Personal finance

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July 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has added more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million to his revised personal financial disclosure. According to the disclosure, the additional assets were "inadvertently omitted" from an earlier form. The...
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In this photo taken July 12, 2017, Cynthia Guzman walks through a garden outside her home in Napa, Calif. Guzman underwent a special kind of PET scan that can detect a hallmark of Alzheimer’s and learned she didn’t have that disease as doctors originally thought, but a different form of dementia. New research suggests those scans may lead to changes in care for people with memory problems that are hard to diagnose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 19, 2017 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The findings, reported Wednesday...
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The muddy water was much lower near the Water Wheel recreation area where victims were caught in a flash flood along the banks of the East Verde River Monday, July 17, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. The bodies of nearly a dozen children and adults have been found after Saturday's flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area in the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 17, 2017 - 7:34 pm
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on deadly flash flooding in a national forest in Arizona (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relative is remembering the husband-and-wife victims of the flash flooding that killed nine members of an extended family in Arizona as warm and generous with their...
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FILE-In this Friday, July 14, 2017 aerial file photo, debris is strewn about after a sinkhole damaged two homes in Land O' Lakes, Fla. Heavy equipment will be brought in Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to the neighborhood in Pasco County, north of Tampa, to clean up debris left over from the damage caused by the sinkhole. (Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 17, 2017 - 11:12 am
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do with the properties, local...
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July 13, 2017 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the second straight week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average...
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Estonia's Finance Minister Toomas Toniste rings a bell as he opens a meeting of EU finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Tuesday July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
July 11, 2017 - 5:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union finance ministers have agreed to collectively address the problem of non-performing loans in the banking sector, which has been an economic problem particularly in Italy and Spain. At the conclusion of a regular gathering in Brussels, the finance ministers outlined a...
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House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, talk on the Senate floor Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate has OK'd an annual spending plan of $36 billion following a critical vote to raise the income tax rate. If approved by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, it would be Illinois' first budget in more than two years. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 6:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's action to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Illinois House has adjourned without taking action on budget veto overrides that awaits it. There was not a quorum present to conduct...
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House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, talk on the Senate floor Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate has OK'd an annual spending plan of $36 billion following a critical vote to raise the income tax rate. If approved by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, it would be Illinois' first budget in more than two years. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 1:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's action to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Speaker Michael Madigan says the House does not plan an override vote Tuesday if Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes the budget package sent to...
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From right, Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam claps hands as People's Bank of China Deputy Governor Pan Gongsheng and Monetary Authority Chief Executive Norman Chan beat a gong to launch the Bond Connect in Hong Kong, Monday, July 3, 2017. Global investor access to China's financial markets is widening further with the launch of a bond trading link with Hong Kong. Officials banged a gong and clinked glasses of champagne on Monday morning as they officially kicked off trading on the long awaited Bond Connect link. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2017 - 11:15 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Global investor access to China's financial markets is widening further with the launch of a bond trading link with Hong Kong. Officials banged a gong and clinked glasses of champagne on Monday morning as they officially kicked off trading on the long awaited Bond Connect link. It'...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, photo, Ivanka Trump applauds during the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report release at the State Department in Washington. Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female news anchor on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 01, 2017 - 6:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges...
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