Personal spending

A shopper exits a fashion retailer Zara branch in an Istanbul upscale neighbourhood, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Shoppers at Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments: put there by Turkish workers complaining they have not been paid for the manufacturing the merchandise in the store. Workers of an outsource manufacturer have been leaving tags inside clothes saying: "I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
November 03, 2017 - 9:56 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shoppers at the fashion retailer Zara in Istanbul have found unusual tags on their garments — complaints by Turkish workers who say they have not been paid for the merchandise in the store. Workers from an outsourced manufacturer for Zara and other retailers have been going into...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 7:55 am
People who use rent-to-own stores often end up paying twice the retail price — or more — for anything they buy. So why do millions of people rent to own? Researchers say people who patronize rent-to-own outlets aren't being stupid, necessarily. Instead, they're falling prey to the kinds of...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, speaks next to Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a news conference announcing GOP tax legislation, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 02, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. What is clear is that many of the benefits for the middle class...
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October 27, 2017 - 4:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A husband and wife who owned an Atlanta pharmacy accused of supplying drugs to pill mill patients have been ordered to pay $5 million to state agencies that offer substance abuse treatment and victim assistance. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said Friday that Rosemary Ofume...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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October 19, 2017 - 12:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes. The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media that was released Thursday examined the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children...
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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces she'll join a lawsuit with California and other states challenging President Donald Trump's decision to halt payments to insurers that had helped hold premiums down for people buying insurance under the Obama-era health care law on Friday Oct. 13, 2017, in St. Cloud, Minn. (AP Photo/Kyle Potter)
October 13, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts...
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October 06, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Americans "the largest tax cut in our country's history." But for low-income households, Trump's plan would amount to crumbs. The poorest would get an average tax cut of about $60 a year, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Middle-...
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October 04, 2017 - 9:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo says it will refund customers that paid mortgage rate lock extension fees that were requested from Sept. 16, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2017, as it looks to win back their trust following a scandal over its sales practices. Wells Fargo & Co. said that approximately $...
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September 28, 2017 - 3:12 pm
A suburban Philadelphia tree-trimming company whose orange trucks are a familiar sight in communities throughout the United States will pay a record fine after pleading guilty in a scheme to employ thousands of people in the country illegally. Asplundh Tree Expert Co. of Willow Grove, a utility...
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