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    • 11:05 PM, Sep. 14, 2014

    Jobs on the endangered list

    Technology killed the switchboard operator, the lamp lighter and the ice cutter. And it's a threat for workers in a variety of other fields, from flight attendants to drill press operators to lumberjacks.

    • 8:36 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    The Internet of things? That's banking on trouble

    There's a great big Internet-connected network of the future coming, America, and I am afraid.

    • 6:38 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Mortgage demand lags credit card use

    With mortgage rates at record lows for the year, you might figure that demand for home loans would be high — but at this point Americans seem more interested in loading up their credit cards.

    • 11:10 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    College savings up, but still fall far short of costs

    The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree.

    • 10:59 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Banks taking on risk specialists

    At a time when banks are trimming staff to lower expenses, one area of hiring remains hot: risk and compliance.

    • 11:08 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Insurers warn tailgate thefts are picking up

    The insurance industry is warning pickup drivers to watch their backs. Tailgate theft is surging.

    • 10:56 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Try a united front to clear smokers from main entrance

    Q. My problem involves the smokers who gather in front of our office. Because we work in a government agency where security is tight, all employees are required to use the main entrance.

    • 11:07 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Ranks of workers lacking a college degree shrink

    Landing a job that leads to a middle-class living may be getting harder for the two-thirds of American workers who aren't college graduates, as more employers demand bachelor's degrees from applicants, according to a new report.

    • 9:09 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Airline stocks among high fliers

    You just spent a small fortune on airline tickets — and the extra charges for the bags — for your family's summer vacation. All your flights were packed with other passengers who also paid richly for the ride.

    • 11:00 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Health coverage for retirees outside U.S. will vary greatly

    Q: What advice on health insurance can you give to people planning to retire in India? Can we purchase an international health insurance policy for medical services there?

    • 10:36 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Survey finds millennials not sold on credit cards

    More than six in 10 millennials don't have a credit card, and only a minority who do have them pay off the entire balance every month, a new study shows.

    • 5:50 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Hopes of jobless fade with time

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online.

    • 7:37 AM, Sep. 8, 2014
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    Cutting a king-sized cellphone bill for my princess

    My wife, the long-suffering Mrs. Funny Money, is all thumbs. And I mean that entirely as a compliment.

    • 5:51 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Startups offer banking for smartphone users

    The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

    • 6:09 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Key remedies for a rejected insurance claim

    Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer's claim rejection.

    • 6:04 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    To assert authority with wayward staff, partner with boss

    Q. I am having difficulty with a newly formed team. As a project manager, I am currently responsible for overseeing two different groups. The experienced team ...

    • 6:06 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Women score jobs in video-game industry, but gender gap persists

    With computer clicks and keystrokes, Carmela DeNero can put the spiral into a Peyton Manning pass, the speed into Adrian Peterson's touchdown run and the roar ...

    • 6:05 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Identity thieves prey on job hunters

    Among the lowest forms of life on the planet are scam artists who prey on job hunters.

    • 12:23 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
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    Look past perks on credit cards

    Store credit cards may offer some tempting perks, like 20 percent off your purchase when you apply for a card at the cash register. But lately, the interest ...

    • 10:09 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    O'Connor: Put the brakes on auto insurers' unfair practices

    Head's up, Funny Money fans: In honor of the end of summer and start of a new school year, here's a pop quiz! Our topic? Your automobile insurance.

    • 10:39 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    Don't count on lenders to use new FICO scores

    Lost in the news about how the most-used credit score brand, FICO, has changed its formula for calculating scores was an important fact: It won't matter, at ...

    • 10:42 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    Credit card late payments take 2Q dip

    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar ...

    • 10:41 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    Mich.-based moving company gives young entrepreneur a lift

    Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving- ...

    • 10:06 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
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    Working parents share kids' back-to-school stresses

    Kareem Anguin gripped his daughter's hand and walked her through the bustling hallway to her first-grade classroom at Lincoln-Marti School in Miami.

    • 9:38 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Bonus paychecks can get you into the buff(er)

    I've got a number of good financial reasons to celebrate here in August. First, my boy, Funny Money Jr. or, as I call him, Li'l Money ('cuz that all he leaves ...

    • 9:48 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    How much equity can you tap?

    Home equity loans are back. The opportunity to get a cash-out refinance, home equity loan or home equity line of credit is once again alive and well. But how ...

    • 9:40 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back.

    • 10:43 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Women-owned businesses may still struggle to get bank loans

    New York — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

    • 9:39 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Think strategically to advance despite dismissive manager

    Q: My recent promotion has turned into a disaster. About three months ago, I was made an assistant manager at the fast food restaurant where I worked. Almost ...

    • 10:41 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Everyone's job to initiate the new guy

    A relative of mine is settling into a new job and feeling typical 'new guy' discomfort. As often happens, there's one person who's being downright unfriendly.

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