NewsWatch: Buffett’s Berkshire stock having best day in 7 years after buyback policy change

NewsWatch: Buffett’s Berkshire stock having best day in 7 years after buyback policy change
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Shares of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway were having their best day in nearly seven years on Wednesday, as Wall Street cheered the change in the company’s share repurchase policy, with one analyst calling it a “major positive catalyst.” See full story.

Lawmakers are considering these changes to your 401(k) plan

Annuities and emergency accounts are being discussed. See full story.

Screaming labor shortage forcing firms to get creative to fill record job openings

Businesses have complained loudly for months about a shortage of workers to fill record job openings, but more and more firms are finally doing something about it. See full story.

Zuckerberg effectively defends right of Holocaust deniers to be heard on Facebook

On the rival social platform Twitter, many users wondered whether Zuckerberg — having drawn a line between Holocaust denialism and, say, the long-standing claim by Alex Jones of InfoWars and others that the Newtown, Conn., elementary-school massacre of December 2012 was staged, calling out the latter as a falsehood — was actually suggesting the facts of the Holocaust were not settled. See full story.

The Roth strategy we wish we’d built for early retirement

There is a lot to love about a Roth — here’s why. See full story.

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It’s increasingly common for wives to make more than their spouses. See full story.

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