The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 10. A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

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A health savings account works much like a personal savings account — with a difference. Any money in it that we use to pay for certain medical expenses isn't taxed. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'Aisles Have Eyes' Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

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A study by the think tank Demos finds that black and Latino families with two parents still own only half as much as wealth as white single parents. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Ed Howard, an attorney specializing in consumer issues, and his sister had trouble obtaining price information while trying to plan their father's funeral. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

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You Could Pay Thousands Less For A Funeral Just By Crossing The Street

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Watchdog Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

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A road repair blocks traffic in Springfield, Ill. as Congress tries to decide how to pay for President Trump's ambitious spending plan to rebuild roads, bridges, railroads and airports. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Owners of vehicles with larger VW diesel engines that have emissions-cheating software could get their cars fixed or bought back, the company says. Here, a man walks by an Audi diesel at company meetings last summer. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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As Republicans look for ways to loosen the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements, sales of short-term health insurance policies could take off. Petrol/Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's open enrollment for 2017 started Nov. 1 and ends on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

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Had it gone into effect Friday, a Federal Housing Administration fee cut would have reduced the cost of borrowing for about 1 million Americans a year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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One Of Trump's First Orders Means Home Loan Fees Won't Go Down

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A truck drives near the Mexico-U.S. border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico, and Sunland Park, N.M., Wednesday. Christian Torres/AP hide caption

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. authorities seized approximately $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in apartment in Westborough, Mass., on Jan. 4. U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts hide caption

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Republicans are arguably more prepared for a potential tax overhaul, which they have been formulating for years. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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