Personal finance

August 22, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree, finish a high school diploma or learn a new skill, the entertainment giant said Wednesday. As many as 80,000 hourly workers in the United States could be eligible for the...
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FILE- In this May 6, 2018, file photo Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, plays bridge outside Berkshire-owned Borsheims jewelry store in Omaha, Neb. Berkshire investors have generally profited as Buffett found new ways to put the company’s money to work over the years, although he has made mistakes along the way. Berkshire could reveal some more surprises when the Omaha, Nebraska-based company details its stock holdings in a quarterly regulatory filing which is expected to be made Tuesday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 13, 2018 - 11:03 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2011, file photo, cans of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke sit in a cooler at a deli in Portland, Ore. Items ranging from canned beverages to airline tickets will likely get more expensive, companies warn, as they face higher costs. Procter & Gamble, one of the biggest makers of consumer products, said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that Pampers prices will increase by an average of 4 percent in North America, while the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands could see 5 percent increases. (AP Photo, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:12 am
The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs...
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FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Congressional auditors say about 30 million people will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax withholding tables for employers were put together by the government early 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New tax...
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In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, photo, Ben Kovler, CEO, Green Thumb Industries poses for a portrait at the company's office in Chicago. Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition, but didn’t have access to enough capital to grow its marijuana business. Last month, the company with $20 million in revenue from pot shops in seven states turned its gaze north and went public in Canada, where marijuana soon will be broadly legalized nationwide. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 25, 2018 - 3:31 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S.-based marijuana businesses are lining up to list on the Canadian Securities Exchange to tap into financing from institutional investors put off by the U.S. ban on pot. Bastions of America's marijuana industry like MedMen, Green Thumb Industries, Acreage Holdings and Canna...
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July 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary...
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FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017. The biggest increase was in giving to foundations, up 15.5 percent. This surge was driven by large gifts by major philanthropists to their own foundations, including $2 billion from Zuckerberg and Chan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday,...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, photographers take photos of a tourist couple's wedding at the famous Kuta beach during sunset in Bali, Indonesia. According to a 2016 survey from wedding site The Knot, the average cost of an international destination wedding is $25,800. That figure may be within your event budget, but for guests, international airfare and multinight lodging could be out of reach. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
June 07, 2018 - 9:55 am
Planning an overseas destination wedding is no day at the beach — even if that's exactly your vision for your big day. Details could be lost in translation, travel restrictions might dampen attendance and legal requirements may get complicated. Before you mentally dig your toes into that sand, dig...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows a sold sign in front of a home in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, May 17, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 17, 2018 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week, marking their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed toward the significant 5 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate...
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People cheer at the Republic Square in Yerevan, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of supporters of Nikol Pashinian are celebrating on the central square of Armenia's capital after the protest leader was elected the country's prime minister. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 11, 2018 - 8:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his country would be willing to assess requests for "a new page" in its relations with Armenia. Binali Yildirim's comments Friday were in response to reports that Armenia's new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, had called for the establishment of...
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