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Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn't a good idea

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:18:45 GMT2017-03-23T14:18:45Z

A big tax bill is like hay fever . You don't want it, you try to avoid it - and then April rolls around and it hits you hard. Now you have to figure out how to take care of it....

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:11:58 GMT2017-03-23T14:11:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market....

Long-term mortgage rates slip

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:10:59 GMT2017-03-23T14:10:59Z


Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:05:52 GMT2017-03-23T14:05:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found....

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:01:08 GMT2017-03-23T14:01:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017....

Markets Right Now: US stocks open little changed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:40 GMT2017-03-23T13:40:40Z

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):...

Jon Corzine's MF Global, PwC in settlement

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:53 GMT2017-03-23T13:30:53Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The trial between bankrupt brokerage MF Global, run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, and its former accounting firm, PwC, came to an unceremonious end on Thursday, with both parties saying they have reached a settlement....

Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:04 GMT2017-03-23T13:10:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday....

UK consumers spend more in Feb but underlying trend is down

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:09:22 GMT2017-03-23T12:09:22Z

LONDON (AP) -- Official figures show retail sales in Britain bounced back strongly in February but that the underlying picture remains gloomy as the country prepares to start two years of discussions to leave the European Union....

European shares fall, Asia gains as US healthcare vote looms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:32 GMT2017-03-23T09:02:32Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Global shares were mixed Thursday, as European benchmarks edged lower after a day of gains in Asia. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on campaign promises of tax and regulatory reforms....