FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, a specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market's flux over the past week has given investors pause for thought.
US stocks closed out their best week in nearly two years on Friday, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States.
Most people, if you really ask them, will probably confess that retirement scares them. Not because it might seem weird to suddenly have nothing required of you.
A steady decline in recent weeks brought down the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan below 4 percent to 3.92 percent this week, the lowest level in more than a year.
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