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Cutting down: What being a minimalist is all about

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Minimalists may not want a lot of things, but the minimalist culture is growing to new heights. Read more »

June 14, 2014

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The economics of the World Cup

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The World Cup is set to kick off. But what role do economics play? Read more »

June 12, 2014

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The economic lessons of video games

What do video games have to say about economics? According to The Week’s John Aziz, quite a lot. Read more »

June 12, 2014

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Can poor Americans really relate to wealthy politicians?

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Hillary Clinton said she was broke. And that has raised some questions about whether Americans relate to wealthy politicians. Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Baby boomers need to figure out how much to spend in retirement

After raising six children and working nearly 25 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Elroy Grandy says he spent his first few years in retirement spending a bit too much. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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The Journey: Weigh pros and cons before rolling your 401(k) into IRA

Question: What do you think of ETFs? Also, what is your opinion of moving significant funds — one-third to one-half of one’s 401(k) — from an institutional account to a retail... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Study: Drivers’ premiums, credit scores not unrelated

In case you needed another reason to pay your bills on time, a new study by WalletHub has found that credit scores have a surprisingly big influence on what you pay for car insurance. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Getting Started: Despite low rates, you can find best savings accounts

Interest rates on savings accounts have been close to zero for a while. But if you’ve been building an emergency cash fund or got money as part of a graduation gift this spring, you need to... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Veterans deal with financial learning curve

When he retired from the Marine Corps in May and became a manager for a defense contractor, Col. Mark Desens knew he was entering new territory in many ways. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Why you can't find a job, even though the new jobs report says there's a bunch

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The new jobs report shows that more than 200,000 jobs were added and the U.S. has made up for the Great Recession's losses. But still, no one's working. Why? Read more »

June 6, 2014

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Wal-Mart to face scrutiny at annual meeting

Wal-Mart stakeholders should get a deeper insight into new CEO Doug McMillon's plans to shape the future of the world's largest retailer in an era of changing consumer habits, a tough global... Read more »

June 6, 2014

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How America's love for cars is changing

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Having a car is as American as it gets. Right? Well, maybe not so much anymore. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Automakers see big US sales gains in May

Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and a strong Memorial Day weekend — was expected to push U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Feds to consider paying doctors for end-of-life planning

The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about “advance care planning,” including living wills and end-of-life treatment... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Why bookstores aren't going away just yet

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With Amazon caught up in a controversy with Hachette, bookstores may have found a saving grace. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Dave Ramsey talks faith, finances and fame in exclusive Q&A

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There is something deeper going on behind Dave Ramsey's ideas, a spiritual side he says is vital to how he found financial peace. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Report: Car, truck crashes cost whopping $871 billion in a single year

The economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to a whopping $871 billion in a single year, according to a study released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety... Read more »

May 29, 2014

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College is worth it — if you do things right

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Lots of speculation and debate has risen up over the last few days about whether college is worth it or not. It seems it is, if you handle things the right way. Read more »

May 28, 2014

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Median CEO pay crosses $10 million in 2013

They're the $10 million men and women. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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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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