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It's been a rough month for stocks. Take these steps to safeguard your portfolio

It's been a rough month for stocks. Take these steps to safeguard your portfolio

Finance
Many investors are breathing a sigh of relief following Monday's market rout and subsequent rally. That doesn't mean you should get too comfortable just yet. Even as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained about 650 points in the past two days, it is still down 5.1 percent for October. That makes it the worst month since January 2016. The S&P 500 has dropped 6.9 percent this month, the worst since September 2011. Financial experts emphasize that does not mean you should panic. But you should double check your strategy. ...
RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

Finance
The Mint Street and North Block are in a tug of war on the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for weak banks. The finance ministry wants to soften the restrictions on banks under PCA. RBI, which imposes them, is resisting it. There could be more to this than meets the eye. “There is an assertion being made in some circles that imposition of the PCA has starved the Indian economy of credit. There is little factual basis for this assertion, either for the overall economy or at sectoral level… There is also a call for more lending by PCA banks to large industries where the overall credit growth remains muted,” Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Viral Acharya said earlier this month. The government was demanding dilution of restrictions, such as prohibition on lendi...
6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

Health
If, despite every intention of balance and moderation you completely overindulged on Thanksgiving, don't panic. While a gluttonous yesterday may leave you feeling sluggish and heavy today, the truth is that a handful of simple strategies can help you undo the damage and get back on track fast. Here are six tried and true steps to help you lighten up, and get those uncomfortably tight jeans feeling loose again.RELATED: Best and Worst Foods for Bloating Step 1: Get back to your normal eating schedule I know you may be tempted to just not eat, but skipping meals only forces your body to shift into conservation mode and burn fewer calories. Skipping can also make you more likel...
Take these steps now to avoid or mend a family financial feud

Take these steps now to avoid or mend a family financial feud

Finance
Many families worry about their financial plan and whether or not they will run out of money. Some are living paycheck to paycheck and trying to figure out a better way to budget their monthly dollars. Money arguments are one of the leading causes couples ultimately split up. To that point, 22 percent of all divorces are caused by money issues, according to the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis. So how do you stop those money arguments at home? ...
4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps

4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps

Health
A 4-year-old with cerebral palsy in Michigan stole the hearts of countless people recently when her family posted video of her gleefully taking her very first independent steps. With her parents, older brother and pet dog close by and urging her on softly, Maya Tisdale, beaming from ear to ear, rises from a blue bench in their Traverse City home and takes a few steps. In the video, she then sits back down but not before celebrating the major milestone. "I'm walking! ... I'm walking!" Maya says in the video posted to social media Sunday. "I'm walking! Yes! ... I even took a big step." The moment took just a few seconds but for her family and for Maya, it was a momentous journey. Her mother, Ann Tisdale, told ABC News Wednesday that Maya was born four months early at 26 weeks and weig...