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Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:17:41 GMT2018-01-18T10:17:41Z

 



Toll Bros., long a Northeast and Mid-Atlantic builder, is now bigger out west

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:17:41 GMT2018-01-18T10:17:41Z

Home builders used to sell on average 1.5 million to 2 million units annually, compared to 1.2 million currently, still well below historic norms. So even though its stock has nearly doubled in the last three years, Toll executives contend there is room to run.



In the military? You may be eligible for a new retirement plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:45:01 GMT2018-01-17T21:45:01Z

Members of the uniformed services can choose between the traditional retirement plan for federal workers and a blended plan enabling participants to put in some of their own money.



Liz Weston: What good financial advice looks like

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:46:33 GMT2018-01-15T21:46:33Z

Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.



PCA's Joe Snyder, an expert on aging, retires - and finds applying for Medicare "maddening"

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:13:53 GMT2018-01-15T10:13:53Z

An expert on aging still had to make an appointment with a Medicare counselor. "It shouldn't be so complicated," he said.



A la Trump, how Philly CEOs spend their 'executive time'

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:46:38 GMT2018-01-10T19:46:38Z

Trump spends his "executive time" in the mornings until 11 a.m. before his first meeting. How do Philly CEOs spend their executive time?



Tax surprises: Check out this list of individual tax deductions that are just gone

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:36:45 GMT2018-01-05T22:36:45Z

Attorneys' fees, tax preparation and accountants' fees, even sexual harassment case settlements may not be tax deductible going forward.



How long did it take the Dow to reach 25,000 from 1,000? Only 46 years

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:19:19 GMT2018-01-05T00:19:19Z

And the Dow wasn't alone: all the major indexes hit new record highs, including the tech-heavy Nasdaq, the S& P 500, and the Russell 2000.



Signatures go bye-bye: Credit-card companies take the handwriting off the sales

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:52:13 GMT2017-12-28T20:52:13Z

American Express, Mastercard and Discover have announced that, starting in April, they will no longer require signatures on any U.S. and Canadian credit-card purchases. Visa hasn't announced any plans to do the same. But there's speculation it may eventually do so.