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FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. When stock markets are rattled by news events, it’s unsettling for any investor — but especially so for those who are retired (or nearly there). The first thing anyone with an investment portfolio should do is make sure it’s properly balanced, taking both income needs and risk tolerance into account. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Retired or nearly there? How to weather a market downturn

Mar. 13, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

A bad stock market is unsettling for any investor. For retirees and near-retirees, though, bad markets can be dangerous. Stock market losses early in retirement can significantly increase your chances of running short of money. But there are ways to mitigate the risk. Financial planners say the following actions...

In this March 6, 2020 photo, anti-government protesters walk past a mural denouncing Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile. The southern hemisphere summer has come to a close, and Chileans say they fear — or welcome — the prospect that the turn of the season could herald a renewal of the vast protests that shook the nation late last year. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Chileans worry unresolved problems may lead to new protests

Mar. 11, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The southern hemisphere summer has come to a close, and Chileans say they fear — or welcome — the prospect that the turn of the season could herald a renewal of the vast protests that shook the nation late last year over the government's failure to channel one of Latin...

FILE - This June 13, 2016 file photo shows Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Florida. Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office for at least three months in 2019 as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and former law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

AP sources: Feds wiretap former DEA supervisor in leak probe

Mar. 11, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and former...

Winners for NC gov't employee health insurance plan named

Mar. 11, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New service contracts awarded for North Carolina's health insurance plan for state employees, teachers and retirees should save state government and enrollees significant money over time, State Treasurer Dale Folwell says. Folwell announced over the past week winning bids to administer...