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Want change but don't want to move? 5 signs it may be time to remodel

In an effort to help you evaluate your home and circumstances, we offer five signs that it may be time to remodel.

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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The best states for middle-class taxpayers

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Tax day cometh. Did your state make it easier or harder to be a taxpayer? 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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Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

ns plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as the nation's largest drugstore chain expands on a $1 billion cost-reduction plan it announced last August. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: How to get the most out of your kitchen

There are many design points and elements to consider when remodeling a kitchen to make the most of an opportunity that only comes around every decade or two (or three). Read more »

April 8, 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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Revenue chief: Loopholes allow many companies to skip taxes

Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says data analysis by his department shows many of the largest companies doing business in Louisiana don't pay income taxes to the state. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid

Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to increase cooperation with Greece on energy and industry — but stopped short of extending direct financial aid that might complicate... 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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Balancing act: Workers are managing their lives from the office, study finds

A new survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported at least occasionally using time during their workday to deal with personal issues, and 31 percent said they spent several at-work hours... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Why you make certain decisions against your better judgment

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Have you ever wondered why you make certain decisions against your better judgment? Why is it, even when you know what is right, that choosing it is such a challenge? Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Short-term loans are just not worth it

I understand that people get into financial jams and need help getting out. But if a short-term loan product weren't available, they might manage their money in a way that doesn't trap them into... Read more »

April 5, 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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Dave Ramsey says: Paying kids for good grades creates teachable moments

You’re certainly not obligated to pay them for work or grades, but if you don’t do some of this — and teach them the proper ways to handle the money they earn — you’ll... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader... Read more »

April 1, 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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Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

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Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Balancing act: Work-life integration proves popular with readers

After the last few weeks, I'm starting to think it might be time to change this column's name from "Balancing act" in order to integrate the latest work-life buzzword. "Integration" is the new name... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Does it really matter if you grew up rich and your spouse grew up poor?

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Duke University sociology professor Jessi Streib thinks we might be misunderstanding how "cross-class" marriages really work. Read more »

March 29, 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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Under Armour looks to branded stores to propel growth

The store Under Armour opened this month on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the brand’s newest, largest and flashiest, showcasing not only its core training apparel, but also fishing and hunting gear, innovations in running... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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