Archive for September 18th, 2018

Credit cards play a large role in debt for Americans. 

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While most economists say the latest tariffs will likely have only a minimal effect on the U.S. or Chinese economy for now, they stand to inflict real damage, in the United States and perhaps globally, beginning next year. The latest Trump tariffs will start at 10 percent next week but will jump to 25 percent on Jan. 1.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a nice guy who doesn't know how to run a car company, says Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors.

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China said it would impose tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. imports. But Beijing is running out of American goods to target as the trade war intensifies.

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As much as the public would like to see Social Security payouts increased, the chance of that happening is virtually zero.

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Hidden provisions in contracts between health-care providers and insurers allow hospitals to hide prices from consumers, add fees and discourage use of less-expensive rivals.

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China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for new U.S tariffs, as previously planned, but has reduced the volume of tariffs that it will collect on the products.

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Prices will jump on everything from baby furniture to canned tuna when the latest round of tariffs takes effect

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The $4 trillion in goods exchanged last year between the two nations was about evenly divided between imports and exports.

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The Great Recession conditioned consumers to wait for a deal. That's had a huge impact on making or breaking retailers in the past decade.

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Aggressive and undiplomatic, certainly, but also extremely effective. With nearly 50 days to go before new U.S. oil sanctions against Iran enter into force, President Donald Trump has already managed to crush the country’s petroleum exports, dealing severe economic damage to Tehran.

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By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies

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The Social Security Administration will announce the cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 next month. Data collected thus far point to a sizable increase.

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It's a tough spot to be in. Here are your next moves.

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