How is your portfolio doing since the 2008 financial crisis? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably healed some. After all, stocks are up about 13 percent since October 2008. Bonds are up about 30 percent. ¶ “Winnie-the-Pooh” is doing a bit better. A 1926 first-edition copy of the fabled children’s classic can fetch nearly four times what it did in 2008 — a return of almost 300 percent.

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    A legal challenge to an ambitious plan to let the public buy shares in one of New York City's most famous landmarks — the Empire State Building — was cast aside on Tuesday in a ruling by a Manhattan judge. More
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    07/28/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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    06/11/2016 - 8:52 pm | View Link
  • Would you lend your nest egg to a total stranger? Concerns over growing numbers of savers investing on peer-to-peer websites
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    05/25/2016 - 10:01 am | View Link
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