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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral. Now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

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US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

Stocks are climbing in early trading on Friday as traders respond to some encouraging earnings and deal news. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose,... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

What's the future of the physical store? Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: 5 traits of bad leaders and how to avoid them

Everyone knows a bad leader and how frustrating they can be. Whether you're a leader now or plan to be one in the future, here are five traits of bad leaders, and tips on how to avoid developing... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Priceless advice for your first job

Looking back, what do you wish someone had told you before you sat in the human resources department at your first real-world job and faced that pile of paperwork? Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Pay what's owed on old bills if possible

When it comes to paying off bills or debt, you should always pay what’s owed if you have the money. There’s a moral, as well as legal, responsibility involved. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Global stocks slip amid weak Chinese data but oil rises

Weak Chinese economic data weighed on global stocks Monday at the start of a week that's likely to be dominated by speculation over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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8 ways to know if that online fundraiser is legit

No one likes to be cheated out of money, certainly not when it's meant to go to charity. Learn the ups and downs of online fundraising, and how you can be a confident contributor to the causes you... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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What millennials need to do to retire comfortably

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You might have to save a lot more for retirement than expected, as McKinsey predicts that return rates will drop in the coming years. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years

A report released Friday suggests that Flint residents' pricey water bills could double in the next five years due to several factors, even though the state has pledged aid amid the city's ongoing... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Nordstrom shares tumble on slashed annual outlook, weak 1Q

Nordstrom's shares are tumbling in extended trading after the upscale department store slashed is annual sales and profit outlook. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits,... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Insider Q&A: Keeping an eye on the Fed

The Federal Reserve chose recently not to raise the benchmark interest rate and made it clear it isn't in a big hurry to make the next move higher. After the global economy shuddered earlier this... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Why April's hiring slowdown may show caution on US economy

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Wal-Mart brings back greeters at the store door

Those smiley door greeters are back at Wal-Mart. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: The stop, drop and roll of college debt

If you haven't already decided which college to attend — and even if you have — it's not too late to apply the advice you hear if you ever catch on fire. Protect your financial future:... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Small churches should save for emergencies

You should already be running a monthly and annual budget on the church, so separate the necessities per month and multiply that by a three to six month figure. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana

Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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How to reap the financial benefits of your degree

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Soon students will trade in textbooks for diplomas, along with a lot of debt also. The daunting task of paying off student loans, which total about $1.2 trillion in America, tests whether students'... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003

Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: 5 statements great leaders always Use, and the one they never say

Can the hum of repetitive motion be applied to leadership? We believe there are five signature phrases virtuoso leaders repeat again and again. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Exxon sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss

Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Family finance: Entrepreneurs — Don’t be the contractor who builds his house last

While busy managing and planning for every phase of business, entrepreneurs should not be as the contractor who builds his own house last. Put personal priorities relative to personal financial... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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New vistas open up at small businesses that use drones

That drone flying around a suburban house might not belong to a wannabe pilot — it may be a tool that's become indispensable for a small business. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia need each other, despite growing differences

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Saudi Arabia may be the greatest holder of U.S. debt, and with a Senate bill that implicates the kingdom in the 9/11 attacks, the Saudis are threatening economic repercussions. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Yahoo's deterioration accelerates ahead of a possible sale

Yahoo may have hung out a "for sale" sign, but it hasn't done much to improve its curb appeal. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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As minimum wage marches toward $15, small businesses adapt

In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy

Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Governor trumpets entrepreneurism to local business leaders

When your state is among the most economically prosperous in the country, all you want to do is maintain the course that has helped you reach such lofty heights. That was the message Friday from... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Utah unemployment rate at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for March 2016 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 44,400 jobs to the economy compared to last March. Utah’s current employment rate registered at... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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A Matter of Timing? How to find the lowest airfares

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Not everyone agrees there's a best day of the week to lock in a low airfare. But doing some legwork and shopping in advance are always solid strategies. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Regulators: 5 big banks get failing grades for crisis plans

Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. haven't worked out strong plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of failure, which could leave them unable to survive... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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US retail sales fall in March as Americans buy fewer cars

U.S. retail sales fell last month as Americans cut back on their car purchases, the latest sign that consumers are reluctant to spend freely. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Have you already gotten ahead in life?

We've got to stop raising the financial bar so high that we never have a feeling that we've gotten ahead. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Examine emotional connection when selling sentimental items

There’s nothing wrong with having some nice things. But there’s a big difference between you having things and your things having you. Never let “stuff” stand between you... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Romania ordered to pay $776,000 to revolution victims

Europe's top human rights court on Tuesday ordered Romania to pay compensation to the families of 45 people who died during the country's 1989 anti-communist revolution. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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IMF issues stark warning on British exit from EU

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that a British exit from the European Union could inflict severe damage to the world economy by disrupting international trade. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Does a reverse mortgage ever make sense?

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Reverse mortgages have become popular as a funding source for older Americans. But that doesn't mean one size fits all. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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