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Here’s why the $39 trillion U.S. retirement system gets a C+ grade

Siriporn Wongmanee / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty ImagesThe U.S. retirement system may seem flush — yet it ranks poorly in relation to those in other developed nations.Collectively, Americans had more than $39 trillion in wealth earmarked for old age at the end of 2021, according to the Investment Company Institute.However, the U.S. places well …

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These five stocks in the S&P 500 lost almost half a trillion dollars in value in one day amid widespread wipeout

A decline in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on Sept. 13: Core consumer prices resumed their rapid increase during August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing tightening of monetary policy to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.94% down 1,276 points (or 3.9%) to 31,104, with all 30 …

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Stock Buybacks and Dividends Become a $1.5 Trillion Political Target

Despite the rocky stock market and the slowing economy, corporate America is sending more money to shareholders than ever before.The amounts are staggering, which is why these huge sums, sometimes called “windfall profits,” have become a political target.The landmark climate and tax legislation that now goes to President Biden for his signature includes a new …

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Consumer debt tops $16 trillion as inflation fuels credit card surge

US household debt surpassed $16 trillion for the first time ever during the second quarter, the New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday.Even as borrowing costs surge, the NY Fed said credit card balances increased by $46 billion last quarter.Over the past year, credit card debt has jumped by $100 billion, or 13%, the biggest percentage …

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