Personal finance

Designer dresses are for sale at Ella-Rue including this red Badgley Mischka for $795 seen in the window, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in the Georgetown area of Washington. Ladies in Washington planning to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the next president won't, it turns out, need a fairy godmother to find something to wear. The president-elect told The New York Times in an interview published Monday that enthusiasm was so high for the arrival of his administration that turnout for the Jan. 20 events will be "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting." "We've definitely had a lot of people come in in the last week for gowns, but we have plenty here," said Krista Johnson, owner of Ella-Rue. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 09, 2017 - 6:42 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ladies in Washington planning to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the next president won't, it turns out, need a fairy godmother to find something to wear. The president-elect told The New York Times in an interview published Monday that enthusiasm was so high for...
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Graphic shows costs of raising a child from birth through age 17; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
January 09, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That's the average for a middle-income...
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Graphic shows costs of raising a child from birth through age 17; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
January 09, 2017 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That's the average for a middle-income...
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January 09, 2017 - 4:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German opposition lawmaker's suggestion that authorities could subsidize paid sex for patients who require nursing care has drawn a critical reception. Elisabeth Scharfenberg, the opposition Greens' spokeswoman on care policy, told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper she could imagine...
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January 06, 2017 - 6:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday. They declined to identify the hackers or the foreign government. Social Security...
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January 06, 2017 - 5:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday. They declined to identify the hackers or the foreign government. Social Security...
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January 05, 2017 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nine straight weeks of increases, long-term US mortgage rates fell this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans declined to an average 4.20 percent from 4.32 percent last week. That was still sharply higher than a 30-year rate that averaged...
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence, left, is welcomed before a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, by, from second from left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. following a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 04, 2017 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are far from consensus on how they would replace President Barack Obama's health care law, which reduced the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low around 9 percent but failed to win broad public support. Dozens of GOP-inspired ideas are being bandied about on...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Patrick Conway, director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, poses for a photograph in the center's offices in Baltimore County, Md. Heart attacks and broken hips are the cause of much suffering as people grow older, and now Medicare is trying to change the way it pays for treatment to promote better quality and try to contain costs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 02, 2017 - 2:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. Beneficiaries and family members may notice a new...
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December 29, 2016 - 9:07 am
PARIS (AP) — French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on Sunday and requires policy holders to contribute 5.90 euros...
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