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US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market. Read more »

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Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader... Read more »

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Student loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay... Read more »

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Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

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Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality. Read more »

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Does it really matter if you grew up rich and your spouse grew up poor?

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Duke University sociology professor Jessi Streib thinks we might be misunderstanding how "cross-class" marriages really work. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Under Armour looks to branded stores to propel growth

The store Under Armour opened this month on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the brand’s newest, largest and flashiest, showcasing not only its core training apparel, but also fishing and hunting gear, innovations in running... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: How to survive a home remodel

While some projects are smooth sailing, many get bumpy along the way. Remodeling is not always an easy experience, so we have compiled a few insights for how to survive a home remodel. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

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Experts on workplace issues said the series captured valuable truths about building a healthy office environment. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Embracing change: Utah County leaders examine real estate development

Five Utah County mayors voiced their optimism and concerns looking into the future of some of the fastest growing communities in the state during a Utah County Commercial Real Estate Symposium on... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward ending the nagging annual threat of... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Looking for a job near home? Good luck, it's getting harder

Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work? Read more »

March 24, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Balancing act: 'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

A degree from a prestigious university isn't as important as a good work ethic, the ability to work with a team and other so-called "soft skills," according to a new survey. And those soft skills... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A way out of the maze of credit-report correction

For many people, getting credit-report errors corrected can be maddening, and they just give up. But a new agreement could go a long way toward addressing people's aggravation with the current... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Randy Shumway: How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the relationship... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Tips for handling a child's debt situation

Let her wallow in it and worry about things for a while first. Then, if she’s willing to accept responsibility for her actions, and she starts working hard toward handling her money wisely,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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The middle class has had a rough couple of years

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According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000. Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Economy is recovering despite wage setbacks

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Unemployment is down, job openings are up and Wall Street is going strong. So what else needs to happen for the economy to recover? Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

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Younger workers are preparing earlier for retirement, putting more in 401(k) plans and diversifying portfolios. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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2015 mortgage rate trends: What house hunters can expect this spring

st few months of 2015 are behind us and many consumers are wondering if an interest rate hike is in the near future, especially in regard to mortgage rate trends. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Job fair for military, veterans to be held next week

The "Hero2Hired" job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the South Towne Exposition Center. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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