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Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:53:00 -0400

It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.

Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:25:00 -0400

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.

Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

Sun, 14 May 2017 03:22:00 -0400

A new federal program in 19 cities around the country allows the government to sue for unpaid student loan debt.

Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

In Dallas and other tight rental markets, Section 8 voucher holders can't find the homes they need, while developers face resistance from wealthier neighborhoods when trying to build new housing.

Why Do Children Love Those Fad Toys So?

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:25:00 -0400

Today it's fidget spinners, but soon it will be another little gizmo that children dearly, desperately want. The complicated social dynamics of childhood are one big reason.

Buying A Car? What To Look For When You Take A Test Drive

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Most consumers test drive only one vehicle before they buy. But with so much new technology and features in today's cars and trucks, a thorough test drive is more important than ever.

Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

Tue, 09 May 2017 12:31:00 -0400

The low-income housing tax credit program gave way to a booming $8 billion private industry, but as tax credits for companies increased, the number of housing units being built for the poor fell.

How A Traffic Fine Can Lead To Jail Time In California

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:22:00 -0400

Traffic fines in California have an outsize effect on low-income drivers and minorities.

Trump 'Confident' About GOP Health Care Bill's Prospects In The Senate

Thu, 04 May 2017 11:54:00 -0400

Passage in the House is the first step in fulfilling the GOP's longtime pledge to dismantle Obamacare. The president praised House Speaker Ryan as a "genius" for engineering the legislative victory.

Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

Thu, 04 May 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The Obama-era policy allowed states to offer retirement savings plans. Retiree and worker protection groups say the state-designed plans benefit employees of small businesses that lack 401(k) plans.

Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:27:00 -0400

A select group of travelers spends considerable effort trying to get bumped from overbooked flights. The payoff: vouchers that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

United Airlines Settles With Passenger Dragged From Plane

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:00 -0400

Terms of the settlement have not been released. United promises changes in the way it deals with passengers.

Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:42:00 -0400

The details of the measure will be worked out in talks with Congress; the effect on the deficit is unknown.

Trump Administration Vows 'Biggest Tax Cut,' 'Largest' Overhaul In History

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:48:00 -0400

The White House is issuing tax-plan guidelines today. It's not likely to get taken up soon, but Trump's Treasury secretary is pledging to move quickly — and to achieve 3 percent growth.

Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:01:00 -0400

Many Americans are increasingly expressing their political beliefs with their wallets. Neeru Paharia explains how we use money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.