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Dave Ramsey says: Use good judgment, common sense in the online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment.

$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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US home sales bounced back in March, but can the gain last?

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Citigroup's earnings rise 21 percent, beating estimates

Citigroup said Thursday that its first-quarter net income rose 21 percent as the company continued to slim down its operations and control expenses. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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US home construction off to weak March start

U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66 percent, Freddie Mac says

Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Handle the IRS' automated tax notices with care

The IRS matches documents it gets with what's on your tax return to identify unreported income. If there's a discrepancy, you get a CP2000. Even when you know you're right, getting such a notice... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Apple Watch isn't the only gadget out this week

The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Food stamp benefits at Utah farmers markets to double thanks to new federal grant

A new, multi-year grant of nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded to Utahns Against Hunger will allow food stamp users to double their benefits up to $10 for produce... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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US stocks edge lower in morning trading; oil recovers

U.S. stocks moved lower in late morning trading Thursday as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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AT&T paying $25M to settle US action over data breaches

AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that compromised customer data for some 280,000... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: New ideas may be better coming from old friends

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is having the ability to recognize when something isn’t working and change it. ... I think he needs to talk to someone like a pastor, or even an older... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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US consumer borrowing climbs to record high in February

Consumers increased their borrowing to a record high in February, driven by a large jump in auto and student loans. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should

Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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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 »

March 31, 2015

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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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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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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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