NewsWatch: Banks kick off low-expectation earnings season


Big banks and other financial companies will dominate the start of earnings season this week, as the sector is expected to underperform the broader S&P 500 index in a quarter where expectations have already dropped considerably. See full story.

3 things we believe about Social Security, mortgages and bonds that are wrong

Jonathan Clements debunks claims that taking Social Security early, buying individual bonds and not paying ahead on a mortgage always make solid financial sense. See full story.

Hot rod Cadillac to debut at Detroit auto show

Cadillac shows off the 640-hp, 6.2-liter LT4-powered CTS-V before its official debut at the Detroit auto show. See full story.

Why double-dipping at the movies could land you in jail

After seeing a movie, this reader walked into a second theater at the multiplex. The Moneyologist spells out all the reasons this was wrong. See full story.

36-year low in participation in jobs market isn’t just about boomers

As the participation in the workforce tied the lowest level in 36 years, one economist says it’s not the aging baby boomers that explain the decline in participation since the Great Recession. See full story.


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