Fed survey: Growth, hiring slowed in parts of US
The U.S. economy expanded modestly in June and early July, but growth and hiring slowed in several parts of the country. The key findings of the Federal Reserve survey echoed the gloomier outlook that Chairman Ben Bernanke offered to Congress this week.
Scammers pose as IRS in attempt to get data
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commands attention. When you get something in the mail from the tax agency, you can bet you'll open it right away.
US economy appears weaker as retail sales slump
The outlook for the U.S. economy appeared dimmer Monday after a report that Americans spent less at retail businesses for a third straight month in June.
10 best new sedans under $25,000
Car shoppers can be classified in different groups. Some are in search of luxury, some want economy. Is it possible to find a car that offers both?
Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs
A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lower rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up.
Skating rinks, yoga are latest ploys to increase hotel revenue
Hotels are building meeting rooms that can be re-purposed for nighttime cooking parties and flooding lawns to create ice rinks as they look for new revenue streams.
Taxes for online shopping gaining support in states, Congress
Online shopping in some states is about to become more expensive.
Mortgage rates: How low can they go?
For consumers who want to buy a home and can't qualify for a mortgage, it has to be agony. Mortgage interest rates continue to fall, making homes even more affordable. The decline in rates, coupled with rising home values, just might improve your chances.
Gas prices start moving higher again
After weeks of steady declines, the retail price of gasoline began moving higher this week. Whether this is a temporary or long-term trend remains to be seen.
10 ways to avoid a debt trap
Most consumers who turn to a payday lender have found themselves in serious financial need. But good money management is always your best defense. So here are 10 steps to getting on a firmer financial footing.
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