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    Gold bulls celebrate the strongest run since January

    Breakfast with Benjamin Gold enjoys its best performance since January as the dollar's run takes a breather.

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    Mountains of corporate cash drive stock buyback plans to a record high

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Stock buybacks hit an all-time high in April as companies continue to view repurchase plans as the best use of cash stockpiles.

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    The housing market steps up to provide a needed economic boost

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The solid housing market stands in contrast to the dismal first quarter GDP numbers.

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    Bernanke joins Pimco as senior adviser

    Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke is joining Pacific Investment Management Co. as a senior adviser, his second consulting agreement with a top money manager in as many weeks.Mr. Bernanke will contribute his economic expertise to the firm's investment process, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Carlyle Group misses the mark with liquid alts

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Carlyle Group is shutting down two liquid alternative mutual funds it launched last year.

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    Dividend stocks might be a better than annuities for income investors

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Could dividend stocks actually be a better deal than an annuity for income investors?

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    BlackRock shrinks money market lineup, affecting $200B in assets

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The firm is closing or consolidating 20 money market funds with $200 billion in assets.

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    Job growth is the economy's only bright side, and it isn't very bright

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The data show companies are hiring, but virtually everything else in the economy is falling.

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    In contrast to wages, real estate prices are hitting the roof

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Real estate prices climbing sharply and investors are taking the blame. Plus: Fed preps for the unfamiliar waters of a rate hike, biotech looks to be correcting, and which rock star investor are you?

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    What advisers need to know about bond fund duration ahead of an interest rate increase

    The risk-management tool is a Catch-22 for fixed income investors who need to think big picture.

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    HSBC says the dollar's powerful days are numbered

    Breakfast with Benjamin: HSBC thinks the strong dollar is poised to run out of steam, though it might just be wishful thinking.

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    Despite good news, bank ETF trails market

    Stress tests, rate outlook bode well but negative sentiment on the sector remains.

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    Big banks are stressing over the Fed's stress tests

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bar will keep rising for banks as mixed stress test results come in for some of the world's largest banks.

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    Smart money moving to the sidelines as earnings signal flashes red

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Earnings signal flashing red, sending some investors to the sidelines, Gross sets a timeline, Bernanke wants the president to have more power, ETF investors hedge currencies and chase corporate bonds, and the first-year numbers behind Colorado's legal weed.

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    Obama's proposed budget lets unemployed workers drain their retirement savings

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The president's 2016 budget lets workers tap into their 401(k)s penalty-free once unemployment runs out.