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A United Auto Workers union member holds a sign outside the Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to mark the beginning of contract negotiations in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on July 12, 2023. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Many Americans long for the days when companies guaranteed workers income in retirement. That includes Sara Schambers, a fourth-generation Ford
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A general view of the Baker Library/Bloomberg Center on February 17, 2024, at Harvard Business School in Allston, MA.  Erica Denhoff | Icon Sportswire | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images A Harvard Business School graduate tricked his fellow alumni and associates into investing at least $2.9 million in a Ponzi scheme he ran, New York
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Barring a $1 billion donation or broad-based student loan forgiveness, college is becoming a path for only those with the means to pay for it, many reports now show.  But some colleges have a new strategy to entice students wary of the high cost.    Roughly two dozen schools have introduced “no-loan” policies, which means they are
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In this article T Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A cellular tower is seen on Feb. 22, 2024 in Redondo Beach, California. The outage affected tens of thousands of customers in cities across the country whose phones lost signal overnight. Eric Thayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images AT&T is reimbursing customers affected
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In this article FIS Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT In a year that defied most economists’ expectations, retirement savers reaped the benefits. Retirement account balances, which took a sharp nosedive in 2022 due to market volatility, have now started to bounce back, according to the latest data from Fidelity Investments, the nation’s largest provider
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Milos Dimic | E+ | Getty Images With various factors keeping homeownership out of reach for Americans, many aspiring homeowners are pessimistic, doubting they ever achieve that goal. Would-be buyers point to two major obstacles holding them back, according to a new Bankrate report. About half, 51%, point to a high cost of living, and
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Alistair Berg | Digitalvision | Getty Images A record 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment helped Social Security beneficiaries stave off the effects of inflation in 2023. But as they file their federal returns this tax season, they may be surprised to find more of their benefit income has been taxed. Capitol Hill lawmakers on both sides of
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Maskot | Digitalvision | Getty Images Several factors may affect your path towards homeownership — one may be your parents. “If your parents are homeowners, you’re more likely to be a homeowner,” said Susan M. Wachter, a professor of real estate and finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Homeowner parents are
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at an event at Culver City Julian Dixon Library, in Culver City, California, U.S. February 21, 2024.  Kevin Lamarque | Reuters When Marlon Fox, a chiropractor in North Charleston, South Carolina, got his student debt forgiven last year, he was thrilled. His $119,500 balance was reset to zero. But the
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