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July 30, 2019 - 8:46 pm
The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal, state and university funding that's meant to help needy students. Federal authorities were notified last year that some parents in Illinois were transferring custody of their...
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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)
July 29, 2019 - 9:03 am
Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists. We're not out to steal their money — just their time. When fraudsters call to say we're about to be arrested for tax debt, our Social Security number has been "suspended," or a loved one is in...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019 file photo, Kate, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles while sitting in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch the women's singles final match between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Romania's Simona Halep on at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Meghan has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue with the theme "Forces for Change." Royal officials say the issue coming out Aug. 2 features “change-makers united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers” and includes a conversation between Meghan and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
July 29, 2019 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue with the theme "Forces for Change." Royal officials say the issue coming out Aug. 2 features "change-makers united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers" and includes a conversation between...
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This undated photo provided by New Jersey state Assemblywoman Angela McKnight shows "Feel Better Dolls" on the shelf of a One Dollar Zone store in Bayonne, N.J. The black rag dolls that came with instructions to "find a wall" and slam the toy against it have been pulled from three stores after customers and the lawmaker said they were offensive. (Angela McKnight via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 8:43 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Black rag dolls that came with instructions to "find a wall" and slam the toy against it have been pulled from three stores after customers and a lawmaker said they were offensive. The "Feel Better Doll" featured instructions to "whack" the doll "whenever things don't go well...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, British lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg gestures as he speaks at a meeting for eurosceptic think tank The Bruges group, in London. The new leader of Britain’s House of Commons has some old-fashioned rules for staff, banning metric measurements and ordering men to be addressed as “esquire.” A memo for staff of Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg published Friday, July 26 says men without aristocratic titles should get the suffix “Esq.” in correspondence. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
July 26, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The new leader of Britain's House of Commons has a painstaking list of grammar and etiquette rules for his staff. A memo for employees in Jacob Rees-Mogg's office directs them to avoid using words such as "very," ''hopefully" and "got," and to address men with the courtesy title "...
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In this June 4, 2019, photo two people walk along the water in the early morning sunrise near downtown Miami in Key Biscayne, Fla. Some debts that bring the promise of opportunity, like student loans or mortgages, might seem “good,” but that's not always the case. And having credit card debt isn't always bad. What makes debt “good” or “bad” depends on how it fits into your overall financial picture. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 25, 2019 - 10:50 am
Are student loans good debt that can open the door to a career or an insurmountable burden? Is all credit card debt a sign of reckless spending, or can it be a smart way to cover an expense? In general, no form of debt is inherently "good" or "bad." What makes it good or bad is how it fits into...
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July 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PARIS (AP) — Lesbians and single women in France may soon have access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. President Emmanuel Macron's government presented a draft law Wednesday on bioethics that includes expanding treatments such as in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Currently the...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to offer schools guidance on complying with federal nondiscrimination laws following a review that found students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. The administration rescinded...
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July 23, 2019 - 8:02 am
A typical July includes vacations, travel, shopping, weddings and beaches. Budgets? Not really. But the year's halfway point provides a great opportunity to take a close look at your financial health and goals. Now's a good time to "check yourself before you wreck yourself," says Nora Yousif,...
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July 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 21 about a new law that will allow Oregon students to take "mental health days," The Associated Press misspelled the first name of one of the bill's advocates. She is Hailey Hardcastle, not Haily. The story also gave the wrong title for Debbie Plotnik. She is...
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