Personal finance

A sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Seth Frotman, the nation's top government official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting student loan borrowers. Frotman is the latest high-level departure from the CFPB since Mick Mulvaney took over in late November. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers. Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan...
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FILE- In this Nov. 1, 2012, file photo early morning traffic in New York's Brooklyn borough moves slowly beneath the Manhattan skyline. The Trump administration announced new rules Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 24, 2018 - 8:53 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New rules unveiled by the IRS undermine some states' attempts to help residents keep a version of a popular federal income tax deduction. Last year's Republican tax overhaul put a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local income taxes, which could affect some high-...
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August 22, 2018 - 11:16 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree or finish a high school diploma. The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it will pay upfront tuition to workers who want to take classes starting in the fall. Disney initially will invest $50...
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FILE- In this May 6, 2018, file photo Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, plays bridge outside Berkshire-owned Borsheims jewelry store in Omaha, Neb. Berkshire investors have generally profited as Buffett found new ways to put the company’s money to work over the years, although he has made mistakes along the way. Berkshire could reveal some more surprises when the Omaha, Nebraska-based company details its stock holdings in a quarterly regulatory filing which is expected to be made Tuesday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 13, 2018 - 11:18 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could...
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August 01, 2018 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The price war among mutual fund companies is hitting a new frontier, to the further benefit of investors. Fidelity says it will soon offer a pair of mutual funds that charge zero in expenses. The new index funds are part of a suite of changes Fidelity is making to lower expenses and...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2011, file photo, cans of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke sit in a cooler at a deli in Portland, Ore. Items ranging from canned beverages to airline tickets will likely get more expensive, companies warn, as they face higher costs. Procter & Gamble, one of the biggest makers of consumer products, said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that Pampers prices will increase by an average of 4 percent in North America, while the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands could see 5 percent increases. (AP Photo, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:12 am
The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs...
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FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Congressional auditors say about 30 million people will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax withholding tables for employers were put together by the government early 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax...
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In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, photo, Ben Kovler, CEO, Green Thumb Industries poses for a portrait at the company's office in Chicago. Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition, but didn’t have access to enough capital to grow its marijuana business. Last month, the company with $20 million in revenue from pot shops in seven states turned its gaze north and went public in Canada, where marijuana soon will be broadly legalized nationwide. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 25, 2018 - 3:31 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S.-based marijuana businesses are lining up to list on the Canadian Securities Exchange to tap into financing from institutional investors put off by the U.S. ban on pot. Bastions of America's marijuana industry like MedMen, Green Thumb Industries, Acreage Holdings and Canna...
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In this June 8, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. On Thursday, July 12, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 12, 2018 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their first increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.53 percent from 4.52 percent a week earlier. Despite the decline in recent weeks,...
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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 09, 2018 - 3:13 pm
Amazon. Chipotle. GoPro. These household-name businesses were launched thanks to investments by the founders' parents. But parents also have sunk plenty of money into their offsprings' doomed enterprises, sometimes endangering their retirements and family relationships in the process. Certified...
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