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Proposed new rules aimed at giving 401(k) plan participants more options to invest in annuities providing a guaranteed lifetime income stream may prompt some plan sponsors to offer such investments. But the proposals don’t go nearly far enough to persuade a majority to do so, experts say. Read more
I.B.M.’s Watson question-answering computer is being morphed into a doctors’ smart assistant — and could dramatically reduce health care costs. Read more
To prepare for just four additional years of life span over current projections, someone who’s 50 years old now would need an additional $160,000 in retirement savings to maintain a modest lifestyle, experts say. Read more
It turns out that the humble penny is a pricey coin. Specifically, each new penny coined by the government costs 2.4 cents. Read more
Add investment banking to the list of things that could be dangerous to your health. Read more
A new study examines how cultural environment can affect one’s financial situation and behavior. Read more
At 75, many people imagine they’ll be retired and spending their time playing cards or on a golf course. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s just not true. Read more
Six years after Mitt Romney implemented his health care overhaul in Massachusetts, it seems to be going strong. Read more