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Monday, August 27, 2012 4:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The SEC voted on and passed a new rule for the oil and mining industry and a rule on conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The controversy over money market fund reform may be over for the moment as the SEC announced plans to scrap a vote on new proposals.

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Friday, August 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Index funds have, on average, returned more to investors than actively managed funds this year. That’s mostly due to the fact that they cost less.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 12:59 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, Fidelity Investments released a study of 401(k)s based on accounts managed by the mutual fund giant. One interesting finding reported that Gen Y, the generation born between 1979 and 1991, really likes target-date retirement funds. More than half, 51 percent, of 401(k) participants in that age group invest 100 percent of their retirement

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Friday, August 3, 2012 10:10 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, a trading glitch roiled the New York Stock Exchange. Is high-frequency trading shoving small investors out of the market?

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A software glitch at brokerage firm Knight Capital Group sent erroneous trades to the NYSE on Thursday.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Consumer confidence is still relatively low but holding steady. And incomes are up a bit, but consumers aren’t spending.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The dire warnings of a future retirement apocalypse have not scared all Americans into frantically investing as much as possible for their retirements. Not everyone is on board the retirement savings train, a recent survey from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and the Consumer Federation of America has found. The 2012 Household Financial

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Monday, July 16, 2012 4:49 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Barclays’ honesty issues with regard to LIBOR didn’t begin recently. The New York Federal Reserve Bank knew about rate machinations as early as 2008.

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Friday, July 13, 2012 4:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan’s loss has climbed to nearly $6 billion from a bad derivatives trade. Why can’t they sell their position?

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