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Growth Stocks. Value Stocks. What Do Those Labels Mean?

Growth Stocks. Value Stocks. What Do Those Labels Mean?

Using index funds to make bets on these key categories is hazardous, our columnist says.
A Pause for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

A Pause for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The Education Department has temporarily stopped processing applications and other forms as it updates its systems and deals with problems…
Why Companies Are Nervous About the Consumer

Why Companies Are Nervous About the Consumer

On earnings calls, dozens of corporate executives have cited a slowdown in spending to explain why sales are slipping.
A German Initiative to Keep Workers Employed by Retraining Them

A German Initiative to Keep Workers Employed by Retraining Them

When Emrullah Karaca began working at a factory in Gifhorn, Germany, where the auto parts supplier Continental builds components for…
Why Your Chocolate Fix Is About to Get More Expensive

Why Your Chocolate Fix Is About to Get More Expensive

A failed crop, followed by a wave of financial speculation, put cocoa prices on a roller coaster this year, rattling…
Britain Shakes Off Recession as Economy Grows Faster Than Expected

Britain Shakes Off Recession as Economy Grows Faster Than Expected

The News The British economy emerged from a recession at the start of this year, growing faster than economists expected,…
Bernard Pivot, Host of Influential French TV Show on Books, Dies at 89

Bernard Pivot, Host of Influential French TV Show on Books, Dies at 89

For 15 years, French viewers watched Mr. Pivot on his weekly show, “Apostrophes,” to decide what to read next.
Why Higher Fed Rates Are Not Totally Off the Table

Why Higher Fed Rates Are Not Totally Off the Table

Fed officials still think their next move will be to cut rates, but they are not entirely ruling out the…
Boeing Locks Out Firefighters in Contract Dispute, and Biden Weighs In

Boeing Locks Out Firefighters in Contract Dispute, and Biden Weighs In

The aircraft manufacturer and a union representing 125 firefighters are at odds over pay at the company’s plants in the…
A Way to Beat High Mortgage Rates? Take Over Someone Else’s Loan.

A Way to Beat High Mortgage Rates? Take Over Someone Else’s Loan.

Assumable mortgages — or low-rate mortgages that home buyers can take over from home sellers — are making a comeback.…
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