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Q&A: Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Explained

By Ken Sweet | May 3
Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due by Monday.

Flying Autopilot with Target-Date Funds: Points to Consider

By Stan Choe | May 2
Target-date retirement funds aim to make investing simple, and that's why their popularity is exploding.

Deal Signs Law Allowing Food Stamps to Freed Drug Offenders

Apr 30
Convicted drug offenders released from prison will become eligible for food stamps in Georgia this year under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

Historic 'Laws of Baseball' Documents Sell for More Than $3M

Apr 27
Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million.

Adjusting to Life - and Leaner Wallets - After the Gas Boom

By Michael Rubinkam | Apr 23
While gas production remains high from thousands of already drilled wells, the industry has dramatically scaled back.

Will A Woman's Face Be on $20 Bill Instead of $10?

Apr 23
Controversy behind the agency's original plan to redesign the $10 bill got a redesign of its own.

Missing Ingredient for Millennials: Down Payment Savings

By Josh Boak | Apr 22
Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.

Raleigh Bureau: $3 Million Lost in LGBT Law Cancellations

Apr 19
The agency that promotes tourism in Raleigh says losses have reached $3 million because of cancellations prompted by the protests of North Carolina's law on LGBT rights.

Poll: Americans Prefer Low Prices to Items 'Made in the USA'

By Josh Boak and Emily Swanson | Apr 18
The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

California Pension System Reconsiders Tobacco Divestment

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Apr 17
Anti-smoking groups on Thursday stepped up pressure on the nation's largest public pension system to drop plans to consider re-investing in tobacco stocks 15 years after selling them off.

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