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Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy

Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Regulators: 5 big banks get failing grades for crisis plans

Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. haven't worked out strong plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of failure, which could leave them unable to survive... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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US retail sales fall in March as Americans buy fewer cars

U.S. retail sales fell last month as Americans cut back on their car purchases, the latest sign that consumers are reluctant to spend freely. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Romania ordered to pay $776,000 to revolution victims

Europe's top human rights court on Tuesday ordered Romania to pay compensation to the families of 45 people who died during the country's 1989 anti-communist revolution. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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IMF issues stark warning on British exit from EU

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that a British exit from the European Union could inflict severe damage to the world economy by disrupting international trade. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Low fuel costs drive vehicle expenses to six-year low

The cost of driving is at a six-year low thanks to lower fuel prices, according to AAA's "Your Driving Costs" report for 2016. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Iceland's leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile victim Tuesday as Iceland's prime minister resigned amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the island, even as it took a long-sought step to lift a penalty on... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Americans pony up record $60B keeping pets healthy, happy

Americans spent just over $60 billion on their pets last year, a record fueled by a big jump in what owners shelled out for services like grooming, boarding and training. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Yahoo snubs activist shareholder with 2 new directors

Yahoo set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening to lead an investor mutiny aimed at ousting CEO Marissa... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Bill would require training for some public assistance recipients

People who receive certain forms of public assistance would be required to undergo at least two hours of self-reliance training under a bill endorsed Thursday by a legislative committee. Read more »

March 3, 2016

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World stocks weighed down by G-20 inaction

Global stock markets were weighed down Monday by the failure of the world's leading economic policymakers to announce any new measures to boost the global economy. Some relief emerged with the news... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2016

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Trump to Romney: No 'bombshell' in tax returns; release after audits

Donald Trump is sticking to his new explanation for why he can't yet release copies of his recent tax returns: The IRS is auditing him, as Trump says it has for the past 12 years. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2016

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Tax group blasts Pfizer, urges stop to its tax-cutting deal

mer group is accusing Pfizer of seeking to avoid $35 billion in U.S. taxes with its plan to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal structured to nominally move Pfizer's address to lower-tax... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Creating emergency fund can make a big difference in a family's finances, expert says

This week is Utah Saves Week — part of a nationwide effort to help individuals eliminate debt, use credit efficiently and build a strong financial foundation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Coping with stock market volatility and avoiding being scammed

The stock market has experienced some recent peaks and valleys. Such circumstances can become a fertile environment for scam artists who prey upon the fear of anxious investors. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage remains at 3.65 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, but remained at historically low levels amid worries about the global economy. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State warns against online tax scams

With the April filing deadline not so far away, the Utah Tax commission is cautioning taxpayers to beware of scams — particularly those perpetrated online. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Low oil complicates struggle to raise eurozone inflation

Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up the worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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IRS chief sets April 18 filing date; promises better service

Taxpayers nationwide will get a few days' grace this year to file their returns thanks to a little-known holiday in the nation's capital. And the head of the IRS promises 1,000 more customer... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency plans

The official IRS watchdog is warning that the agency may soon dramatically scale back telephone and face-to-face service as part of a plan that would focus more on online accounts for taxpayers... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Planning for a new financial you? You got this

I want to push you, but I also recognize that you can only do what you can do. So if you've got a plan, you got this. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Balancing act: Here's why 2015 was 'the year of work-life balance'

I may be biased, but as I reflect on 2015, I believe it was the year in which the issue of work-life balance gained the momentum it will need to become a primary topic of business conversation for... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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US stocks ended 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

Stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Women are getting paid more in corporate America — possibly because there are fewer of them

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Fear and loaning: Investors are running from junk bonds

The junk-bond market has something to really fear: fear itself. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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The agitators behind Dow, DuPont, Yahoo moves

Dow Chemical, DuPont and Yahoo didn't so much leap toward new corporate futures this week. They were pushed. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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US household wealth in Q3 fell for first time in 4 years

The stock market's sharp decline in August and September took its toll on Americans' finances in the third quarter. Household net worth fell for the first time in four years. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Gov't survey: Fewer Americans struggle to pay medical bills

For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Most of the progress has come among low-income people and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Jobs report's big question mark: Will pay growth continue?

Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay? Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

A technology company that tracks online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Everything you need to know about year-end tax breaks

It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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3 startups that want to get millennials saving money

Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries

Gianfranco Romeo sits at a table at his trattoria off the Pantheon, casting scorn over the idea that he's a frontman for a feared mafia clan. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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