t kick in until age 65. So for 5½ years, prospective retirees are stuck in limbo where they might want to retire, but can't because they still need health insurance coverage. Obamacare fixes that, and that's a boon to workers -- both young and old. More 

CGI Group, Firm That Botched Obamacare Site, Gets $4.87M Extension

Feb. 28, 2014, 5:01 am EDT – CGI Group, the IT firm that botched the Obamacare rollout and launch, was awarded a $4 million contract extension through March 31. More 

5 Ways to Profit from Bank-Breaking Breakfast Prices

Feb. 27, 2014, 11:47 am EDT – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day ... and it can be an important part of your portfolio, too. More 

3 Megacap Blue Chips You Don’t Want to Buy

Feb. 26, 2014, 1:47 pm EDT – It's hard not to love the stability of big, dividend-paying blue chips like Exxon Mobil. But for new money? Go ahead and take a pass. More 

9 Biggest Buyouts in Internet Stocks History

Feb. 25, 2014, 6:00 am EDT – Facebook's buyout of WhatsApp has analysts all atwitter. But will it pay off? Here's a look back at the biggest buyouts in internet stocks history. More 

5 Best Dividend Stocks for Retirement Income

Feb. 13, 2014, 12:37 pm EDT – Finding the best dividend stocks for retirement income isn't about finding the highest yield -- it's about finding sustainability and dependability. More 

5 Not-So-Crazy Blue-Chip Spinoffs

Feb. 10, 2014, 11:39 am EDT – Here are some not-so-crazy spinoff ideas we might see in 2014 as some big-name blue chips look to streamline operations and align strategy with structure. More 

Emerging Markets: Making Sense of the Meltdown

Jan. 29, 2014, 2:19 pm EDT – Stocks in emerging markets are getting plastered in 2014, and the itch to buy the dip is getting strong. But should you scratch it? More 

5 Cheap Ways to Buy Global Growth in 2014

Jan. 17, 2014, 3:04 pm EDT – U.S. stocks had an amazing run in 2013, but that means growth will be hard to come by in 2014. Investors should look to these international stocks, instead. More