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Dave Ramsey says: Develop good relationships for positive references

Work and try to develop good relationships with people in your field and those associated with it. If that’s in place, they can give out honest, positive references. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Working 9-to-5 becoming a less popular way to make a living

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement. Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to son-in-law

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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IMF: Fed should delay interest rate hike to 2016

The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpar. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Allstate will offer insurance for ride-sharing app drivers

Allstate will start insuring drivers who pick up passengers through ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough

Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money — but its creditors... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery

More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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India's central bank cuts key interest rate to boost growth

India's central bank cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, the third such reduction this year in support of government efforts to boost growth. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Which 2 Utah cities made the cut for housing you can afford and quality job markets?

Salt Lake and Provo are ranked as having great job opportunities and affordable housing. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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Recalls this week: Folding knives, night lights, bicycles

More than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and... Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Hero2Hire helps veterans, spouses find employment

The Hero2Hired job fair kicked off Thursday at the Davis Conference Center. The job fair helps military members, veterans and their spouses find employment. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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'Such a stress reliever': In Rhode Island, residents already have paid family leave

As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises,... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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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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US stocks edge lower in morning trading; oil recovers

U.S. stocks moved lower in late morning trading Thursday as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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AT&T paying $25M to settle US action over data breaches

AT&T is paying $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that compromised customer data for some 280,000... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: New ideas may be better coming from old friends

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is having the ability to recognize when something isn’t working and change it. ... I think he needs to talk to someone like a pastor, or even an older... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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US consumer borrowing climbs to record high in February

Consumers increased their borrowing to a record high in February, driven by a large jump in auto and student loans. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should

Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth. Read more »

April 5, 2015

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Student loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

March 25, 2015

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In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward ending the nagging annual threat of... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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