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Stories with subject: Personal finance
  • Ducey to ask feds to OK co-pays, other Medicaid changes 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 5:41 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to ask the federal government to approve major changes to the state's Medicaid insurance plan that are designed to encourage recipients to work, better utilize services and possibly cut state costs.

  • Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:56 am

    HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case - 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.

  • AG candidates take hard-hitting campaign to Fancy Farm 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:18 pm

    FANCY FARM, Kentucky - Democrat Andy Beshear and Republican Whitney Westerfield traded pot shots Saturday at Kentucky's premier political showdown, where prosecutorial experience and claims of skipping work for pedicures spiced up their hard-hitting campaign for attorney general.

  • Hickenlooper begins new state tour to sell TABOR fix 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 4:40 pm

    LEADVILLE, Colorado - Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a statewide tour to push for a change in how the state spends money, asking Coloradans to help him overhaul the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR.

  • Correction: Economic Agency story 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:58 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - In a story July 31 about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one unsecured loan the board gave out was worth $50,000. The unsecured loan was worth $500,000.

  • Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:44 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg.

  • Arizona border hospital closes after Medicare payments stop 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:28 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered.

  • Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:39 pm

    SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

  • Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's death 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:32 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential implications.

  • AG: Dominion customers should get small refund 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:37 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Customers of Dominion Virginia Power won't be getting as large a potential refund or see a rate reduction they otherwise could have been entitled to because of actions by the General Assembly in the last two years, according to a witness hired by the Attorney General's office.

  • Hawaii to get $14M in federal funds for affordable housing 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 10:28 pm

    HONOLULU - The federal government is awarding $14 million in grants to address homelessness and to support housing for low- and moderate-income people in Hawaii.

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 9:50 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

  • Judge won't extend deadline for Minnesota archdiocese claims 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:47 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A federal bankruptcy judge declined Thursday to extend next week's deadline for victims of clergy sex abuse to file claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

  • Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:24 pm

    NEW YORK - Imagine the bond market as a crowded swimming pool, except it's one where the water level drops whenever someone tries to leave. By the time you attempt to get out, you're stuck at the bottom, unable to exit because the ladder is 10 feet above your head.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.

  • A Life Lesson: Children learn agriculture, taxes 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:05 am

    GILLETTE, Wyoming - Kids have a lot to worry about these days.

  • Manager at credit union admits embezzling $1.9M from vault 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:28 am

    NORTON SHORES, Michigan - Court documents say a manager at a Muskegon County credit union has admitted to embezzling $1.9 million from its cash vault between 2001 and this year.

  • Some Vermont consumers oppose health insurance rate hikes 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:43 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Loren Mandell Wood of Burlington came into the world 11 days ago at an "out-of-pocket maximum" cost of as much as $5,100. On Wednesday, he did not appear prepared to pull that money out of his pocket.

  • Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:57 pm

    DETROIT - When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.

  • Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man's death 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:26 pm

    LOVELAND, Colorado - A judge's decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry.

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:14 pm

    NEW YORK - It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.

  • School district insurance swap for retirees could save money 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:22 am

    THIBODAUX, Louisiana - By replacing insurance plans for retirees, officials say the Lafourche Parish School District could save more than $300,000 each year.

  • Court upholds reversal of house's tax sale over $6.30 bill 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:37 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court decision reversing the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a $6.30 tax bill.

  • By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:52 am

    MIAMI - Psssst - Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.