- Flint: Judge's ban on water shut-offs is having big impact Updated: Sep-01-15 8:34 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Flint officials say more customers aren't paying for water after a judge barred the city from shutting off service because of unpaid bills.
- Memphis woman teaches Girl Scout troop life skills Updated: Aug-29-15 2:58 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Pink Eagles are like a Girl Scouts troop created just for Memphis. For the past seven years, the nonprofit has helped area girls ages 5 to 19 build self-confidence, leadership skills and financial literacy. The weekly meetings and seasonal events are free for the participants thanks to the leadership of founder Loretta McNary.
- ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program Updated: Aug-27-15 8:56 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.
- Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's holiday layaway comes early Updated: Aug-27-15 9:35 am
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.
- Solar, wind power draw Obama support at Vegas energy summit Updated: Aug-24-15 9:46 pm
LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
- Ex-wife of Continental Resources CEO sues over investment Updated: Aug-23-15 2:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The former wife of billionaire Oklahoma energy tycoon Harold Hamm, who was awarded nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement, is now suing Hamm over the sale of a company the two co-owned.
- Dominion's donations partially subsidized by its customers Updated: Aug-22-15 12:29 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state's most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press.
- High housing costs raise an obstacle for women fleeing abuse Updated: Aug-15-15 11:43 am
NEW YORK - Survivors of domestic violence are struggling nationwide with a critical piece of recovery: finding a permanent home.
- Edward Jones to pay $20M to settle federal bond sales probe Updated: Aug-13-15 12:41 pm
ST. LOUIS - Edward Jones has agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle claims by federal regulators that the brokerage firm and its former head of municipal underwriting overcharged customers in new municipal bonds sales, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
- Cartoon tortoise stars in Nevada college savings blitz Updated: Aug-12-15 7:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - If talk of tax deductions and 529 college savings plans is putting Nevadans to sleep, the state treasurer's office hopes to spice up the conversation with Sage, a spunky, cartoon desert tortoise.
- Meridian deli lets customers pay what they want Updated: Aug-12-15 5:06 am
MERIDIAN, Idaho - A restaurant in Meridian hasn't just cut prices, they've eliminated them, allowing customers to pay what they want for their food.
- Foundation raises $500K to send students to Catholic schools Updated: Aug-10-15 11:22 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Catholic Education Foundation has raised more than half a million dollars under a new state program to help children from low-income families attend private schools in northeast Kansas.
- Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program Updated: Aug-09-15 8:03 am
WASHINGTON - As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.
- Illinois offering new savings accounts for disabled people Updated: Aug-07-15 12:50 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois is joining other states in offering new tax-exempt savings accounts to help families cover expenses for people with disabilities.
- Illinois hosts forum on savings program for disabled Updated: Aug-07-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - Officials from 35 states and 17 private companies are attending a forum in Chicago to learn about a new type of family savings program to cover expenses for people with disabilities.
- Blue Cross raises rate hike sought on Affordable Care plans Updated: Aug-06-15 6:12 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to seek premium increases even greater than it thought would be necessary two months ago.
- Uganda's top court bans 'bride price' refund after divorce Updated: Aug-06-15 9:34 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's top court on Thursday banned the practice of refunding bride price - normally livestock given by the groom to his bride's family - when a marriage ends in divorce.