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Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout

Japanese and Chinese stocks rose Monday but other Asian markets declined.

Michelle Singletary: A mere student-loan default will not bring U.S. marshals to your door

Just recently, the Federal Trade Commission slammed four debt-collection outfits and their affiliates that the agency said engaged in abusive practices, including impersonating law enforcement... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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HSBC probed by US over hiring linked to Asian governments

London-based bank HSBC said Monday it is among a number of firms being investigated by U.S. authorities over the hiring of people connected to Asian governments, raising the risk of more expensive... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: Want to have a successful 21st-century workplace? Start here

It’s not enough to build power teams. To be like the best 21st-century organizations you have to provide your employees with a culture and environment that inspires them to bring their best. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2016

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David Sturt & Todd Nordstrom: Fact or Fiction? A whole generation of employees is job-hopping

Contrary to the popular myth, new hires have intentions of staying long, becoming part of something bigger than themselves and producing great work. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage remains at 3.65 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, but remained at historically low levels amid worries about the global economy. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

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Eels, prized as sushi, to contend with industry-backed rules

Fishermen are making money on sushi in Maine, the only state in the country with a significant baby eel fishery, and lawmakers are looking to make it possible for them to make more. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2016

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Six ways you talk yourself into becoming obsolete

We can all become obsolete in a variety of areas. Our personal obsolescence comes because we talk ourselves into it. While there may be many more ways we talk ourselves into obsolescence, here are... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Choose wisely when hiring a tax preparer

As for your income tax preparer, pick a trustworthy one because even if you don't condone any shady behavior when it comes to your return, you are ultimately responsible for the information on it. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016

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Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Authorities reach $3.2B settlement with Morgan Stanley

Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Build a relationship before discussing finances

Asking someone how much they make or where they are on their debt snowball in this scenario is officially weird — even by my standards. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Charitable giving is up, especially online giving

Americans gave more than $18.2 billion to charity in 2015, a 1.6 percent increase over 2014 that reflects the strengthening economy. Religious causes receive the most money each year, and December... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: What your tax paperwork says about your financial life

Tax time forces you to gather major documents that make up your financial life. Even if you don't have to file a tax return, use this time of year as a reason — or push — to become... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Hate your cable provider? There might be a way out

A new Internet service provider aims to compete with Comcast and Time Warner, beaming high-speed Internet to your home — wirelessly. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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North America, China power GM to record $9.7b annual profit

Strong earnings in North America and China and a reversal of fortunes in Europe powered General Motors to a record net profit of $9.7 billion last year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Merck beats 4Q profit forecast, misses Street view on sales

Merck & Co. posted an 87 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UBS bank shares plunge as rich investors withdraw money

Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients — a token of the market turbulence that has shaken the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Balancing act: After 14 years, it's time to say goodbye

For the last 14 years, a deadline for a new column has stared me in the face almost every week. Now, 18 years after my first day as a Deseret News employee, this is my last column. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Be diligent, budget to get through a layoff

The first thing I want you to do is take a step back and breathe. Yes, you guys just hit a big bump in the road, but the good news is you’re in pretty good shape financially to handle things... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about U.S. and Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Balancing act: Different interests bring pleasant date night surprises

I've written often about the importance of making time for dates with your spouse or significant other. When it comes to building a balanced life, I think that is an absolute requirement —... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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State warns against online tax scams

With the April filing deadline not so far away, the Utah Tax commission is cautioning taxpayers to beware of scams — particularly those perpetrated online. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How to carry the burden of the student loan beast

Forty million Americans have at least one student loan. Bringing that burden under control takes a thoughtful approach before you take out any loan and when you start to repay it. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Global slump, high dollar drag US durable goods in December

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods tumbled in December, with a key category that tracks business investment plans falling for a second straight month. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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US pending home sales inch up in December

The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Johnson & Johnson beats 4Q profit views despite lower sales

& Johnson, despite a tough year of falling revenue, posted a 27.6 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, as a big one-time gain offset restructuring and other charges taken by the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled and costs for raw materials rose. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Hyundai Motor's 2015 profit sinks to 5-year low

Hyundai Motor Co. reported its lowest annual profit in five years after a failure to fully anticipate strong demand for sports utility vehicles in China led to a sales drop in the world's largest... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Adjust your withholding to stop overpaying taxes

It’s always better to have the cash you earn in your pocket rather than parking it with the IRS interest-free every year. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Know the difference between saving and investing

I like to view saving and investing as two different actions, although both are intended to provide safety. You save for emergencies, unexpected expenses or your wants and needs. You invest for the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Breaking a taboo, some ultra-Orthodox Israeli men look for work

BNEI BRAK, Israel -- At the age of 36, Michael Luc realized he needed to find a good job. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Ford blames market conditions, pulls out of Japan, Indonesia

Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Boundaries, finances both need careful consideration

I always recommend that young couples rent for a year and concentrate on each other, the new marriage, cleaning up any debts they have and establishing an emergency fund. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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How 5 retailers have responded to online-shopping trends

With Wal-Mart and other major retailers closing stores and laying employees off, Amazon continues to innovate with flying packages and data-driven stores. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight and worked to cut costs to match the reduced demand. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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UK, Germany back Lagarde for new term at IMF

Britain and Germany gave their key backing Thursday for Christine Lagarde to stay at the helm of the International Monetary Fund for a second term. The savvy Frenchwoman, however, held back from... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Report forecasts solid year for Utah economy

The Economic Report to the Governor, prepared by the Utah Economic Council, said the Beehive State should continue to have robust economic growth, positive labor market performance and an... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Low oil complicates struggle to raise eurozone inflation

Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up the worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Anxiety in the air as Davos World Economic Forum kicks off

A prevailing sense of anxiety was in the air in the Swiss ski resort of Davos as the World Economic Forum kicked off Wednesday with delegates fretting about the turbulence in financial markets,... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Who has spent the most money on their campaign so far?

2016 is an election year. Here's what candidates have spent so far, and what they are expected to spend this year. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Tax season begins as IRS begins to accept returns

What's new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Faced with array of risks, CEOs increasingly pessimistic

Facing a cocktail of risks from the economic slowdown in China to the rise of the Islamic State group, chief executives around the world are more pessimistic about the global economy than at any... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices

Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt

Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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