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What's in Your 'Best Interest'?

What's in Your 'Best Interest'?

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jun 25
The SEC recently passed new regulations it says will ensure that brokers act in their clients' "best interest." But what does that mean for you?

Treasury's Watchdog to Look into Tubman Bill Delay

Treasury's Watchdog to Look into Tubman Bill Delay

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jun 25
The U.S. Treasury's watchdog says it will look into why the redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman was delayed.

Sanders, Progressives Unveil Bill to Cancel Student Debt

Sanders, Progressives Unveil Bill to Cancel Student Debt

By Laurie KEllman and Elena Schor | Jun 24
Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

EU Leaders Rule Out Reopening Brexit Deal

EU Leaders Rule Out Reopening Brexit Deal

Jun 23
European Union leaders are underlining that their divorce agreement with Britain cannot be renegotiated regardless of who becomes the next prime minister there.

Fed Says Largest Banks Would Survive Crisis, in Latest Tests

Fed Says Largest Banks Would Survive Crisis, in Latest Tests

By Ken Sweet | Jun 23
All 18 of the nation's largest and most complex banks are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn and would be able to stay in business without collapsing, the Federal Reserve said Friday.

Millennial Money: Making 'Good Enough' Choices Can Pay Off

Millennial Money: Making 'Good Enough' Choices Can Pay Off

By Gregory Karp | Jun 22
In a world of information overload, it's common to feel angst when making choices. You never know whether you're making the best one. But sometimes good enough is good enough.

Carnival Lowers Profit Outlook, Cites Ban on Cuba Cruises

Carnival Lowers Profit Outlook, Cites Ban on Cuba Cruises

Jun 21
Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration's decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba.

Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

By Elana Schor | Jun 21
Interviews with a dozen economists and tax experts from across the political spectrum point to divisions about how much money a wealth tax would raise.

1 in 6 ER Visits or Hospital Stays Triggers 'Surprise' Bill

1 in 6 ER Visits or Hospital Stays Triggers 'Surprise' Bill

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 21
Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill - and depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.

Liz Weston: Don't Believe These Social Security Myths

Liz Weston: Don't Believe These Social Security Myths

By Liz Weston | Jun 21
A 2013 survey by Financial Engines found that 77% of pre-retirees felt confident about their Social Security knowledge, but 95% could not correctly answer eight questions about how the program works. Here are the myths most likely to cost you money.

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