August 30, 2013 People hoping to upgrade their old iPhone for a newer model now have the option of trading in their phone to get credit toward a new device at an Apple store. The technology company announced the new option Friday, ahead of the expected Sept. 10 release of updates to its iPhone line.
Labor Day weekend travel may rise by 4.2 percent to the highest level since before the recession, according to AAA Travel.
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August 30, 2013 As the U.S. economy improves, people are eager for one last summer adventure, according to trade groups that track travel. Labor Day weekend travel is expected to jump by 4.2 percent over last year.
Insurance? Let's just run your card.
August 29, 2013 About a quarter of uninsured people eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay for health coverage don't have bank accounts. A new rule would require insurers to accept payments made many different ways, including by money order and prepaid debit card.
August 29, 2013 The IRS says couples can begin filing taxes as married in 2013, and generally, same-sex couples could file amended returns for 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Worrying about finances can tax the brain just as much as staying up all night.
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August 29, 2013 People are much worse at solving puzzles when they're first reminded of money problems, scientists say. Fretting about about finances can slow down your thinking as much as losing a night's sleep, researchers say.
A family in western Kenya received this cow as part of a Heifer International program.
August 23, 2013 Most charities get money from donors and spend it on things they think will help people — schools, medicine, farm animals. GiveDirectly just gives money away. And that poses a challenge to the more traditional charities.
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August 23, 2013 New questions are being raised about the reliability of U.S. financial markets after all trading in Nasdaq stocks was shut down for three hours on Thursday. Nasdaq blamed the problem on its system for quoting prices. The trading halt immediately led to calls for markets to make their software systems more robust and compatible.
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President Obama speaks on education at University at Buffalo, State University of New York, on Thursday.
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August 22, 2013 Under the plan, colleges and universities would be rated on their affordability, graduation rates and the success of alumni in the job market. Federal dollars would be directed to those schools that offer "the biggest bang for the buck."
Dr. Charles Ryan checks on a patient.
August 21, 2013 When some pediatricians found out how much a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, was billing for circumcisions, they decided to perform the routine procedure in their offices instead.
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August 20, 2013 The American workforce is graying. And while many people aren't saving enough for retirement, that's especially true for women. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with reporter Paul Solman and aging specialist Helen Dennis, about a gender gap in retirement earnings.
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August 20, 2013 A consumer's guide to dinosaur poop and roadside trash.
The climbing wall at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Such amenities have been cited as evidence of wasteful spending on college campuses.
August 20, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to address the college affordability crisis in a two-day, campaign-style bus tour. Will he talk about the complex reasons behind rising costs?
August 18, 2013 The Justice Department has blocked a planned merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Scott McCartney about what it might mean for travelers.
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August 17, 2013 The Federal Reserve has sent 30 million newly designed $100 bills back to the printing presses this week. The new notes are already more than two years past their original circulation date. Host Scott Simon speaks with author and journalist David Wolman to find out why.
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Carpenters work on a housing site in Brandywine, Md., on May 31. Pent-up demand for homes could create jobs and help the struggling U.S. economy.
August 15, 2013 Millions of Americans have been living with relatives or renting, trying to ride out the Great Recession and the slow recovery. Those people may be now itching to buy homes before interest rates go up further. But some experts point to negative factors that could hold back a housing boom.
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