Why you should start your retirement business before you retire

If you’re thinking about running a part-time business in retirement, researching and even starting it while you’re still working full-time is a smart move. “It’s great to see if there is a market for your business while not depending on it for an income,” said Phillip Phan, a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School professor as well as an editor on […]

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IRS tweaks free tax-preparation program to make it more accessible

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is making changes to its partnership with private companies that provide free tax preparation to millions of filers, following intense criticism of the program earlier this year. The public-private partnership, called the Free File Alliance, was designed to provide free tax prep by a dozen private companies, such as H&R Block Inc. HRB, -0.09%  […]

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How to get better at growing older in 2020

I was recently asked to don my hat as an expert in the field of healthy aging and toss out what I see as the top trends in that arena for 2020 and beyond. The request came from Colin Milner, founder of the International Council on Active Aging. I was flattered. For those of you who follow my work, my […]

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Less than half of mid-size American businesses expect sales and profits to rise next year: survey

It’s not only major U.S. companies with stocks included the Dow Jones Industrial Average that are feeling the effects of the U.S. – China trade war. Less than half mid-size American businesses expect their sales and profits to increase next year. And 72% blame President Trump’s international trade policies for their difficulties, according to a survey of 550 companies by […]

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Avis Budget stock tanks after third-quarter profit falls 11%

Avis Budget Group Inc. stock tanked in the extended session Thursday after the car-rental company posted an adjusted third-quarter profit well bellow market expectations. Avis CAR, -1.49% said it earned $189 million, or $2.50 a share, in the quarter, compared with $213 million, or $2.68 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, Avis earned $223 million, or $2.96 […]

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3M’s stock leads the Dow’s losers as profit warning trumps earnings beat

Shares of 3M Co. took a dive Thursday, after the diversified consumer, industrial and health care products maker beat third-quarter profit expectations but missed on revenue and lowered its earnings outlook, citing “challenging” macroeconomic conditions, including slowdowns in the U.S. and China. The stockMMM, -3.64% slumped 4.4% in afternoon trading, enough to make it the biggest decliner among the Dow Jones […]

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