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Watchdog: EPA Should Recoup Travel Money from Pruitt, Guards

Watchdog: EPA Should Recoup Travel Money from Pruitt, Guards

By Ellen Knickmeyer | May 18
The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges for former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards.

Walmart Warns that Higher Tariffs Will Mean Higher Prices

Walmart Warns that Higher Tariffs Will Mean Higher Prices

By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 17
Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices.

Tariffs Force Businesses to Strategize to Preserve Profits

Tariffs Force Businesses to Strategize to Preserve Profits

By Joyce Rosenberg | May 16
Faced with the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imports from China, Ruth Rau is looking to other countries to manufacture baby and toddler toys.

Fewer Babies As U.S. Birth Rate Fails to Rebound with Economy

Fewer Babies As U.S. Birth Rate Fails to Rebound with Economy

By Carla K. Johnson | May 16
America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.

Shares in UK Travel Agency Plunge Amid Brexit Warning

Shares in UK Travel Agency Plunge Amid Brexit Warning

May 16
Shares in travel agency Thomas Cook slumped 17 percent after it reported a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) half year pre-tax loss and warned Brexit uncertainty was prompting travelers to delay bookings.

Minister: Defeating May's Bill Will Leave Brexit Deal 'Dead'

Minister: Defeating May's Bill Will Leave Brexit Deal 'Dead'

May 16
Britain's chief Brexit minister says Britain will be faced with a choice between a no-deal EU exit and remaining in the European Union if lawmakers reject Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit bill next month.

Consumers Could Be Collateral Damage if U.S. Expands Tariffs

Consumers Could Be Collateral Damage if U.S. Expands Tariffs

By Paul Wiseman and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 15
For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. Companies are already bracing for the fallout.

Liz Weston: The Life-Changing Magic of Working A Bit Longer

Liz Weston: The Life-Changing Magic of Working A Bit Longer

By Liz Weston | May 15
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven't saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be.

Should It Stay or Go? Clearing Out Financial Paperwork

Should It Stay or Go? Clearing Out Financial Paperwork

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | May 15
Paperwork is one of the easiest areas to let a mess build and one of the more challenging categories to tackle. That's in part because it's difficult to make a lot of decisions. And the stakes feel higher when it comes to financial documents.

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

By Philip Marcelo | May 15
Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But by how much is an open question.

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