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Susan Tompor: Saving for your child's college? Do homework on 529 plans

529 savings alone won’t foot the entire bill, but savings could help slow down student borrowing.

Susan Tompor: Saving for college? Do homework on 529 plans

Young parents can hear shocking statistics — such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today’s newborn heads to college — and give up... Read more »

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Visa 3Q earnings jump 25 percent, beat estimates

Visa Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 25 percent, helped by a double-digit rise in payments processed on its network. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Union Pacific's 2Q profit falls 7 percent as volume declines

Union Pacific's second-quarter profit declined 7 percent as the railroad hauled 6 percent less freight overall and coal volumes plummeted 26 percent. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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McDonald's profit falls as customer traffic slips in US

ff in customers at its U.S. restaurants contributed to a 13 percent decline in McDonald's second-quarter profit. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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GM tops 2Q profit forecasts on trucks, SUVs

Big profits from trucks and SUVs helped General Motors overcome a sales slowdown in China, economic problems in Venezuela and payments to ignition switch crash victims as the automaker's... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Apple has cash cow in iPhone even as phone industry slows

Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain and taxes soar

Greek banks opened their doors Monday for the first time in over three weeks, a move the government hopes will help the economy get back to normal following a period dominated by fears over the... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Asia stocks mixed, Europe up as market focus shifts to rates

Asian stocks were mixed and Europe rose Monday as investors put Greece's debt crisis behind them to focus on the outlook for interest rates, corporate earnings and China's economy. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Morgan Stanley 2Q profit falls 9 percent

Morgan Stanley says its second-quarter profit fell 9 percent despite better earnings at all three of its core businesses. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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'Especially strong': Utah economy gaining momentum

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy compared with June 2014. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Greek banks to reopen after cash pledge from lenders

Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Greek parliament to vote on painful new austerity bill

Greece's lawmakers were debating an austerity bill set for a midnight vote Wednesday that will condemn the country to years of more budget savings but is needed to get a desperately needed new... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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US government records $51.8 billion budget surplus in June

The U.S. government ran a budget surplus in June, leaving the budget deficit so far this year running under last year's level. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Greece strikes deal with creditors, avoids chaotic euro exit

After grueling, often angry negotiations that tested the limits of European unity, Greece struck a preliminary rescue deal with its creditors Monday that should avert an imminent financial... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Stocks rise as Greece gets a new bailout deal

A new agreement between Greece and its creditors helped push U.S. stocks up early Monday. The deal for a new loan package is aimed at keeping the country in the euro. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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China accuses trading firms of manipulating stocks

Authorities accused securities firms of manipulating stock prices during China's market plunge and launched a crackdown Monday against unlicensed companies that financed speculative trading. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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The Latest: Russia mulls sending energy directly to Greece

The latest from Greece's financial crisis (all times local): Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Greece closer to desperately needed deal with creditors

Greece moved closer on Sunday to a desperately needed deal with European creditors which would stave off immediate financial collapse and the country's potential exit from the euro. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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My view: Why Utah won’t miss the Export-Import Bank

Reforms in these areas would dramatically improve America’s economy. Resurrecting the Export-Import Bank would not. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Greece meets skeptical European creditors in search of help

After swaying a skeptical parliament to back a harsh austerity package to stave off financial collapse, the Greek government on Saturday faced an uphill task persuading its international creditors... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Greece's Tsipras tries to rally support for austerity deal

Greece's prime minister acknowledged Friday the reforms his government has proposed in return for a third bailout are harsh and include measures far from his party's election pledges, but insisted... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Yellen: Fed still on track to raise rates this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: What happens when a lender miscalculates a payment?

With millions of mortgage loans originated every year, it is not surprising that now and then lenders make a mistake in calculating a monthly mortgage payment. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Easier terms for Greece could open a can of worms in Europe

Eurozone governments taking a tough line on Greece's demand for debt relief and easier bailout terms fear opening a can of worms. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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How stocks kept trading during the NYSE outage

As if a plunging Chinese stock market and the Greek debt crisis weren't enough, investors on Wednesday got hit with more bad news: a shutdown in trading at one the world's most famous exchanges. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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