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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

By Corey Williams | Jan 19
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

By Liz Weston | Jan 17
Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

By Ken Sweet | Jan 17
Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday - effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 profit - as the financial conglomerate had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law.

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.

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.

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

By Brianna McGurran | Jan 13
Some secrets are harmless, like eating the last slice of your partner's favorite cake. But hiding thousands of dollars in debt does not fall into the "harmless" category.

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Frank Eltman | Jan 12
New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels.

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