- Private school tuition bill passes first hurdle Updated: Feb-09-16 9:12 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would expand a new state tax-credit system that pays for scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools has passed a hurdle.
- Illinois urges college students to apply for financial aid Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 am
CHICAGO - Illinois officials say college students should continue to apply for financial aid, even though the state budget impasse has put grants for needy students on hold.
- Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test Updated: Feb-09-16 3:56 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals. Yet the businessman goes into the state's Tuesday primary with the hope of clinching his first win.
- Regulators hear arguments on grandfathering solar users Updated: Feb-08-16 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be grandfathered into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved just before the new year.
- Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier Updated: Feb-08-16 7:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced Monday that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial condition will be allowed to resume that business.
- House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments Updated: Feb-08-16 7:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Proponents of a creating a limited school voucher program in Tennessee first feared that snow flurries would keep enough supporters from arriving for a House floor vote Monday.
- Sales tax hike for teacher pay passes state House committee Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The half-cent sales tax increase that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's teacher pay plan passed its first legislative test Monday, but it now faces a competing push from the House Republican leader to increase salaries without raising taxes.
- Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office Updated: Feb-08-16 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.
- Idaho House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill Updated: Feb-08-16 1:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.
- New Hampshire borrowers to share in mortgage settlement Updated: Feb-08-16 10:54 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is part of a $470 million multi-state settlement with banking giant HSBC over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses.
- After 2 ½ years, feds return money to man in marriage probe Updated: Feb-07-16 12:02 pm
WALLED LAKE, Michigan - Federal agents arrived around dawn at a home in suburban Detroit. Foggy at that hour and shirtless, the owner answered the door and was told he was the target of a sham marriage investigation.
- Florida man indicted in ID theft, false tax return scheme Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A north Florida man has been indicted on federal charges associated with identity theft and filing false tax returns that netted $1.3 million.
- Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax Updated: Feb-07-16 1:55 am
RENO, Nevada - People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.
- Regulators remove CEO of West Texas nonprofit from oversight Updated: Feb-06-16 3:11 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Child welfare officials have barred the CEO of a West Texas nonprofit from having any involvement with the group's finances or foster children.
- State treasurer to promote financial literacy nationwide Updated: Feb-06-16 9:10 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state's general treasurer is taking a leadership role in promoting financial literacy nationwide.
- Nebraska high school teams to compete for college savings Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The winners of this year's Personal Finance Challenge will receive thousands of dollars in college savings accounts.
- HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses Updated: Feb-05-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.
- Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners Updated: Feb-05-16 4:25 pm
More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit.
- Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks Updated: Feb-05-16 12:52 pm
NEW YORK - The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick.
- Kansas Senate committee passes step therapy legislation Updated: Feb-05-16 11:43 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate will consider a bill that would require Medicaid patients to try lower-cost drugs before moving to more expensive treatments.
- IRS resolves computer problems after outage Updated: Feb-04-16 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.
- Polk County commits to loan nearly $30M for convention hotel Updated: Feb-04-16 5:29 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Polk County's board of supervisors has agreed to loan nearly $30 million in additional financing to build a convention hotel attached to the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.
- Q&A: Investors using index funds to try to beat the market Updated: Feb-04-16 3:33 pm
NEW YORK - Don't try to beat the market.
- Students rally against proposed UO tuition hike Updated: Feb-04-16 2:00 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Students at the University of Oregon are protesting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition hike, arguing that the increase isn't affordable.
- There are options for those who hate haggling to buy a car Updated: Feb-04-16 11:41 am
DETROIT - Haggling over a car price isn't always a bargain. There are head-scratching discount offers and long waits while the salesperson checks with their manager, among the many horror stories.