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Is it worth cutting the cord on cable television?

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New streaming services may make cable and satellite services obsolete. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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Consumer confidence provides positive backdrop to auto show

Many consumers at the auto expo said that while they are buoyed by the upbeat economy and low fuel prices. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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Democrats' push to up minimum wage face hurdles from GOP

Democratic lawmakers say they're ready to introduce bills this session that would increase Iowa's minimum wage, but the effort faces hurdles because of a divided Legislature and Republican Gov.... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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My view: Is Obama’s plan to pay for community college for all the best use of the money?

lowing editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan. 14: Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust

A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Americans feeling pretty good about the economy

Things are looking up for the American economy, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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IRS cuts taxpayer services as filing returns gets harder

Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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There are about 8,000 mutual funds to invest in — choosing the right one doesn't have to be a hopeless task

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There are about 8,000 mutual funds to invest in. Choosing the right one doesn't have to be a hopeless task. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Average Salt Lake gas price hovers at $2, much to motorists' delight

With fuel prices plummeting, many Utah consumers are reaping big financial benefits. GasBuddy.com reported that average gasoline prices in Salt Lake City have fallen nearly 18 cents per gallon in... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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New tax forms to fill out on health insurance coverage

Be prepared for the tax man to get even more personal this year — with questions about your health insurance. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Balancing act: Memories are made of sunlight, bubble gum, time alone with Dad

In my memory, I'm 4 years old, sitting next to my dad at a diner's three-sided counter. Closing my eyes, I can travel 41 years back in time and see the scene. There's something about one-on-one... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Key numbers to know for your 2014 federal tax return

Key numbers to know when you're filing your 2014 taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service: Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Higher standard deduction, other breaks for older taxpayers

You've downsized to an apartment, the kids are long gone, and you're no longer eligible for some of the deductions and exemptions that had helped you lower your tax bill. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Temporary tax breaks good for 2014, future up to Congress

Many taxpayers can rest easier knowing that Congress extended a series of tax breaks for individuals and businesses before adjourning last month. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Preparing for Tax Day

Tax Day 2015 is still months away, but now is the time to start compiling the information and documentation necessary to make the process of filing taxes run as smoothly as possible. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Make financial decisions together

I believe it’s vitally important that financial decisions are made by husband and wife together — as one. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Think you can't save money? Think again

There are some steps you need to take to prepare for the challenge of change. ... Any promise you made to become a better manager of your financial resources should start with some prep work. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: Time is relative, and not just in physics

As we reminisce about the past year, time is altered. Before, the year was 365 days. Now it is only the seconds we think about a trip or a special event. The labor of delivery can be hours, but we... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in

At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Hard times for working-class America as midlevel jobs, marriage both hit decline

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Education attainment, wages, job availability and marriage are all tied together — and they impact the stability of American families, according to noted sociologist Andrew J. Cherlin. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Why anti-poverty aid needs financial literacy

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Whether it relates to wealth accumulation, credit-card debt, or simply saving money for a rainy day, financial literacy around the globe is remarkably low. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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The office space of the future bans sitting

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A project called The End of Sitting is swapping traditional desks and chairs for a complex where employees do their work standing, leaning, or lying down. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Randy Shumway: Environmental costs, economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing

On its journey toward increased reliance on renewable energy, the United States has taken an unlikely detour back to traditional oil and natural gas production. "Fracking" has become one of the... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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