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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
July 17, 2017 - 10:06 am
Daniel Montville knew a debt consolidation loan wouldn't solve his financial problems, but the hospice nurse hoped it would give him some breathing room. He had already filed for bankruptcy once, in 2005, and was determined not to do it again. Montville took out the loan in 2015, but within a year...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State manufacturing index dropped to 9.8 from 19.8 in June. Any reading above zero signals...
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FILE - This July 9, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside Procter & Gamble corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. Activist investor Nelson Peltz is looking to get a seat on Procter & Gamble’s board. Peltz’s Trian Fund Management says it wants to help the consumer products company improve its performance. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
July 17, 2017 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Nelson Peltz is attempting to secure a seat on the board at Procter & Gamble, seeking faster changes at the consumer products company. Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP, which owns about $3.3 billion worth of shares at Procter & Gamble, said Monday that it's...
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July 17, 2017 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Monday as a dearth of market-moving news kept many investors on the sidelines following recent strong gains, which saw major Wall Street indexes hit new highs. Earnings statements out of the U.S. will likely be the main driver this week. KEEPING SCORE:...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, left, testifies in support of a pair of climate change bills as Senate President Pro Yem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, looks on during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. A vote is set for Monday on whether to give another decade of life to California's cap-and-trade program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)
July 17, 2017 - 3:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. The vote Monday on whether to give another decade...
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July 17, 2017 - 3:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain kick off their first full session of their divorce proceedings with both sides bent on seeking a quick breakthrough on unraveling ties that have bound them for decades. U.K. Secretary of State David Davis said at the start of the four-day session...
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In this July 12, 2017, photo, Julian Senn-Raemont poses for a portrait in downtown Woodstock, Ill. The 24-year-old writer-musician hasn't known a world without a health care safety net and hates being forced by law to get coverage. Insurers need young, healthy enrollees like him to keep premiums down for everyone something Republicans building a replacement for the Affordable Care Act have addressed with gap-in-coverage penalties and lower prices for some young adults. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 17, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are. The 24-year-old musician hasn't known a world without a...
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In this July 12, 2017, photo, Julian Senn-Raemont poses for a portrait in downtown Woodstock, Ill. The 24-year-old writer-musician hasn't known a world without a health care safety net and hates being forced by law to get coverage. Insurers need young, healthy enrollees like him to keep premiums down for everyone something Republicans building a replacement for the Affordable Care Act have addressed with gap-in-coverage penalties and lower prices for some young adults. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 17, 2017 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act hinges in part on enticing young adults into the insurance market with cheap, bare-bones plans. The argument is that keeps prices lower for everyone. But cheap isn't free, and some young adults would rather play the odds than...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after major Wall Street indexes hit new highs and China reported unexpectedly strong economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.6 percent to 26,542.00 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,422.72. The Shanghai Composite...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by trade and consumer spending, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown. Output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in June compared with a year earlier, government data showed Monday. That was in...
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