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Stories with subject: Personal finance
  • new storyMedical board plans to revoke license of addiction doctor 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:35 pm

    BUTTE, Montana - The medical director of the state's chemical dependency treatment center is on paid administrative leave and faces indefinite suspension of his medical license over concerns that he may have been using some type of intoxicant.

  • new storyWatchdog agency critical of employee supplemental insurance 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:29 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A report from the General Assembly's watchdog organization says the supplemental insurance North Carolina state agencies offer their workers lacks sufficient oversight and results in wasteful employee and taxpayer spending.

  • new storyCustomer-friendly upgrades for gov't health insurance site story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 12:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government's health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors and medications are covered, and get a better estimate of costs.

  • A guide to watching sports if you don't have cable story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:49 am

    NEW YORK - It's football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don't have cable? You can still watch.

  • Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:00 am

    NEW YORK - The new chip credit cards that shoppers are getting in their mailboxes may prevent criminals from stealing from stores, but many thieves are expected to move their operations online. Small businesses could be the most vulnerable.

  • Illinois reducing fees on college savings plan 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:32 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs.

  • Sports galore online: Cricket, wrestling, ice skating 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:30 am

    NEW YORK - Football, baseball and men's basketball have major sites dedicated to streaming games for hard-core fans. But other sports do too. Here's a list of some free and paid services:

  • Financial regulators move to restrict forced arbitration 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:49 am

    NEW YORK - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers.

  • After comments, Regulators must decide rooftop solar rules 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:47 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Supporters of proposed Mississippi rules to ease installation of rooftop solar panels portrayed them Tuesday as a boon that will benefit all utility customers, while utilities expressed varying degrees of concern about the possibility of shifting costs to poorer customers.

  • California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:34 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill restricting paparazzi drones 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:13 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):

  • Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:35 pm

    NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.

  • Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.

  • Federal report: Florida lags in disbursing foreclosure aid 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 1:34 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - Florida lags behind other states in using federal mortgage assistance money to help desperate homeowners facing foreclosure, and Florida has only drawn on half of the $1 billion available, according to a critical report released Tuesday.

  • Woman sentenced in $4 million mortgage-debt scheme 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:30 am

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California woman has been sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for leading a $4 million scheme that falsely promised to erase mortgage debts for hundreds of homeowners.

  • New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:37 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.

  • A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-05-15 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

  • Punahou School receives $10 million from anonymous donor 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 1:06 pm

    HONOLULU - The second-largest private school in Hawaii has received a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor and alumnus.

  • Eastern Indiana school district to recruit students in China 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 2:35 pm

    MODOC, Indiana - The board of one of Indiana's smallest school districts hopes a plan to recruit students from China will boost enrollment and keep the district running past next year.

  • Lafayette Board votes to maintain employee insurance costs 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:34 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Parish School System employees and retirees won't face any changes to their health insurance premiums or deductibles next year.

  • Again? Health care debate expands for 2016 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger.

  • Insurers face health overhaul losses for 2014 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 9:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Health insurers will lose about $2.5 billion because patients covered through President Barack Obama's health law last year were sicker than expected, according to government figures released late Thursday.

  • Here's why Americans are getting new credit and debit cards 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:16 pm

    NEW YORK - The battle against credit card fraud is inching forward.

  • Michigan looks to create tax-free accounts for disabled 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:46 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature is voting to let residents with disabilities open tax-free savings accounts to pay for long-term needs such as education and housing.

  • Clarification: Mystery Ambulance Rides story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Sept. 29 Associated Press story on irregularities in Medicare reimbursements to ambulance companies was accompanied by two AP photos of an ambulance operated by Cypress Creek EMS of Texas. However, The Associated Press has no evidence or indication that Cypress Creek EMS is implicated in the investigation of possible Medicare fraud.