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Volunteer deputy accused of shooting unarmed suspect sold company for $6 million to go back to police work

After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. Read more »

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What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

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A research paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that nearly 16 percent of NFL players drafted between 1996 and 2003 have declared bankruptcy within 12 years of retirement. Read more »

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She paid for a family's groceries and got this heartwarming letter in return two years later

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When Emily paid for the groceries of the family in front of her at the store, she had no idea she'd get something back more than two years later. Read more »

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Higher US gas prices spark modest inflation in March

Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. Read more »

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GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of... Read more »

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Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

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Dan Price, who owns Gravity Payments, will make $70,000 the base salary at his company. Read more »

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Balancing act: Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It's not surprising — at least to me — that 59 percent of respondents to a recent survey said a desire for better work-life balance was the primary reason that they would consider... Read more »

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Where does 'cool' come from?

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In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of... Read more »

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Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

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One part of our tax code that many are discussing, which has gained increased attention due to the slowly building 2016 presidential race, is how fair taxes are to families. Read more »

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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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Winning the middle class financial battle

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Families with what's considered middle-class income may seem caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to paying the bills and making long term plans. A disciplined financial approach... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Ask Mr. Dad: How to handle stress of going back to work too soon

Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 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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Michelle Singletary: If you find yourself in a financial hole, stop digging

Think of a financial coach as a hand up to help you climb out of the hole and put you on the way to better money management. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Minority of taxpayers pay majority of taxes

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Tax day is almost here. Here's how much taxes different income brackets pay and what they think about that amount. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Identify your motivation behind extra expenses

Unless you guys are trying to send them to the Olympics ... teaching them things like discipline and to master their bodies through physical training can be done at a local, amateur level. And at a... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Wells Fargo net income falls slightly from a year earlier

Wells Fargo, the third-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings fell slightly from the same period a year earlier. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Are you rich or poor? The answer may be in how you spend your money

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Americans spend an awful lot of money on transportation, but that's about where the similarities end. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Jobless claims jump from 15-year low, but still below key level

Initial jobless claims jumped last week from a 15-year low amid renewed concerns about job growth, but remained below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market. Read more »

April 12, 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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Renovation Solutions: The home remodel that started with a pellet ice machine

This remodel project started with a pellet ice machine and ended with a great kitchen remodel and beautiful renovation to the main and upper floors of the house. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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MAP: The most expensive places to get married

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MAP: The most expensive places to get married Read more »

April 10, 2015

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