What the insane circumstances under which Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ reveal about money, debt, and success

The most famous book about money written by someone strapped for cash wasn’t “Das Kapital” or “The Communist Manifesto.” It was “A Christmas Carol.”

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Share buybacks spike — dropping a strong hint at what CEOs plan to do with tax savings

Long-term investors and workers hoping that the tax reform plan and repatriation holiday will encourage investment in growth and wages should brace for disappointment.

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2018 could be a banner year for bank stocks (see fine print)

Between tax reform, a stronger economy, lower regulation, and a better rate environment, bank stocks could do well in 2018, but there are a lot of unknowns.

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Outside the Box: A $40 toll for a 10-mile trip? This is the new infrastructure math

Congestion pricing with variable rush-hour rates like that launched on a Washington, D.C.-area toll road this week is likely to play a major role as governments stress public-private partnerships for infrastructure investments.

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Outside the Box: Why do Republican want to tax tuition waivers for graduate students but not football scholarships?

The tax plans are filled with inconsistent policies because they lack guiding principles, writes Howard Gleckman.

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NewsWatch: 6 gadgets NOT to buy in 2018

From smart luggage to the next iPhone, there are some consumer electronics that people may want to hold off on buying in the year ahead.

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Weekend Sip: Want to give someone a nice bottle of alcohol for Christmas? Here are 12 — from $14 to $900

A gift for every sipper in your life.

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Gifts That Pay Off: Cryptocurrency novices are asking, ‘Should I buy bitcoin?’ Read this first…

The booming digital currency makes for an interesting stocking stuffer.

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This country ranks No. 1 for ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ (it’s not America)

The U.S. doesn’t even rank among the Top 10 on a list of 155 countries.

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Gifts That Pay Off: With these holiday gifts, help your children save for college and pay off student debt

These gifts can provide value for a lifetime.

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