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6:44 a.m. Feb. 10, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Bipartisan push emerges for SEC to again scrutinize ‘rate shopping’ conflicts in bond market The regulator’s Office of Credit Ratings to address coming conference linked to the infamous ‘Big Short’ Potential conflicts in the credit-ratings industry are again on the agenda of a key meeting as bipartisan support to reform the prevailing issuer-paid model gains traction.
3:59 a.m. Feb. 5, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Speaking with a strong accent could lower your salary There could be a ‘wage penalty’ associated with regional accents, a new study suggestsThere could be a ‘wage penalty’ associated with regional accents, a new study suggests.
7:48 p.m. Jan. 26, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
This ‘incredibly powerful’ home-insurance policy will make payouts even if your property isn’t damaged ‘The one industry that’s not debating the nature of climate change is the insurance industry’‘The one industry that’s not debating the nature of climate change is the insurance industry.’
1:41 p.m. Dec. 27, 2019 - Associated Press
Top football players are a class apart on many college campuses — due to online course offerings Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow earned his bachelor’s degree in three years at Ohio State before transferring to LSU, where he’s just completed a master’s in liberal artsFor football players with immense demands on their time nearly year-round, working online helps them fit school in when it’s convenient — especially during travel for road games.
7:40 a.m. Dec. 5, 2019 - By Jan Mutchler
Here’s how to gauge the true cost of just a bare-bones retirement Elder Index measures the income needed for older people to stay in their own homes and meet their daily living costsThe Elder Index measures the income needed for older people to maintain independence and meet their daily living costs while staying in their own homes.
1:02 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - By Peter Morici
Why the economy won’t re-elect Trump Trump can’t expand his support beyond his narrow baseVoters today are less concerned about the big macroeconomic numbers, and more worried about health care, college costs and the state of our roads and bridges.
6:12 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family, Trump says at rally President pushes Republican challenger for governor in LouisianaPresident Donald Trump said Thursday that the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana.
10:00 a.m. Nov. 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
Uber, Disney, Square and Other Stocks to Watch This Week It’s another busy week of third-quarter earnings reports. Plus, services economy data and a consumer sentiment survey are the week’s economic data highlights.
4:00 p.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - Barrons.com
Holiday Shopping Season Starts Early Walmart began its holiday promotions on Oct. 25, hoping to compensate for a shorter period between Thanksgiving and Christmas
9:03 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - Associated Press
Michigan State basketball guard Winston is lone consensus preseason All-American Winston joined on first team by Marquette’s Howard, Louisville’s Nwora, Seton Hall’s Powell and incoming Memphis freshman Wiseman Winston joined on first team by Marquette’s Howard, Louisville’s Nwora, Seton Hall’s Powell and incoming Memphis freshman Wiseman.
5:13 a.m. Oct. 19, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This is the most affordable housing market for buyers with student debt Americans’ student debt adds up to twice the value of all homes on the market Americans’ student debt adds up to twice the value of all homes on the market.
10:03 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Brett Arends
These two maps show how the trade war with China is hurting ‘Trump country’ New study finds tariffs are taking their toll in battleground Midwestern statesNew study finds tariffs are taking their toll in battleground Midwestern states.
3:48 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
This all-too common life event can double your risk of filing for bankruptcy The researchers analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data of more than 12,500 peopleThe researchers analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data of more than 12,500 people.
12:52 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019 - Associated Press
Justice Department poised to allow more marijuana to be grown for research DEA to process 33 applications; currently, only one grower has been federally licenced to grow pot for researchThe Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally authorized cannabis research.
12:19 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Four in 10 parents would switch doctors if their pediatrician also treated anti-vaxxer families Health providers are in a ‘challenging position’ in the vaccination debate, research showsHealth providers are in a “challenging position” in the vaccination debate, research shows.
8:42 a.m. Aug. 10, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Drinking coffee before bed won’t wreck your sleep — but this will New research finds that consuming caffeine isn’t as bad as these other go-to substances.New research finds that consuming caffeine isn’t as bad as these other go-to substances.
12:58 p.m. July 21, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
This is the most deadly time in your life to put on weight Researchers looked at 3,373 hospital patients between January 2013 and December 2016Researchers looked at 3,373 hospital patients between January 2013 and December 2016.
