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When to Ignore Credit Card Advice

When to Ignore Credit Card Advice

By Gregory Karp | Apr 21
Credit card tips might be easier to understand when they're binary - do this, don't do that - but that advice usually doesn't apply to everybody. In fact, some advice could hurt more than help.

Warren to Black Voters: 'All Our Fights Are Interconnected'

Warren to Black Voters: 'All Our Fights Are Interconnected'

By Steve Peoples | Apr 21
Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared on Friday that the racism and bigotry that shaped housing policies in the United States for generations is still preventing African-Americans from owning homes.

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 20
Many of the companies adopting the policy are restaurants with menus and prices more upscale than fast-food chains.

AP FACT CHECK: No, Tax-Filing Migraines Are Not Going Away

AP FACT CHECK: No, Tax-Filing Migraines Are Not Going Away

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Apr 19
On Tax Day, President Donald Trump and a chorus of Republicans announced that Tuesday's filing deadline marked the last time that figuring out taxes will drive Americans crazy. Not so.

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trump Tariff Hike

Chinese Exporters Scramble to Cope with Trump Tariff Hike

By Joe McDonald | Apr 18
Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China's biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales unprofitable.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Grown Kids Own A Home

3 Ways Parents Can Help Grown Kids Own A Home

By Marilyn Lewis | Apr 18
When responsible first-time homebuyers need help buying a home, the family bank sometimes can lend a hand.

State Pension Funding Hits Record Shortfall, Report Finds

State Pension Funding Hits Record Shortfall, Report Finds

By Geoff Mulvihill | Apr 16
A public employee pension crisis for state governments has deepened to a record level even after nearly nine years of economic recovery for the nation, according to a study released Thursday.

Question of Sales Tax on Online Purchases Goes to High Court

Question of Sales Tax on Online Purchases Goes to High Court

By Jessica Gresko | Apr 16
Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.

After Tax Season, Beleaguered IRS Must Deal with Overhaul

After Tax Season, Beleaguered IRS Must Deal with Overhaul

By Marcy Gordon | Apr 15
The IRS, pummeled for years by congressional Republicans and funding cuts, faces the challenge of administering the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades.

Fly Now, Pay Later: Are Travel Loans A Good Deal?

Fly Now, Pay Later: Are Travel Loans A Good Deal?

By Amrita Jayakumar | Apr 15
What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later - without maxing out your credit cards?

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