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Trump's 100-day economy: Few achievements so far

Donald Trump won the presidency by crusading against slow growth in the U.S.economy, as he castigated trade pacts and other culprits he accuses of damaging the American worker’s well-being. At the 100-day mark, though, he hasn’t scored any major accomplishments on the economic front, although it’s not for want of trying. The gold standard for […]
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Should you roll your student loans into your mortgage?

College graduates with student debt soon will have a new option: the ability to roll those student loans into their home mortgage. Fannie Mae, which works with virtually every lender in the country, has created a new standard that will allow borrowers with sufficient home equity to fold their student loan balances into their home […]
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Your auto insurance may pay for someone's $10,000 massage therapy

For American motorists, it’s the worst scenario to be in — other than an actual accident. A clunker of a car with a driver and three passengers pulls into your lane right in front of you. Then, suddenly and for no reason, the driver slams on the brakes. Even if you’re able to stop in […]
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Comcast taps a surprising source of growth

NEW YORK – One of Comcast’s (CMCSA) fastest-growing businesses hasn’t been selling cable or internet subscriptions — or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads. It has been theme parks. Since 2011, when Comcast first took over NBCUniversal’s film and TV studios, cable and broadcast networks, TV stations and theme parks, the parks […]
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ECB keeps its foot on the stimulus pedal

FRANKFURT, Germany – The European Central Bank has left its stimulus program unchanged as it waits for the continent’s political situation to settle down. On Thursday it also refrained from signaling any plan to taper off its support for the economy despite evidence that growth is picking up sharply. The stand-pat decision comes days ahead […]
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Trump stands down on NAFTA, and other MoneyWatch headlines

April 27, 2017, 10:32 AM| White House promises to renegotiate, not scrap, trade pact; a “Shark Tank” star investor retires at 42; and America’s most-complained-about finance company is revealed. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
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Ranking the best and worst jobs in the U.S.

It doesn’t take a statistician to understand why statisticians might enjoy their work. Drawing on federal labor data, CareerCast ranks the profession as the best job of 2017, citing the low stress, “very good” work environment and high median salary of $80,110. Also making the the top 20, out of a total of 200 jobs […]
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Some big changes at United in wake of dragged passenger fiasco

United Airlines, still reeling from worldwide outrage following its violent removal of a bumped passenger, said it is making major changes to how it handles overbooked flights.  The airline also issued a detailed post-mortem on what went wrong on United Express Flight 3411, which culminated in police officers forcefully dragging passenger Dr. David Dao from […]
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Trump's tax plan falls flat on Wall Street

For months, stocks rose on any hint, rumor or tweet from President Trump about his plan for tax reform. Then they got a look at it. Investors have reacted with disappointment at what they’ve seen of the proposal. which has drawn criticism for being short on detail. Stocks slid into the red after the plan […]
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14 kinds of insurance that can waste your money

Marilyn Lewis and Hiram Reisner contributed to this post Insurance, at its best, helps protect against events that could send your finances into a death spiral. Crucial products include insurance against serious car crashes, the loss of or damage to a home and the loss of income due to death or disability. Other products? Many offer […]