Time to buy? Better year tipped for investors after woeful 2018

There was nowhere to hide for investors in 2018, with all major asset classes pummelled over worries about the prospects for global growth, rather than anything amiss at home. The plummet in property prices in Sydney and Melbourne was bad enough, without the "total" returns of Australian shares (which includes dividends) of about minus 3 per cent and the typical […]

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Better Buy: Disney vs. Time Warner

There was a battle at the box office over the weekend between Disney (NYSE: DIS) and AT&T's (NYSE: T) recently acquired Time Warner. Mary Poppins Returns squared off against Aquaman for their debut weekends at the corner multiplex. The water-ruling superhero beat the whimsical umbrella-floating nanny. It wasn't even close. Aquaman rang up $67.4 million in domestic ticket sales over […]

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Just in time for Christmas, a shutdown over a wall Mexico was supposed to pay for: Readers sound off

Letters edited for clarity and grammar A government shutdown forces everyday people to struggle. I am a law enforcement officer at a federal prison in Florida, and I put my life on the line daily to protect my community in an environment where correctional officers are heavily outnumbered. Prisons are already severely understaffed. Officers across the country are being assaulted while being mandated to […]

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Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes

FILE – In a Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board’s 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday, Dec. 19, to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, its plans are shrouded in uncertainty. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) […]

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Jason Chaffetz: Time for Facebook to do an 'about face' and regain the confidence of its users

What does Facebook’s privacy controversy mean for you? Internal Facebook emails show conversations about use of data access as a bargaining tool with certain advertisers. It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to do an “about face” at Facebook. He has lost the confidence of consumers and attracted the attention of too many regulators. Without significant changes to the platform, Zuckerberg risks […]

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Dems have hard time connecting to voters because they know so much: Hirono

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono (Mazie Hirono website) Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Tuesday told a conference that she heard one of the reasons that her party has a difficult time connecting with voters is because Democrats know so much, and have a tendency of appealing to voters' minds instead of their hearts. Hirono made the comment at a conference in Washington, D.C. She […]

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