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NEW YORK (Reuters) – When optimism and realism about college savings collide, you get parents who are confident that they will meet their goals – as long as they reduce the amount of money they save, that is. FILE PHOTO: Messages and artwork are pictured on the top of the caps of graduating...

From 1978 through 2015, the median size of the single-family home increased every year until it peaked at 2,467 square feet, according to the U.S. Census...

BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund manager Keith Meister and billionaire investor Carl Icahn said they may try to buy oil and gas producer Energen Corp (EGN.N), according to a regulatory filing made on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York, U.S., February...

The Wall Street Journal Future of Everything Festival earlier this month convened over 80 speakers attending twelve sessions over three days at Spring...

CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration shot September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/Illustration/File Photo Americans do not agree on much these days, but we are united on the cost of medicine. Large majorities...

Lerry Felton/Twitter Larry Johnson at his graduation last week. For many...

(Reuters) – After two years of sharp gains for U.S. bank stocks, investors betting on another big boost for 2018 may be disappointed unless loan growth accelerates or regulations slacken considerably. FILE PHOTO: A trader works by the post where JPMorgan Chase & Co is traded on the floor of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan...

The portion of the U.S. stock market dedicated to the things that consumers can’t do without is the segment that investors have shunned, so far this...

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two days after billionaire investor William Ackman told clients that he was making money across all his funds again, he said on Thursday that his publicly traded Pershing Square Holdings Ltd portfolio was barely in the black so far this year. William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management,...

You may have recently seen the recommendation from retirement experts that you should save two times (2X) your annual salary by age 35, and if you wondered...