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Debt, Protectionism Could Drag Down Improving Global Economy

Debt, Protectionism Could Drag Down Improving Global Economy

By David McHugh | Jun 28
The global economy's recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could burden consumers and companies as interest rates rise.

Black Marks Fall Off Credit Reports in July

Black Marks Fall Off Credit Reports in July

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 28
Starting July 1, the credit scores of up to 14 million people could begin to rise as credit reports are scrubbed of nearly all civil judgments and many tax liens.

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 26
People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings.

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

The Pain and Gain of Brexit Vote: British Economy A Year On

By Caroline Spiezioand Pan Pylas | Jun 25
Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

Student Loan Servicer Fights Back as States Eye Protections

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 24
The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers in Maine and elsewhere this year as it seeks to become the nation's single servicer of student loans.

Nonprofit Sells Pickles to Help Raise Money for ALS Research

Nonprofit Sells Pickles to Help Raise Money for ALS Research

Jun 24
A man with Lou Gehrig's disease is using his passion for making pickles to help fight for a cure.

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

BofA to Repay Released Arizona Inmates for Debit-Card Fees

By Bob Christie | Jun 23
Bank of America Corp. will repay tens of thousands of released Arizona prison inmates for what advocacy groups say were excessive charges to access money on debit cards they received when they got out of prison.

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

By Gene Johnson | Jun 22
Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released Tuesday.

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 22
Not wanting to confront unpaid bills is a perfectly understandable, if unfortunate, reaction to a bad financial situation. And it's not just people in extreme debt who might be afraid to look.

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