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Balancing Act: Self-confidence is key to success at work

A recent survey found 89 percent of U.S. workers think they deserve a raise; 54 percent plan to ask for one.

CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal to top analyst expectations in the second quarter. Read more »

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US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many — if any — they have been carrying in recent years. Read more »

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Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares. Read more »

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Millennials still reluctant to move out, even with economy improving

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Although the job market's improving, millennials don't seem in a hurry to leave the nest and launch out on their own, according to the Pew Research Center. Read more »

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The best Christian workplaces in 2015

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Serving a cause that is greater than oneself is one of the top attractions of working in a Christian organization. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power... Read more »

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US manufacturing growth slows in July

U.S. factories were a little less busy last month. Read more »

17 hours ago

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Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the... Read more »

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There's a bipartisan new approach to curbing student loan debt, but it's pretty controversial

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Will putting more of the burden on the university really help with the student loan debt crisis? Read more »

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In the 21st century, 'spiritual branding' is worth a lot of money

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Study after study has shown that Americans are falling out of love with organized religion, with a recent Gallup poll finding that "the church and organized religion is losing its footing as a... Read more »

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US stocks drop, led by fall in energy stocks

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its... Read more »

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How government policy created ghettos, according to one historian

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Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn't happen by... Read more »

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Job insecurity is the new normal. Here's how it's affecting your family life

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A "one-way honor system" beholdens workers to their employers, while employers have little responsibility to employees. Researchers believe it's reshaping our family lives. Read more »

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Susan Tompor: Saving for college? Do homework on 529 plans

Young parents can hear shocking statistics — such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today’s newborn heads to college — and give up... Read more »

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Why the 9 to 5 factory work isn't working for millennials

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Experts, as well as millennials themselves, are finding that young people are seeking out jobs that allow creativity or anything besides typical, 9-to-5 factory work, even if those jobs start with... Read more »

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Which Utah city is ranked highest for upward mobility?

Vernal ranked highest in upward mobility in Utah by NerdWallet — fifth of all top cities in each state. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Most children in the world are happy, even when they have less

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Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Is paying for extended warranties worth it? Experts generally say no

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Extended warranties are offered for a variety of products. Is paying for extra protection worth it? Experts generally say no. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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What consumers need to know about chip technology in charge cards

Across the country, financial institutions are introducing the EMV chip card that will be widely used by the end of 2015. The new credit card improves fraud protection for consumers and changes the... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Saving just $4 per day can make you a millionaire by age 65

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If you ever dreamed about being a millionaire, that dream is only about $4 away. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: Couple makes investment in family with remodel

One young couple with growing family share their home remodeling experience. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: There's no such thing as a good credit card

In my mind, there’s no such thing as a good credit card. My advice is to go ahead and cancel them. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: So your son wants to buy a car

Your son should spend the next 48 months making car payments to himself. If he saved about $354 a month for the next four years, he'd have nearly $17,000 — enough for a reliable used car. And... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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If you aren’t living in poverty, odds are you will before your 60th birthday

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At 60 you plan to be nearing retirement, maybe spending time with grandkids and reflecting on a full life, but odds are that that full life will include at least a short struggle of living in... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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