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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent...

Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report

US stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Target profit rises as product revamps start to pay off

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Home Depot nails it 1Q as housing rebound emerges

A busy spring pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street expectations and the world's biggest home improvement retailer raised its projections for both in 2015. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Gaining control of your finances is a great gift

You’re going to be a busy guy for a while, but I’ll bet this lady’s worth it. Gaining control of your finances now will be a great gift for you both when you start your new life... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: How to be a financial guide for graduates

Many college and high school graduates will confront a number of money issues for the first time in their lives. So I'd like to offer some advice that you can use to help your graduate navigate... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Balancing act: Survey: Millennials seek part-time work, more flexibility

FlexJobs recently surveyed 211 people under age 35 who want part-time work. Their answers about why they'd like to work part time, and how they would make it financially, were interesting. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Missouri siblings running quilting business named nation's top small business persons

Alan Doan's entrepreneurial dreams were to start the next Facebook or Google. Instead, the 32-year-old laid off software worker started a quilting business with his sister. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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How do Utah wages stack up nationally?

Data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services indicates that average wages in Utah ranked 37th nationally and follow a national trend of lagging behind annual inflation, effectively resulting... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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The college degrees with the highest starting salaries

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According to a new study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, college graduates who studied architecture and engineering are likely to make more money right out... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

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Choosing whether to lease or to buy a car can be an intimidating, confusing decision. Knowing some basic issues can make consumers' choices easier to navigate. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's a window into cultural attitudes about money

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You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Marketing Amish-made furniture online

Jim Miller and his wife, Linse, have found a unique business niche, one that makes perfect sense when you think of Sarasota as a southern outpost for the nation's Amish and Mennonite communities. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Did the recession make us happier?

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The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation, even when it comes to mental health. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: How to make remodeling a smart investment

When selling a home, you should be concerned with two general audiences: The first is the appraiser and the bank, and the other audience is the buyers. Your remodel should appeal to both audiences... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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White House: Obama assets between $1.9M and $6.9M

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, held assets last year that were worth roughly $1.9 million to $6.9 million, according to their required financial disclosure reports. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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US stocks edge lower in morning trading a day after record

.S. stock indexes inched lower in morning trading Friday, giving back some of their gains from a day before. Investors were weighing new data on U.S. manufacturing and the latest corporate earnings... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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New incentives expected to bring 900 jobs to Utah over next 20 years

New incentives announced by the Governor's Office of Economic Development are expected to add 900 new jobs to the Utah economy over the next two decades. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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