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Trump's Tariffs Risk Jobs and Profits in Working-Class Areas

Trump's Tariffs Risk Jobs and Profits in Working-Class Areas

By Richard Lardner | Apr 25
President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home.

Why You Shouldn't Co-Sign Your Grandkid's Student Loan

Why You Shouldn't Co-Sign Your Grandkid's Student Loan

By Liz Weston | Apr 25
Federal student loans don't require co-signers, but private student loans typically do. If the student's parents don't have good credit scores or aren't willing to co-sign, a loving grandparent may be asked to step in. They should say no.

Survey: Economists' Outlook is Sunny but Not Due to Tax Cuts

Survey: Economists' Outlook is Sunny but Not Due to Tax Cuts

By Josh Boak | Apr 25
America's business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay.

Insider Q&A: The Inherent Limits of Temporary Tax Cuts

Insider Q&A: The Inherent Limits of Temporary Tax Cuts

By Marcy Gordon | Apr 24
The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous permanent breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans, while those for individuals and families are only temporary.

Ask Brianna: How to Say No to Being A Bridesmaid

Ask Brianna: How to Say No to Being A Bridesmaid

By Brianna McGurran | Apr 23
A true friend will understand if your finances keep you from participating, and that declining her request isn't reflective of the friendship. Here's how to make sure nothing gets lost in translation.

Corruption Watchdog: G-20 Moving Slowly Against Tax Havens

Corruption Watchdog: G-20 Moving Slowly Against Tax Havens

Apr 22
Two years after the Panama Papers revealed how the rich have stashed wealth in shell companies, the world's Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations have made only slow progress improving transparency,

Liz Weston: Beat the Retiree Crowds to These 5 Places Abroad

Liz Weston: Beat the Retiree Crowds to These 5 Places Abroad

By Liz Weston | Apr 22
The rewards of seeking out less-known destinations can be considerable. Living costs can be lower, and you may enjoy a more authentic experience of the country before your fellow compatriots rush in.

When to Ignore Credit Card Advice

When to Ignore Credit Card Advice

By Gregory Karp | Apr 21
Credit card tips might be easier to understand when they're binary - do this, don't do that - but that advice usually doesn't apply to everybody. In fact, some advice could hurt more than help.

Warren to Black Voters: 'All Our Fights Are Interconnected'

Warren to Black Voters: 'All Our Fights Are Interconnected'

By Steve Peoples | Apr 21
Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared on Friday that the racism and bigotry that shaped housing policies in the United States for generations is still preventing African-Americans from owning homes.

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

Tradeoff: Faster Lines as Restaurants Forego Cash

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 20
Many of the companies adopting the policy are restaurants with menus and prices more upscale than fast-food chains.

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