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Why Traditional Credit Scores Still Matter

Why Traditional Credit Scores Still Matter

By Liz Weston | Jul 18
Scores are also used to determine which apartments you can rent, which cell phone plans you can get and, in most states, how much you pay for auto and homeowners insurance.

AP Analysis: Billionaires Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

AP Analysis: Billionaires Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

By Sally Ho | Jul 18
Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin Step Back from Summit Remarks

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin Step Back from Summit Remarks

By Calvin Woodward and Richard Lardner | Jul 18
The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended.

Kids Fleeing Venezuela Left Hungry, Sick and Even Abandoned

Kids Fleeing Venezuela Left Hungry, Sick and Even Abandoned

By Christine Armario | Jul 16
As Venezuelans flee their country's collapsing economy and an autocratic government in rising numbers, a grim toll is becoming evident among the youngest arrivals in Colombia.

5 Years After Declaring Bankruptcy, Detroit Reborn at a Cost

5 Years After Declaring Bankruptcy, Detroit Reborn at a Cost

By Corey Williams | Jul 16
It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.

Sparse Details on Iowa Plans That Bypass Obama's Health Law

Sparse Details on Iowa Plans That Bypass Obama's Health Law

By Barbara Rodriguez and David Pitt | Jul 15
By not technically being labeled insurance, the law allows the Farm Bureau to ignore ACA rules and operate without consumer oversights provided by the Iowa Insurance Division.

Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

By Julie Carr Smyth | Jul 14
The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio's capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect.

Liz Weston: Can You Afford to Help Your Kid Start A Business?

Liz Weston: Can You Afford to Help Your Kid Start A Business?

By Liz Weston | Jul 13
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.

European Exporters Shift Trade to Avoid Higher U.S. Tariffs

European Exporters Shift Trade to Avoid Higher U.S. Tariffs

By Joe McDonald | Jul 11
European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs, a business group said Tuesday, as the impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war spreads.

Hawaii Governor to Veto Expansion of State's Hotel Tax

Hawaii Governor to Veto Expansion of State's Hotel Tax

Jul 11
Hawaii Gov. David Ige plans to veto legislation that would expand the state's hotel tax.

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