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Luckily for most job seekers, Utah boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

The market power of pumpkin spice

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Temperatures are dropping, the sun is setting earlier and pumpkin spice everything is arriving on American supermarket shelves. Read more »

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Investors ask for advice when saving for college more than buying a house

Of the more than half of U.S. investors who make a financial plan, 63 percent ask for advice, says a recent Gallup poll. And even less seek advice when buying a house. Read more »

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World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a... Read more »

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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. Read more »

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5 countries where attitudes about the economy are improving

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In these five countries, citizens are feeling brighter than last year about the national economy. Read more »

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Dave Ramsey says: Tips for stretching dollars in a leaky budget

Here are some ideas to help stretch your dollars and plug those leaks. You’ll be amazed at how much money these tactics will save. Read more »

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The best (and worst) states when it comes to credit

According to cardratings.com, Nevada has the worst credit conditions in the nation, North Dakota is doing the best and Utah is somewhere in the middle. Read more »

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. Read more »

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Clean up your finances by tossing paper, tracking files

When are bills so old that you should get rid of them? And which ones do you need to hold on to? Read more »

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How employers can improve the nation's health

Employers need to tackle the national health problem by improving how they operate, according to an article published yesterday in the Gallup Business Journal. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Retail sales are up since last month

The U.S. Census Bureau released its estimates for last month’s food and retail sales today, and things are looking up. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Save money by replacing appliances that work

You can't always wait until an appliance you rely on every day dies before replacing it. If you do, you won't just have a major inconvenience to deal with, but lots of pressure to buy something in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

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Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all. Here's a look at the poorest politicians in America right now. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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The economy has begun to recover, but mostly just for this group of people

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Several recent reports make clear that the touted economic recovery has helped upper-income folks much more than it has helped those in other income brackets. Low- and mid-income families continue... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Why separate bank accounts might help couples communicate

Generally, the expectation when a couple says "I do" is that one of the first financial tasks they will handle is to switch to joint accounts. However, joint finances are not mandatory and may not... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call's 10 'poorest' members of Congress for 2014

Roll Call's annual list of the 10 "poorest" members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call’s 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

Many lawmakers' portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government shutdown, the civil war in Syria and the botched rollout of the health care law to ride a wave that sent the Dow Jones industrial... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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It takes a credit card just to keep up for some families, poll says

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One-fifth of families could not live on a cash-only basis without overhauling their lifestyle, according to a national poll that found they need a credit card just to maintain their current lifestyle. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: What are "no-cost mortgages," and are they a good deal?

A no-cost mortgage is one on which all lender fees are waived, and other fees are paid by the lender. If the borrower has limited cash, avoiding an upfront cash drain may be much more compelling... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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