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IRS: $760M Owed to People Who Didn’t File for 2010

RETIREMENT | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Friday Mar 21, 2014
If you didn’t file a tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service says it might have a refund waiting for you. The deadline to claim it is April 15, and you have to file a 2010 return to get the money.

People listen during a job search workshop at WorkForce One in Davie, Fla.

Unemployment Rates Drop in 43 US States in January

RETIREMENT | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Mar 19
Unemployment rates fell in 43 U.S. states in January as more Americans began looking for work and most quickly found jobs. The Labor Department said that the unemployment rate rose in just one state - Iowa - where the rate increased to 4.3 percent.

Will Google bring good fortune to Credit Karma?

RETIREMENT | By Michael Liedtke | Mar 13
Google is betting that good things will happen to Credit Karma, an online service that provides consumers with free copies of the credit scores that define their financial reputations.

Pump Up Your Wallet!

RETIREMENT | By David Auten and John Schneider | Mar 8
Being in picture-perfect financial shape is similar to achieving the perfect body: Rather than calorie-counting, it comes down to money in versus money out.

Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., leaves the Senate Chamber.

Big or Small, Spending-Cut Efforts Hit Roadblocks

RETIREMENT | By Andrew Taylor, Charles Babington | Mar 6
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government’s long-term debt, so this year they decided to shave 1 percentage point from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions.

Stocks Return to Record Territory After Deal News

RETIREMENT | By Ken Sweet | Feb 25
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index pushed back into record territory Monday after the latest round of corporate deal making made investors more confident.

Choppy Market Hasn’t Halted Flows into Stock Funds

RETIREMENT | By Stan Choe | Feb 24
Hearts raced faster as stock markets around the world stumbled in January, but that didn’t stop investors from plugging more money into mutual funds.

Worker-Run Pension Boards Raise Call for Reform

RETIREMENT | By Fenit Nirappil | Feb 19
A rift between Gov. Jerry Brown and the board overseeing the nation’s largest public pension fund over rising liabilities tied to longer retiree life expectancies highlights a concern about how decisions are made.

How the Decline in Stocks Could Help Your 401(k)

RETIREMENT | By Steve Rothwell | Feb 13
This year’s stock market decline has left investors uneasy.But money managers say take a breath - the downturn could offer opportunities to strengthen your retirement savings for the long run.

AOL Chief Reverses 401(k) Policy

RETIREMENT | Feb 12
AOL chief Tim Armstrong restored the company’s previous 401(k) match policy after setting off a firestorm when he linked the cut in the match to the cost of two employees who had given birth to what he called, "distressed babies." From Jill Schlesinger.

US Stocks Down in Afternoon Trading

RETIREMENT | By Alex Veiga | Feb 6
U.S. stocks were mixed late Wednesday afternoon as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy.