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  • New Jersey weighs crumbling roads, bridges vs gas tax hike

    Montclair N.J. (Reuters) - The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. More than half of its 82 miles of roadways are in poor or fair condition. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including...
  • Chronic identity thief gets stiff sentence

    Chronic identity thief gets stiff sentence
    A chronic identity thief who has proved resistant to reform was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison, to be served on top of his current five-year term, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Eight-time convicted felon Jeffrey Groover, 53, of Delray Beach,...
  • U.S. bankruptcy judge hears testimony on Detroit water shutoffs

    DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday heard testimony from low-income families in Detroit who say they suffered hardships when the city cut off their water with no warning and are suing to prevent such shutoffs from happening again. U....
  • Detroit residents testify about water shutoffs; city says it can't give water away

    DETROIT Tracy Peasant began crying on the witness stand in federal court Monday morning as she testified about buying bottled water for herself and eight children four of whom are her grandchildren because water service at her home was cut off due to a...
  • Pinched consumers going on saving spree, looking for deals

    Squeezed between flat wages and rising prices, many middle-class consumers are feeling poor. The recession forced many people to change their ways as nearly 9 million Americans lost their jobs and home foreclosures hit record highs. As a result, many...
  • Five things for Monday, Sept. 22

    Five things for Monday, Sept. 22
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: beware credit-card scams; Blake Bortles is Jaguars' QB; cleaning up Central Florida waterways; and more. 1. Another scam spreading throughout Florida and the nation is the mass production of...
  • University's school of human ecology focuses on problems of life

    MADISON, Wis. It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. And yet it aims to be the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life how to mindfully raise a child, how to design products and...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • Which to pay off first: credit cards or student loans?

    Dear Liz: I have $8,000 in savings. Should I use it to pay the accrued interest on federal student loans that go into repayment soon? Or should I pay credit card debts of $662 at 11.24%, $3,840 at 7.99% and $3,000 at 6.99%? Answer: Pay off the credit...
  • As Ukraine's debt tangle unwinds, Russia holds key thread

    LONDON (Reuters) - A selloff on Ukraine's dollar debt is focusing attention on a controversial $3 billion bond held by Russia, raising investor concerns that President Vladimir Putin could use the issue to trigger a cascade of defaults across Kiev's...
  • RATEGRAM'S BEST CREDIT CARD DEALS, For immediate release

    These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Sep. 24. If you typically pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards...