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    Kiplinger10 hours ago

    9 IRS Audit Red Flags for Retirees

    ThinkstockIn 2015, the Internal Revenue Service audited only 0.84% of all individual tax returns. So the odds are generally pretty low that your return will be picked for review. That said, your

  • Fewer cars are parked at malls. Here's what that could mean for Apple, analyst says
    Business
    CNBC.com2 hours ago

    Fewer cars are parked at malls. Here's what that could mean for Apple, analyst says

    Apple could be the electronics retailer most exposed to a troubling retail trend, according to JPMorgan. Fewer cars have been parked at U.S. retailers over the past month than over the same period last year, according to satellite imagery of parking lots analyzed by Orbital Insight and JPMorgan. Because Apple does so much of its annual business over the holidays, lukewarm consumer demand would impact Apple more than other hardware makers, JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Friday. "It's possible that consumer trend will recover and get better as the year wears on here, but if it were to be weak, that would negatively affect Apple," Hall said. "We're not saying this is the

  • Business
    Kiplinger7 hours ago

    3 No-Brainer Stocks to Buy for Retirement

    Retirement investing is not what it used to be. The problem with the Federal Reserve's attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields, forcing retired investors further out onto the risk curve, making it difficult to find safe stocks to buy. When it comes to retirement stocks, I have very firm requirements, which I'll describe in detail when I launch my stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio, early next year.