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President Vladimir Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

Putin lamented the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will hurt Russian and American businesses.

Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?

U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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5 factors that could sway insurance prices in 2015

Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul's public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price hikes and some decreases for 2015 as insurers finalize their rates over the... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that... Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Protesters arrested in pay fight at McDonald's headquarters

Protesters were arrested after crossing a barricade outside McDonald's headquarters on Wednesday, as hundreds demonstrated to call attention to the low pay earned by fast-food workers. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Recipients of Eccles Award say growth is needed to save India

The Eccles family presents an award for economic writing to two of India's most progressive thinkers in economics and poverty--on the even of India's biggest election. Read more »

May 21, 2014

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Target 1Q profit falls 16 pct as breach takes toll

Target reported a 16 percent drop in first-quarter earnings as a massive customer data breach and a troubled expansion in Canada continue to batter the retailer. Read more »

May 21, 2014

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Nothing to it: The secrets of zero percent credit card offers

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In the wake of the recession, credit card companies are fighting for the best customers by offering 0 percent introductory interest cards — some that are at 0 percent interest for as long as... Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Worry settles over Wall Street as stocks stall

Wall Street has caught a case of the jitters. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Bailout ends but austerity stays for Portugal

A thousand days on from its near-economic collapse, Portugal is ready to stand on its own again and is promising not to go back to its bad old spend-happy ways. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Qualifying quandary: The fear that keeps people from buying homes

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A new study finds that close to half of potential home buyers are so afraid they will not qualify for a mortgage that they do not even try. Read more »

May 13, 2014

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The Journey: Anticipating funeral choices a difficult part of financial planning

Have you factored funeral costs into your retirement budget? Read more »

May 12, 2014

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Use credit cards with care while traveling

It’s May: The school year is winding down; summer travel plans are revving up. Whether it’s a road trip on the nation’s freeways or a jet flight across the world, chances are... Read more »

May 12, 2014

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Should you be managing your money?

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That’s the question posed this week by Lindsay Gellman of The Wall Street Journal, who wrote that the answer is often split. Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers have approved the world's first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking... Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Getting a patent is really easy, but starting a business is very hard

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Patents are at the center of the ongoing struggle between Samsung and Apple. But what does that mean for everyday Americans? Read more »

May 5, 2014

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Clearing up Medicare mysteries

Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government’s health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan,... Read more »

May 5, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Time to get ‘a little paranoid’ after credit, debit card breaches

sinski, 51, doesn’t really know how a string of fraudulent charges ranging from as little as $3.19 for some odd outfit in Missouri to $434.10 at a Fry’s Electronics in another state... Read more »

May 5, 2014

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Why the U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis' advance estimate of the U.S. economy showed the country's economy grew, but only by a little. Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Americans can agree that there's inequality, it's why that divides us

A plurality of Americans are aware that income inequality has increased over the past decade, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center, but pinpointing the reason why is politically divided. Read more »

April 30, 2014

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Report shows local economy continues to grow

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index rose 3.7 points to 102.9 from March to April, according to a new report. The index has now increased for six consecutive months. Read more »

April 29, 2014

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Is big data more like Big Brother?

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What is big data? And why is it something that people are worrying about? Read more »

April 29, 2014

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A fading middle-class perk: lower mortgage rates

For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates. Read more »

April 25, 2014

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40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry

Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were... Read more »

April 25, 2014

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Burger King's profit rises on cost cuts

Burger King reported a higher first-quarter profit as cost-cutting offset weak sales in the U.S. Read more »

April 25, 2014

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Ford's profit falls 39 percent in first quarter

Ford Motor Co.'s worldwide sales rose in the first quarter, propelled by growing strength in Asia and Europe. But weakness in North America dragged down the company's profit. Read more »

April 25, 2014

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