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Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0500

The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.

Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:17:00 -0500

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.

These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:49:00 -0500

A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a several universities are trying an experiment online to see if that cost, for some degrees, can come down.

The Perplexing Psychology Of Saving For Health Care

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Even many people eligible for a health savings account who have extra cash to contribute to one don't do it. Therapists say that's partly because nobody wants to admit they will get old or sick.

'Aisles Have Eyes' Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:36:23 -0500

Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.

Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:06:00 -0500

New data illustrate how deeply entrenched the racial wealth gap is. The reasons traverse the historical and deliberate exclusion of people of color from economic institutions and government programs.

Even If You Expect Obamacare To Be Repealed, Don't Skip Paying Tax Penalty Now

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0500

People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:36:00 -0500

Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.

You Could Pay Thousands Less For A Funeral Just By Crossing The Street

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:02:00 -0500

An NPR investigation finds the death care industry can often be confusing and unhelpful to consumers who must make high-priced decisions at a time of grief and financial stress.

Watchdog Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500

The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration.

Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Roadblocks In Congress

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:22:00 -0500

Wednesday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate over how to pay for Trump's trillion-dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."

Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy Spotlight

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:02:00 -0500

Republicans hope to expand the use of health savings accounts to encourage consumers to be more judicious in using their coverage. How do the accounts work?

VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:23:00 -0500

The plan would cover nearly 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that contain what U.S. regulators have called a cheating mechanism.

Sales Of Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.

Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:55:00 -0500

People continue to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage, even as huge questions loom about where millions of people will find health care in a year.