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  • Tips for keeping medication costs down

    Tips for keeping medication costs down
    Amanda Greene relies on lidocaine patches to help manage the chronic pain that her Lupus causes. The anesthetic is available as a generic drug, typically sold at a substantially lower price. But this year, the 47-year-old Culver City resident says she's...
  • FICO changes may save consumers billions -- but not soon, experts say

    FICO changes may save consumers billions -- but not soon, experts say
    America’s most widely used credit-scoring system is being revised to reduce the negative effect of overdue medical bills and to quit penalizing consumers who pay off debts that had been assigned to collection agencies. The changes to the hugely...
  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care. Do not resume normal leisure activities...
  • Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?

    Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?
    What's the deal with all the green tomatoes piled up at farmers markets? Well, you can blame the cooler weather, says Danny Disterheft of D & S Fruits & Vegetables, his farm in Berrien Springs, Mich. But consumer demand means that Disterheft, who was at...
  • Economy, hiring up in July, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

    WASHINGTON July marked a sixth straight month with 200,000-plus jobs growth, the government said Friday, cementing the view of a firming U.S. economic recovery. Deeper within the numbers, however, was an explanation for why many Americans still don't feel...
  • Pitfalls emerge in health insurance renewals

    WASHINGTON For the 8 million people who persevered through all the technical travails in the new health insurance exchanges and managed to sign up for coverage in 2014, their policies will probably automatically renew come November when open enrollment...
  • Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

    DETROIT "Is this the line for the groupies?" Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in...
  • Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets

    Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets
    Farmers markets are alive and well in Virginia, which was cited as a top ten state for the number of markets available in a new United States Department of Agriculture report. With 249 markets listed, the Commonwealth comes in at No. 9, with...
  • Victims of lending scam targeting military win settlement

    WASHINGTON At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash. The Concord, Calif., company offered special...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...
  • Consumer Reports: Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....