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Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »

5 hours ago

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6 ways to build credit without a credit card

Learning how to build credit isn’t a talent reserved for a lucky few, you just have to take deliberate action to positively change your credit score. Read more »

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Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states

ing oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Hispanics targeted in 2nd year of health overhaul

Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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5 things homebuyers should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Homebuyers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season; including mortgage rates, the federal reserve, jobs, home prices and homeowner equity. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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US stocks inch further into record territory

The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Fidelity creates virtual reality game for financial planning

Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy

The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

Japan's economy unexpectedly slid into recession as housing and business investment declined following a tax hike, dragging the country into a recession and further clouding the outlook for the... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Why low prices are actually a bad thing

Cheap oil prices. Low inflation. Sound like a dream come true? In economics, dreams have a way of turning into nightmares. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Taking small steps to get your financial life on track

What financial planning would you do if you could spare 60 minutes in your day? That was the question Fidelity Investments posed to women (as well as men) in a survey in October. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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401(k)s gain a bit more traction

There's some good news on the retirement savings front. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Asian shares higher on China, US data; Japan falls

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after the release of strong U.S. jobs figures and weekend data showing China's exports remained on an upward trend. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

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Americans are pessimistic about the economy, but is it really doing that poorly?

American investors are more optimistic than they have been since the fall of 2007, but only 38 percent of Americans are even somewhat optimistic about the economy. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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20 short films about the economy from the directors of 'Twilight,' 'Super Size Me' and more

In “We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,” Hollywood directors teach the public about the American economy by using everything from cat videos to song and dance. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

National Edition

For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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How much of your gas money is tied up in taxes?

Taxes are a big part of what you're paying for when you fill up your gas-guzzling SUV, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Stock market's recovery is led by drugmakers

For stocks, it's just what the doctor ordered. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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AP survey: China slowdown to bruise global economy

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury goods from Europe. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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Wal-Mart vs. Target: Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Smaller down payments are the wrong solution to the housing problem

Too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. And well-meaning policies, such as promoting home ownership, can sometimes have disastrous... Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

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Stocks mostly lower as oil sinks, Europe struggles

Energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news came out of Europe. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Brazil stock market, currency down after election

Brazil's stock exchange slipped and its currency fell against the dollar Monday as the market reacted negatively to the volatile presidential race that saw President Dilma Rousseff narrowly win... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Pay raises are more rare despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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