Personal finance

In this Feb. 21, 2019, photo, Joe and Deb Colgan sit with their German shepherds Gracie, on the floor, and Takaani, on the couch, in their home in Oconomowoc, Wis. The Colgans started feeding their two previous dogs raw meat seven years ago and continued with Gracie and Takaani because they say they have less health problems and cleaner teeth. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding raw, freeze dried or lightly cooked meat and vegetables to their dogs and cats. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 04, 2019 - 12:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in...
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In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Neal, whose committee has jurisdiction over all tax issues, has formally requested President Donald Trump's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 04, 2019 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman formally asked the IRS to provide six years of President Donald Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses as Democrats try to shed light on his complex financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest. The request by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif. The massively expensive wildfires in 2017-2018 have prompted the creation of a five-member board, that met Wednesday April 3, 2019, to continue to consider who should pay for the increasingly destructive and costly wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from devastating wildfires that threaten to worsen with climate change. One option on the table is the creation of a...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the We the People Membership Summit, featuring the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, at the Warner Theatre, in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 01, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released 12 years of tax returns, saying "transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance." The Minnesota senator on Monday was the latest 2020 contender to make her returns public. The tax returns date back to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1997 file photo, Khaled al-Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco, watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia. According to an assessment published Monday, April 1, 2019, by Moody’s Investors Services, the net profits of Saudi Aramco reached $111 billion last year. That places Aramco ahead of some of the world’s most profitable firms. In their first-ever grade assessment for Aramco, Fitch Ratings issued the firm an A+ rating, while Moody’s gave it it’s A1 rating ahead of its upcoming bonds sale. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)
April 01, 2019 - 8:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco's net profits reached $111 billion last year, according to an assessment published Monday by Moody's Investors Services that offered a rare glimpse into the state-owned oil firm's finances before it issues its first bonds in international markets...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony will be held on March 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 31, 2019 - 2:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce...
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Ryan Coogler, right, and the cast of "Black Panther," accept the award for outstanding motion picture at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 31, 2019 - 2:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate pledging to release his tax returns. The governor told Fox News on Friday that he will post the last 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website, and he notes that President Donald Trump still hasn’t released any of his returns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 10:41 am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Jon Thor Birgisson, center, from the Icelandic rock group Sigur Ros, performs at the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City. Members of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion, three years after local authorities launched a probe into the avant-garde rock band’s finances. The indictment, issued by the District Prosecutor on Thursday, March 28, 2019 accuses the Nordic nation’s prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014, evading a total of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million). (AP Photo/Christian Palma, file)
March 28, 2019 - 9:19 pm
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances. An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, a man paddles his boat through a flooded village after a dam in southeastern Laos collapsed, in the Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos. A United Nations human rights expert is urging Laos to focus less on big, foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its children and the poor. Philip Alston, the U.N. rapporteur on poverty, said Laos’ economy can only thrive if its leaders do a better job of educating and caring for all of its people.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its children and the poor. The U.N. rapporteur on poverty, Philip Alston, said Thursday that Laos' impoverished economy...
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