4:49 a.m. July 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Tropical Storm Barry strengthens, with rain to soak millions Officials predict Barry will make make landfall as this year’s first hurricane near Morgan City, west of New Orleans.Heavy rains and gusty winds knocked out power on the Gulf Coast on Saturday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago.
4:08 a.m. July 11, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
People in states where marijuana is legal are eating more salty snacks and ice cream New research from Nielsen looks into the price of cannabis-induced cravingsNew research from Nielsen looks into the price of cannabis-induced cravings.
11:22 a.m. June 10, 2019 - Associated Press
Million of kids are struggling in school because they don’t have internet access at home The ‘homework gap’ alludes to the fact that an estimated 18% of U.S. students don’t have internet access at homeThe ‘homework gap’ alludes to the fact that an estimated 18% of U.S. students don’t have internet access at home.
7:40 a.m. June 5, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Left-leaning lawmakers like Bernie Sanders want Americans to bank at the post office — why that won’t help millions of people Proponents say post offices could replace banks in areas where bank branches have closed.Proponents say post offices could replace banks in areas where bank branches have closed.
11:59 p.m. June 3, 2019 - By Patricia Corrigan
24 books for your summer reading list It’s a good time to relax with a good bookBooksellers offer recommendations about thrillers, family sagas, history and more.
4:52 a.m. May 29, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Pro-choice groups lost in Alabama despite outspending the pro-life side by 100-to-1 In a vote that helped set the stage for the state’s new law, abortion-rights PACs were on the losing side despite a money advantageThe bigger spender tends to win in politics, but a recent exception to this money-in-politics rule can be found in Alabama’s move to almost entirely ban abortion.
12:31 p.m. May 28, 2019 - Associated Press
Sports Illustrated brand has been sold for $110 million The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition and the website SI.com for at least two yearsThe seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition and the website SI.com for at least two years.
5:50 a.m. May 19, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Fred’s is closing these 104 additional stores, with liquidation sales starting today Stocks plunges to record low as new closures come just 1 month after the retailer said it was shuttering 159 storesFred’s Inc. said Thursday it will close another 104 stores by the end of June, with liquidation sales beginning immediately, as the discount retailer continues its restructuring efforts.
6:04 a.m. May 15, 2019 - By Lance Lambert
10 bargain cities where you can get a mortgage for under $1,000 For the first time, median home list prices have topped $300,000 in America. But you can still live in these places for lessFor the first time, median home list prices have topped $300,000 in America. But you can still live in these places for less.
2:34 a.m. May 5, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Scientists say obesity can cut years off your life, especially if you drive to work A major new suggests that being severely obese can lead to life-threatening illnessesA major new suggests that being severely obese can lead to life-threatening illnesses.
11:56 a.m. April 29, 2019 - Associated Press
Lawmakers in some states look to end balloon launches at weddings, birthdays and memorials States look to end balloon releasing events because it’s technically litteringStates look to end balloon releasing events because it’s technically littering.
10:14 a.m. April 22, 2019 - Barrons.com
Social Security Is a Little Healthier, but Your Check Could Still Shrink Social Security benefits will start to exceed the program’s costs in 2020, and the program will deplete its $2.9 trillion reserve fund in 2035, according to the latest figures from the program’s trustees.
10:16 a.m. April 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
A Nobel Laureate’s Fix for the Retirement Crisis Nobel laureate Richard Thaler says Americans should be allowed to contribute a portion of their 401(k) benefits into Social Security upon retirement.
3:28 p.m. April 14, 2019 - Associated Press
At least 8 killed as powerful storms tear through the South Tornado destroys dozens of homes in Texas townPowerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead.
5:39 a.m. March 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Why rich people are bribing water polo and sailing coaches to get their kids into elite colleges Recent indictments expose how coaches and schools use lists of “designated recruits” to bypass normal admissions requirementsRecent indictments expose how coaches and schools use lists of “designated recruits” to bypass normal admissions requirements.
7:24 a.m. March 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Time is running out to replace outdated voting machines for the 2020 election Election officials in 31 states say they want to replace voting machines before the 2020 primariesElection officials in 31 states say they want to replace voting machines before the 2020 primaries.
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