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Why the GOP Tax Cuts Are Boosting Stocks and Who Gains Most

Why the GOP Tax Cuts Are Boosting Stocks and Who Gains Most

By Josh Boak | Jan 16
Republicans assert that the plan will deliver stronger economic growth and substantial pay raises for the middle class. Democrats and most economists counter that the measure will overwhelmingly favor corporations and wealthy individuals.

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

By Gregory Karp | Jan 15
As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.

U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 14
President Donald Trump's administration announced $2 billion in grants Thursday for local agencies trying to help the homeless even as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs.

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
Consumer advocates warn medical credit cards can saddle patients with unexpected penalties and sky-high interest rates.

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

By Brianna McGurran | Jan 13
Some secrets are harmless, like eating the last slice of your partner's favorite cake. But hiding thousands of dollars in debt does not fall into the "harmless" category.

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Frank Eltman | Jan 12
New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels.

U.S. Decision Would Hit Families' Pocketbooks in El Salvador

U.S. Decision Would Hit Families' Pocketbooks in El Salvador

By Marcos Aleman | Jan 11
The change would affect only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Salvadorans living the United States. But the effects could be devastating for families who depend on the money sent home by relatives.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Inflates the Size of His Tax Cuts

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Inflates the Size of His Tax Cuts

Jan 10
President Donald Trump is misstating the size of his tax cuts.

Liz Weston: Why You Should Save for Something Fun

Liz Weston: Why You Should Save for Something Fun

By Liz Weston | Jan 10
Maybe saving for something you really, really want isn't frivolous. It may be exactly what you need to get your financial life on track.

Guns Sold by Police End Up with Drug Dealers, in Gang Houses

Guns Sold by Police End Up with Drug Dealers, in Gang Houses

By Martha Bellisle | Jan 9
A yearlong Associated Press analysis found more than a dozen firearms sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state since 2010 later became evidence in new criminal investigations.

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