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Senator Questions Protecting Florida from Drilling

Liz Weston: Why You Should Save for Something Fun

By Matthew Daly |
The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.

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Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 16
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Race is On for Succession to Europe's Top Economic Posts

Race is On for Succession to Europe's Top Economic Posts

By David McHugh | Jan 16
Europe is preparing to find successors for many of its most powerful economic officials. Those chosen will make decisions affecting the jobs, savings and pay of 340 million people living in the 19 countries that share the euro.

Why the GOP Tax Cuts Are Boosting Stocks and Who Gains Most

Why the GOP Tax Cuts Are Boosting Stocks and Who Gains Most

By Josh Boak | Jan 16
Republicans assert that the plan will deliver stronger economic growth and substantial pay raises for the middle class. Democrats and most economists counter that the measure will overwhelmingly favor corporations and wealthy individuals.

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

By Gregory Karp | Jan 15
As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.

U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

U.S. Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 14
President Donald Trump's administration announced $2 billion in grants Thursday for local agencies trying to help the homeless even as the government proposes deep cuts to federal housing programs.

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

By Josh Cornfield | Jan 14
State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters.

Trump-Branded Condo Tower Sues for Right to Erase His Name

Trump-Branded Condo Tower Sues for Right to Erase His Name

By Verena Dobnik | Jan 14
The board of a 376-unit luxury condominium tower on Manhattan's West Side is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump's name off the building.

Democratic Lawmakers Want to Subpoena Trump Organization

Democratic Lawmakers Want to Subpoena Trump Organization

By Tami Abdollah | Jan 14
Democratic members of the House oversight committee asked the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump's conflicts of interests.

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
Consumer advocates warn medical credit cards can saddle patients with unexpected penalties and sky-high interest rates.

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