From small businesses to home owners, here's everything on year-end tax breaks

It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks.

Everything you need to know about year-end tax breaks

It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start... Read more »

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Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015


TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


3 startups that want to get millennials saving money

Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries

Gianfranco Romeo sits at a table at his trattoria off the Pantheon, casting scorn over the idea that he's a frontman for a feared mafia clan. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015


New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid

Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors, shocked into action by this year's migration of... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015


Analysts expect short-term market drop from Paris terror

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency is likely to fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015


Greece: No agreement with creditors on bailout release

Greece failed to convince European creditors Monday to release vital bailout funds to shore up the country's public coffers and its crippled banks but hopes are high that a deal will be concluded... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Obama administration unveils health care premiums for 2016

When consumers turn on their laptops and tablets Monday morning, they should be able to check premiums for 2016 under President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2015


Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015


Recalls this week: Vertical roasters, battery chargers

A line of vertical roasters are being recalled because they can break or shatter. Battery chargers that can overheat are also among this week's recalled consumer products. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015


Will Amazon's Echo speaker or Dash buttons make your life easier?

When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn't convinced... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015


The Mortgage Professor: Simple interest mortgages are not for the simple-minded

Q&A with Jack Guttentag, professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about simple interest mortgages. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015


A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

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A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015


Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed

Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Canceling credit card doesn't erase credit history

Canceling a credit card doesn’t erase a person’s entire credit history, and it doesn’t erase their credit history with that company or their card, either. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015


Tips on using new iPhone feature for animating still photos

If you're getting one of the new iPhones, you'll be able to turn still images into video. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


US average rate on 30-year home loans falls to 3.86 percent

U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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