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15th Apr 2018 Here are some simple steps to understanding new tax rules for home-equity loans
The Internal Revenue Service recently clarified the rules for homeowners who want to borrow against the equity in their home. Dear Mr. Myers: I have read conflicting stories about how … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses
Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 No fix in sight for tax cuts squeezing rural Colorado
In a Colorado resort town 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Rocky Mountain National Park, a steady influx of tourists and residents means more fires for Chief Todd Holzworth to … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Mourners lining up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush
A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Texas appeals court dismisses 'revenge porn' law
An appeals court in Texas has struck down a law barring intimate photos and videos from previous or current relationships from being shared online without consent. The 12th Court of … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 The Latest: Cornyn, Carson pay respects to Barbara Bush
The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and his wife are among those paying their respects … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo Barbie
Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll. Kahlo's great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argued in … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university
A majority of federal control board members voted Friday to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public university despite heavy criticism the increase will make higher education unaffordable. … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Special session to debate school safety, tax changes
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday that he is calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a special session that will begin May 14, aimed at completing a handful of … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Mississippi bank to pay $146 million to acquire Texas bank
A Mississippi bank will pay $146 million in stock and cash to buy a Texas bank. Tupelo-based BancorpSouth announced Thursday that it would buy Icon Capital Corp, whose Icon Bank … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 California unemployment rate held at 4.3 percent in March
California's unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in March. The state Employment Development Department said Friday that employers lost 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs but the rate still tied the … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Texas unemployment rate for March holds steady at 4 percent
The Texas unemployment rate for March held steady at 4 percent for the third straight month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Last month's jobless rate mirrored statewide unemployment for … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Utah's March job growth quickest in the nation
Utah's rate of job growth is top in the nation for March. The state's Department of Workforce Services reports that employment in March grew by an estimated 3.3 percent over … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Walmart tests new employee dress code at some stores
Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom. Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 stores, workers can wear solid color blue jeans … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Legislative committee to vote on proposed budget changes
Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's budget-writing committee are expected to vote on proposed changes to the second year of the two-year state budget approved last year. The Appropriations Committee … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club
Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Haslam signs 7-day liquor sales bill
Tennesseans will be able to buy liquor on Sunday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing seven-day sales of wines and spirits. The law allows liquor and wine sales … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 The Latest: At finance meet, Germany opposes protectionism
Here is the latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse
Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan
On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia
A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest. Allan Monga, a junior at … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Southwest offers apology, compensation to passengers
Southwest Airlines has sent a letter of apology and is offering compensation to passengers who were on a flight earlier this week that made an emergency landing following an engine … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Memorial service set for woman killed in Southwest flight
A memorial service is scheduled for an Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane. The Albuquerque Journal reports a memorial service for 43-year-old Jennifer … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on
The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. But Army leaders said the service has been … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln plan would cut at least 18 jobs
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor's proposed budget cuts include eliminating at least 18 positions, a degree program and a research center for the design and evaluation of educational practices in … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Furniture designers explore what it is to be sustainable
Designers are confronting what it means to be sustainable at the Milan Furniture Show. There is the tried and true ? durable, sometimes luxurious classic pieces that can be passed … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Economic, racial gaps persist in Rhode Island schools
Rhode Island's four-year high school graduation rates have improved slightly, but substantial racial and economic gaps remain. The state Department of Education announced Friday that 84.1 percent of the state's … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Rhode Island's capital aims to create affordable housing
Providence is trying to figure out how to create more affordable housing. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday night creating a commission to look at why housing is expensive … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Markets Right Now: Stocks veer broadly lower on Wall Street
The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in midday trading, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 UK teen jailed for targeting CIA chief's phone, email
A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism." Prosecutors … Click to Continue »...

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