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A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

Study: Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn't Cut Jobs

By Gene Johnson | Jun 22
Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released Tuesday.

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 22
Not wanting to confront unpaid bills is a perfectly understandable, if unfortunate, reaction to a bad financial situation. And it's not just people in extreme debt who might be afraid to look.

White House to Negotiate Tax Overhaul Behind Closed Doors

White House to Negotiate Tax Overhaul Behind Closed Doors

By Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher | Jun 21
The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product.

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

By BethJ. Harpaz and Emily Swanson | Jun 18
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it.

UK Treasury Chief: Economy Should Be Main Focus in Brexit

UK Treasury Chief: Economy Should Be Main Focus in Brexit

By Pan Pylas | Jun 18
Britain's finance minister said Friday that protecting jobs and the economy should be the main focus in upcoming discussions over the country's exit from the European Union.

4 Keys to Successful Debt Consolidation

4 Keys to Successful Debt Consolidation

By Amrita Jayakumar | Jun 17
Financial experts say paying off debt requires a comprehensive plan. One common strategy is debt consolidation, rolling multiple debts into a single loan or credit card at a lower interest rate.

Uncertainty as Nevada Aims to Launch Recreational Pot Soon

Uncertainty as Nevada Aims to Launch Recreational Pot Soon

By Scott Sonner | Jun 16
Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1.

'Fintech' Startup SoFi Moving into Traditional Banking

'Fintech' Startup SoFi Moving into Traditional Banking

By Ken Sweet | Jun 15
Online lender and financial startup SoFi has taken the first step toward competing with the nation's biggest banks on their home turf: The checking account.

Old Shipping Containers Used to House Homeless Veterans

Old Shipping Containers Used to House Homeless Veterans

Jun 9
This past week, the new secretary of veterans affairs said his department will try to cut the number of homeless veterans in the U.S from about 40,000 to somewhere below 15,000 during the Trump administration.

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