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Let Social Security Max Out if You Can. Even in a Down Market.

A senior may claim Social Security spousal benefits based on a younger spouse’s earnings history, but the younger spouse must have already claimed benefits. That’s the short answer to our second reader question in today’s mailbag. Illustration by Barron’s (Dreamstime 4) Text size Have a question about saving for retirement or your personal financial situation? …

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Fuel cell-powered truck maker Hyzon’s stock suffers record plunge after accounting questions raise delisting fears

Shares of Hyzon Motors Inc. were suffering a record plunge toward a record low Friday, after the maker of fuel cell-powered trucks disclosed a “myriad of issues,” including accounting regularities that will cause it to miss the filing deadline for second-quarter results. That prompted a number of analysts to back away from their bullish stances, …

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AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. took Wall Street by surprise with the announcement of its “APE” special dividend after market close on Thursday. This, of course, is a company that is no stranger to bold moves, as evidenced by the movie theater chain’s $27.9 million investment in gold and silver miner Hycroft Mining Holding Corp. HYMC, …

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‘I hope I don’t crash and burn.’ I recently hired my first financial planner, but in just seven months, they’ve lost $70K. What’s my move?

Is a big loss a reason to ditch your financial planner? Getty Images/iStockphoto By ALISA WOLFSON Question: I recently rolled my retirement pension and 401(k) into one account, managed by a financial planner. But in seven months, they seem to have lost $70,000 of my money. How do I know if they’re making sound investments? …

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The S&P 500 is so close to crossing this crucial level and challenging the bear market’s trend line

The S&P 500 index may be about to secure two major bullish SPX, -0.06% milestones. First, the S&P has rallied from that mid-June low right up to the major resistance at 4170. A two-day close above that level would be quite bullish and would set the stage for a challenge of the downtrend line defining …

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Tesla investors urged to vote against board members, for shareholder proposals by influential advisory services

Two prominent and influential proxy advisory firms are urging Tesla Inc. investors to vote against the reelection of two board directors, and are recommending they defy the company’s wishes and vote for six out of eight shareholder proposals. Tesla TSLA, +0.04% is facing several employee-related controversies and is caught up in the glare of the …

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