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Stories with subject: Personal finance
  • Christie and wife earned nearly $1 million in 2014 story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:17 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $1 million in income last year, according to tax returns released by the New Jersey governor's office Friday.

  • Recalls this week: Highchairs, off-highway vehicles 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:55 pm

    About 35,000 highchairs are being recalled this week because nearly a dozen children have suffered injuries after removing the tray and falling. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles with a fuel tank defect.

  • House bill targets health law, Planned Parenthood funds 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.

  • US boosts privacy protection on health insurance website story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:22 am

    WASHINGTON - Responding to criticism from civil liberties advocates, the Obama administration said Friday it has strengthened consumer privacy protections on the government's health insurance website as a new sign-up season nears.

  • Utility filing puts number on cost of solar customers 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:10 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona's largest electricity utility on Thursday put hard numbers on the costs it contends solar customers aren't paying to maintain the power grid.

  • Q&A: Calvert Investments chief talks sustainable investing 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:06 pm

    NEW YORK - Responsible investing isn't just for hippies wanting to avoid stocks of tobacco or alcohol companies anymore.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness.

  • Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:36 pm

    NEW YORK - Suing your bank or debt collector might be getting a whole lot easier.

  • How new mortgage disclosure rules may affect buyers 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:25 pm

    Closing on a home can be exciting but also stressful for buyers, particularly those who are relying on financing. New rules aim to make sure buyers at least have a better understanding of the financial obligations they are signing up for when they take on a home loan.

  • Watchdog agency critical of employee supplemental insurance 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:59 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Supplemental insurance policies that North Carolina state agencies offer workers lack oversight, complicate decision-making and result in wasteful employee and taxpayer spending, the General Assembly's government watchdog team told lawmakers Wednesday.

  • US consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.

  • Medical board plans to revoke license of addiction doctor 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:35 pm

    BUTTE, Montana - The medical director of the state's chemical dependency treatment center is on paid administrative leave and faces indefinite suspension of his medical license over concerns that he may have been using some type of intoxicant.

  • Customer-friendly upgrades for gov't health insurance site story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 12:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government's health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors and medications are covered, and get a better estimate of costs.

  • A guide to watching sports if you don't have cable story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:49 am

    NEW YORK - It's football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don't have cable? You can still watch.

  • Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:00 am

    NEW YORK - The new chip credit cards that shoppers are getting in their mailboxes may prevent criminals from stealing from stores, but many thieves are expected to move their operations online. Small businesses could be the most vulnerable.

  • Illinois reducing fees on college savings plan 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:32 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs.

  • Sports galore online: Cricket, wrestling, ice skating 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:30 am

    NEW YORK - Football, baseball and men's basketball have major sites dedicated to streaming games for hard-core fans. But other sports do too. Here's a list of some free and paid services:

  • After comments, Regulators must decide rooftop solar rules 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:47 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Supporters of proposed Mississippi rules to ease installation of rooftop solar panels portrayed them Tuesday as a boon that will benefit all utility customers, while utilities expressed varying degrees of concern about the possibility of shifting costs to poorer customers.

  • California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:34 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

  • Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:35 pm

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.

  • Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.

  • Federal report: Florida lags in disbursing foreclosure aid 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 1:34 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - Florida lags behind other states in using federal mortgage assistance money to help desperate homeowners facing foreclosure, and Florida has only drawn on half of the $1 billion available, according to a critical report released Tuesday.

  • Woman sentenced in $4 million mortgage-debt scheme 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:30 am

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California woman has been sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for leading a $4 million scheme that falsely promised to erase mortgage debts for hundreds of homeowners.

  • New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:37 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.

  • A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-05-15 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.