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Why we don't need to worry that Utah cities aren't growing

WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them.

Overdraft and ATM fees higher than ever

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year. Read more »

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Why we don't need to worry that Utah cities aren't growing

WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them. Read more »

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5 reasons to be optimistic about the economy

Coming from a confirmed skeptic, it should mean something that I can find five reasons to be optimistic about the economy. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Something that may have caused the Great Recession of 2008 is coming back

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Subprime lending is back. This time for auto loans. The question is whether or not subprime lending to borrowers with poor credit will lead to another financial bubble bursting and Round 2 of the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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The power of girls and tech could change the world

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What would you like the world to look like in 2030? World leaders, acclaimed activists and a few celebs put their heads together at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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6 lessons to remember from the Great Recession

Credit monitoring firm Equifax recently reported that the issuance of consumer credit has risen to a six-year high. This could be a sign that the economy is finally getting back to normal, but it... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Conventional versus FHA

Choosing between a conventional and Federal Housing Authority-backed mortgage is not an academic question. My calculations show that the wrong choice can cost as much as $33,000 over 15 years on a... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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How the fashion industry drives your shopping choices

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The fashion industry operates at high speeds. Consumers take advantage of low prices, buying clothes often. Why are some industry insiders trying to pump the brakes? Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Why we should stop loaning money, and start betting on our students

Students have massive debt; but instead of just bailing them out, economist Daniel Altman thinks we should buy shares in their future. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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America wastes money, but Americans don't

Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar, but that they themselves aren't guilty of wastefulness. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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US stocks edge higher after three days of declines

U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Americans aren't confident about their financial situations

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The 2014 American Values survey illustrated a gloomy economic situation in American households. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Alicia Keys is asking a simple question to save kids and help the poor: Why are we here?

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R&B singer Alicia Keys received a standing ovation when she announced that she was kicking off the movement "We Are Here" movement with $1 million of her own money at the annual Social Good Summit... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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How much America wants to be taxed

Montana is the most fair state when it comes to taxes, according to a new study by Wallethub, and Washington the least fair. These rankings are based on the responses of 1,086 Americans, comparing... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Yellen says US families need to boost savings

The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Retail sales are up since last month

The U.S. Census Bureau released its estimates for last month’s food and retail sales today, and things are looking up. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

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Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all. Here's a look at the poorest politicians in America right now. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call’s 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

Many lawmakers' portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government shutdown, the civil war in Syria and the botched rollout of the health care law to ride a wave that sent the Dow Jones industrial... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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US recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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