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Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:24:00 -0400

All major stock indexes — including the Dow — are in record territory, even though the Trump administration has failed to deliver on key legislative promises. But other factors are at play.

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"

Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front To Pay Less Later

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:55:00 -0400

Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Senate's Health Bill Would Make Life Easier For Some Small Businesses

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:05:00 -0400

Some small businesses buy their health plans through trade associations. The GOP health bills would make those cheaper. But that could also make employer-based insurance more expensive for others.

In 'Most Regressive' State, Seattle Passes Tax On Highest Incomes

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:20:00 -0400

The tax on individuals earning over $250,000 will generate an estimated $140 million in new annual revenue. Seattle's mayor says it will help replace funds cut by President Trump's "austere budget."

Credit Agencies To Ease Up On Medical Debt Reporting

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Starting in September, the three main credit agencies will wait 180 days before including medical debt on a credit report, giving consumers time to resolve disputes with insurers.

New Rule Clears The Way For More Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:51:00 -0400

At issue are so called "arbitration clauses" that companies have used to block customers from joining class actions.

New Rule Opens Credit Card Companies, Banks To Class-Action Suits

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:33:00 -0400

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the new regulation, set to take effect in 60 days, would prevent financial institutions from requiring that disputes be settled by arbitration.

How To See If Home Prices Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:01:00 -0400

In much of the U.S., the housing crash hangover lingers. New tabulation of home price data lets you zoom in on hundreds of metro areas and counties around the country.

Who Would Enjoy Tax Breaks Under The GOP Health Care Proposals?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The GOP health bills would eliminate many of the taxes that help pay for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Wealthy individuals stand to gain the most. And customers of tanning salons.

Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The minimum wage is flat, college tuition is up and students are broke: Summer jobs just don't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.

Will My High Premiums Go Down? More Q&A About The GOP Health Plan

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:19:00 -0400

We're answering more questions about the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, including what the proposed changes would mean for healthy young people and for taxes.

Why Whole Foods' Small Suppliers Think Amazon Will Be Good For Them

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:25:00 -0400

The small companies that gave Whole Foods its local-food image are relieved to see Amazon taking over. But their hopes may collide with the online retailer's cost-cutting tactics.

Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:11:00 -0400

On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.