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Wall Street ends higher as jitters about earnings and oil recede

U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday, fueled by gains in oil companies and speculation that upcoming first-quarter earnings reports might not be quite as weak as previously thought. Reuters (Apr 15)

Who qualifies for the saver’s credit?

The saver’s credit is a tax credit designed to encourage low- and moderate-income taxpayers to save more for retirement. This article explains who qualifies for the credit and how to calculate it. Tax Insider (4/9)

IMF’s Lagarde urges government action to boost growth

Low inflation, excessive debt and high unemployment continue to hobble economies, and governments must do more to spur growth, says Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. She is concerned about what she calls “the low-low, high-high scenario,” or the risk of subpar…

Slott: R.I.P., Stretch IRA? Here Are Alternatives

Under the latest budget proposal, the stretch IRA, which provides a lifetime payout to IRA beneficiaries, would be replaced with a mandate that the payout be limited to five years. Financial Planning (Mar 30)

Wall St. declines after data; automakers fall

U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data spurred concerns over economic growth ahead of Friday’s jobs report and first-quarter earnings. Reuters (Apr 1)