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  • GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance

    GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance
    Progressive Insurance has struck a deal with General Motors' OnStar unit in which participating drivers may get feedback on their motoring habits and might qualify for discounts on their coverage. The partnership is the latest example of how car...
  • Old 401(k)s: out of sight - and out of money

    Is there any way that America's current do-it-yourself retirement system won't be a recipe for complete and total disaster? Think about it: First, we run the whole thing through the cheapskate employers. Then we combine those bosses with a predatory...
  • Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.

    Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.
    In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify. Goldman Sachs forecasts that if oil stays near its...
  • Obama pushes homeownership in Arizona, says housing industry's upturn is 'not an accident'

    Standing at the epicenter of the nation's recent housing crisis, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted plans to lower some mortgage insurance premiums, a move the White House says could save homeowners $900 a year and attract 250,000 first-time...
  • Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages

     Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages
    Like the rest of the population, financial advisers are showing signs of aging. As an adviser ages, he or she is more likely to have senior moments, including forgetting to put in a sell order, misunderstanding the number of shares asked to be bought...
  • Push to make Haiti an e-cash economy fell far short

    CARREFOUR, Haiti In the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, few people have bank accounts. But cheap cellphones are ubiquitous, and for people like Johanna Joseph, they are the sole link with any form of banking. While most Haitians store their...
  • US consumer borrowing rises by $14.1 billion in November despite drop in credit card borrowing

    U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in November, as stronger demand for auto and student loans offset a drop in credit card debt. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that consumer borrowing rose by $14.1 billion following a $16 billion increase in...
  • The Hartford's CEO Elected As Board Chair

    Christopher J. Swift, CEO of the Hartford Financial Services Group, has been elected chairman of the board of directors, the company announced Monday. Swift became CEO in July 2014, taking over from the property-casualty insurer's former CEO, Liam E....
  • States find you can't take legal marijuana money to the bank

    WASHINGTON The nation's rapidly expanding legal marijuana industry, which operates in 23 states and the District of Columbia, enters a new year facing a multibillion-dollar question: What to do with all the millions in cash it collects each week?...
  • Ask a Real Estate Pro: Mortgage relief act extended -- but only for 2014

    Ask a Real Estate Pro: Mortgage relief act extended -- but only for 2014
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, visit SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: We sold our home through a short sale last year and are...
  • December hiring brings best year since 1999

    WASHINGTON Powered by the strongest annual hiring in 15 years, employers added 252,000 jobs in December and pushed the unemployment rate down two ticks to 5.6 percent, the government said Friday. Employers added approximately 2.952 million jobs for all...