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2015

March

05
  • As auto sales rise, loans keep getting longer. If your neighbor comes home with a new car and tells you he'll be paying for it over the next seven years, don't act surprised at the length. New data from Experian found that auto…
  • Questions to ask a prospective financial adviser. There’s a fight brewing in Washington. While fighting in Washington isn’t new, the cause of this particular fight might shock you. People are arguing about financial advice. Last week, the debate gained national attention as…
  • Fraudsters profit as more file taxes online. As tax season moves into its busiest stretch, unpleasant surprises await hundreds of thousands — some experts say millions — of Americans as the fallout from an unprecedented surge in online tax scams hits home.…
04
  • Obamacare back before Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Wednesday considers the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act since the justices upheld it as constitutional almost three years ago. At issue is whether millions of Americans who receive…
03
  • 529 plans may soon cover more college expenses. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would expand the benefits offered by the college savings plans to include coverage of expenses like computers and Internet access.
  • Costco names Citi, Visa as new credit card partners. Citigroup Inc. will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's credit cards and Visa Inc. will replace American Express as the credit-card network for Costco’s stores starting in 2016, the retailer announced Monday. AmEx has been the…
02

February

27
  • Retail pay hikes: What you need to know. The world's largest retailer was facing pressure from labor activists who were pushing for higher wages, but it is just one of several companies that have recently moved to boost pay for its employees.
26
  • FCC set to approve strong net neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve strict new rules for Internet providers Thursday in a historic vote that would represent the government's most aggressive attempt to make sure the Web remains a level playing field.…
 

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