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Student loan recipients who say they are on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans that she's joined others on a "debt strike"

Student loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay... Read more »

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

March 25, 2015

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In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward ending the nagging annual threat of... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Balancing act: 'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

A degree from a prestigious university isn't as important as a good work ethic, the ability to work with a team and other so-called "soft skills," according to a new survey. And those soft skills... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A way out of the maze of credit-report correction

For many people, getting credit-report errors corrected can be maddening, and they just give up. But a new agreement could go a long way toward addressing people's aggravation with the current... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Tips for handling a child's debt situation

Let her wallow in it and worry about things for a while first. Then, if she’s willing to accept responsibility for her actions, and she starts working hard toward handling her money wisely,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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2015 mortgage rate trends: What house hunters can expect this spring

st few months of 2015 are behind us and many consumers are wondering if an interest rate hike is in the near future, especially in regard to mortgage rate trends. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Utah economy continues to add jobs

Job growth in Utah is outpacing its historic average by 25 percent, a new report stated. The employment summary from the Utah Department of Workforce Services for February showed year-over-year... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Police cars torched at anti-austerity protest in Germany

Protesters torched police cars and threw stones at officers during anti-austerity protests ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A welcome 'Bill of Rights' on student aid

After reading President Obama's "Student Aid Bill of Rights" memorandum last week, I first saw what it doesn't do. It doesn't adequately address the problem of the rising student loan debt that is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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US home construction plunges 17 percent in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Scammers targeting income tax returns

The Utah State Tax Commission last month reported a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. The agency stated that the fraudulent filings originated... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Use cash to avoid overspending

When I made the decision to get intentional with my money, I just used cash. It’s hard to spend it when you don’t have any on you. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Balancing act: Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

A recent Fortune article says today's professionals are growing more comfortable with "blurring the line between work and home," opting for work-life integration instead of work-life balance. Is... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Christina Lavingia: Travel sites reveal how to save on top spring break destinations

Spring break season is right around the corner, a holiday that typically decimates the budgets of students. The average college student spends about $1,100 a week on spring break, according to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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How short-term viral hits can transform a small business

Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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