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How a rate hike could end U.S. auto boom
By Matt Scully
Oct 18, 2015 1:00 AM
The end of seven years of easy-money Federal Reserve policies may derail a U.S. auto boom fueled by cheap debt, a group of economists said in a recent report.
Facebook tests another tool to get us to embrace social shopping
By Sarah Halzack
Oct 17, 2015 7:31 AM
Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter are looking for ways to keep you engaged in their digital ecosystems anyway, and new offerings such as shopping could help with that.
Lower gas prices mean no Social Security increase next year
Oct 11, 2015 4:06 PM
Only twice before, in 2010 and 2011, have there been no increases. In all, the COLA affects payments to more than 70 million Americans.
The remarkable thing that happens to poor kids when you give their parents a little money
By Roberto A. Ferdman
Oct 11, 2015 7:42 AM
Not only did the extra income appear to lower the instance of behavioral and emotional disorders among the children, but, perhaps even more important, it also boosted two key personality traits that tend to go hand in hand with long-term positive life outcomes: conscientiousness and agreeableness
Your credit score is eerily good at predicting your success in love
By Ana Swanson
Oct 11, 2015 7:31 AM
When people are looking for a significant other, they often try to find someone whose values, education, earnings, hobbies and even height match their own. But new research suggests there's one promising measure for finding a committed partner that most daters overlook -- credit scores.
ATM fees soar to new high
By Jonnelle Marte Washington Post
Oct 11, 2015 6:42 AM
Consumers who use any ATM outside of their banks' to withdraw cash are now paying record high fees, based on a new survey from Bankrate.com. Banks now charge $4.52 on average for each transaction, up 21 percent from five years ago.
The staggering cost of day care when you make only the minimum wage
By Danielle Paquette
Oct 11, 2015 7:32 AM
Child-care costs would now devour at least 30 percent of a minimum-wage worker's earnings in every state, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute has found.
Why your heating bill will probably be lower this winter
By Tim Loh
Oct 11, 2015 7:32 AM
Those who burn natural gas to keep warm from October through March will pay an average of $578, down 10 percent from a year ago and the least since the winter of 2011-2012, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday. Heating-oil consumers will pay $1,392, the lowest since at least 2008, the EIA projected in its Winter Fuels Outlook.
DressanderBHC forms alliance with Horter Investment
Oct 9, 2015 12:41 PM
Independent financial marketing organization DressanderBHC has formed an alliance with Cincinnati-based registered investment adviser Horter Investment Management, to help independent advisers build stronger and more successful practices.
New president, Fed will determine U.S. economy, expert says at Palatine event
By Anna Marie Kukec
Oct 9, 2015 8:30 AM
Robert Genetski, an economist and author, said Thursday we're on a rocky path unless the Federal Reserve and a new president can pull us out of an impending recession.
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