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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

Irish Border Riddle Confounds EU, UK as Brexit End Nears

Irish Border Riddle Confounds EU, UK as Brexit End Nears

By Lorne Cook | Oct 15
The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that's proving insanely difficult to overcome.

Atlantic City, NJ

Trump's Boasts Ring Hollow in Some Black Communities

By Errin Haines Whack | Oct 14
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for black Americans in September was 6 percent. That's down from a high of 21.2 percent in January 1983, but is still nearly double the overall national unemployment rate.

Social Security Checks Will Grow in 2019 As Inflation Rises
Atlantic City, NJ

Social Security Checks Will Grow in 2019 As Inflation Rises

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 14
Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.

Florida Insurers to Weather Effects of Michael, Analysts Say
Atlantic City, NJ

Florida Insurers to Weather Effects of Michael, Analysts Say

By Terry Spencer | Oct 14
Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups.

Vacant Office Parks Repurposed as School, College Buildings

Vacant Office Parks Repurposed as School, College Buildings

By Michael Melia | Oct 13
On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric.

How to See the World in Your 20s Without Racking Up Debt

How to See the World in Your 20s Without Racking Up Debt

By Claire Tsosie | Oct 13
It's a dilemma many 20-somethings face: You badly want to travel the world. But if your bank account could talk, it would say, "Are you kidding?"

Market Forces Put America's Recycling Industry in the Dumps

Market Forces Put America's Recycling Industry in the Dumps

By Mary Esch | Oct 11
A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill.

Liz Weston: How to Fund College if You Didn't Save Enough

Liz Weston: How to Fund College if You Didn't Save Enough

By Liz Weston | Oct 11
If college tuition bills are looming and you don't have nearly enough saved, you have plenty of company. But you also have options for making it more affordable.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's View of 'Medicare for All' Simplistic

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's View of 'Medicare for All' Simplistic

Oct 11
Trump on Wednesday cast the idea o f"Medicare for All' as a dangerous scheme by "radical socialists" as he played up potential pitfalls of a government-paid system without citing any of the benefits.

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