Stocks are mixed as news of surging US housing starts partially offsets disappointing earnings from 2 of tech's biggest names.
Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Apollo Group is downgraded to 'neutral.'
About 16% of Americans have already started to look for holiday deals, and retailers are eager to accommodate them.
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Making modest contributions during a child's teenage years can add up to a good amount by retirement. It's also tax-smart.
Many people are confused about who keeps track of your credit history and what they do with that information.
Prices for many popular plans will increase significantly next year.
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