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Far from Fame, Poverty Blossoms in 'Forgotten California'

Far from Fame, Poverty Blossoms in 'Forgotten California'

By Brian Melley | Oct 20
California may be famous for its wealth, but there is a distinctly different part of the state where poverty prevails.

Liz Weston: Should You Pay Off Mortgage Before You Retire?

Liz Weston: Should You Pay Off Mortgage Before You Retire?

By Liz Weston | Oct 19
Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can get more difficult to manage on fixed incomes.

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, Frustration and Life on the Edge

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, Frustration and Life on the Edge

By Jay Reeves | Oct 19
Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight.

EU Leaders Gather for 'Moment of Truth' Brexit Summit

EU Leaders Gather for 'Moment of Truth' Brexit Summit

Oct 17
European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough.

Drugmakers to Disclose Prices for Medicines Advertised on TV

Drugmakers to Disclose Prices for Medicines Advertised on TV

By Linda A. Johnson | Oct 16
Drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs that are advertised on TV, but the Trump administration said the move announced Monday doesn't go far enough.

Democrats Lead Republicans on Fundraising Ahead of Midterms

Democrats Lead Republicans on Fundraising Ahead of Midterms

By Bill Barrow, Brian Slodysko, and Chad Day | Oct 16
Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

Irish Border Riddle Confounds EU, UK as Brexit End Nears

Irish Border Riddle Confounds EU, UK as Brexit End Nears

By Lorne Cook | Oct 15
The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that's proving insanely difficult to overcome.

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Trump's Boasts Ring Hollow in Some Black Communities

By Errin Haines Whack | Oct 14
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for black Americans in September was 6 percent. That's down from a high of 21.2 percent in January 1983, but is still nearly double the overall national unemployment rate.

Social Security Checks Will Grow in 2019 As Inflation Rises
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Social Security Checks Will Grow in 2019 As Inflation Rises

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 14
Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.

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