Burger King's scheme to lower its tax bill by merging with Tim Horton's and moving to Canada sounds like something cooked up by veteran corporate bosses intent on squeezing every last bit of profit out of a relatively unsexy fast food chain.
Investing your savings in the right mix of stocks, bonds and other investments is crucial to making your money last throughout your retirement years. But figuring out the right mix -- a.k.a. your asset allocation -- can be tricky.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State.
So much for the stock market rally coming to a screeching halt. The S&P 500 surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time ever on Monday morning -- but it failed to finish the day above the 2K mark. It closed a hair under 1,998.