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Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things.

Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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US home sales slide in April amid listing shortage

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report

US stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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White House: Obama assets between $1.9M and $6.9M

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, held assets last year that were worth roughly $1.9 million to $6.9 million, according to their required financial disclosure reports. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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ECB President Draghi: European stimulus will continue

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said the ECB's economic stimulus program is working but needs more time to bring European inflation back to healthier levels and restore consumer and... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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US household debt levels held back by cautious consumers

U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

eople aspiring to buy their first home are already facing disappointment this year. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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US home sales bounced back in March, but can the gain last?

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Citigroup's earnings rise 21 percent, beating estimates

Citigroup said Thursday that its first-quarter net income rose 21 percent as the company continued to slim down its operations and control expenses. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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US home construction off to weak March start

U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66 percent, Freddie Mac says

Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Handle the IRS' automated tax notices with care

The IRS matches documents it gets with what's on your tax return to identify unreported income. If there's a discrepancy, you get a CP2000. Even when you know you're right, getting such a notice... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Apple Watch isn't the only gadget out this week

The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Food stamp benefits at Utah farmers markets to double thanks to new federal grant

A new, multi-year grant of nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded to Utahns Against Hunger will allow food stamp users to double their benefits up to $10 for produce... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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