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Paying for College: More Tough Decisions

From your late 40s through early 60s, you're supposed to squirrel away cash to cope with health care costs in your old age. But for millions of Americans, middle age also is the time when children are seeking help with higher-education bills, and elderly parents may be needing assistance with daily care.
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The 'Whale Sized' Loophole In A New Finance Rule

A new rule is supposed to ban banks from making speculative bets. But JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss illustrates the challenge of putting the rule into effect.
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Facebook's Success Hinges On How Much More It Can Learn About Us

As Facebook prepares to sell stock to the public, perhaps valuing the company at nearly $100 billion, investors will be betting that the firm won't make its users so uncomfortable over privacy that they quit. Meanwhile, Yahoo, another company that also once had a bright future, continues to undergo upheaval as it struggles to define its mission.
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With JPMorgan Loss, Volcker Rule Resurfaces

Robert Siegel talks with Lynn Stout, professor of corporate law at Cornell University, about the JPMorgan Chase trade that has cost the bank more than $2 billion and led to the resignation of the company's chief investment officer.
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Calif. Budget Deficit Nearly Doubles To $16 Billion

The California budget deficit has grown to $16 billion; that's nearly double the amount Governor Jerry Brown had announced earlier this year. Brown is calling for increased sales and income taxes and cut backs in state programs.

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