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  • Subprime deja vu: Car lending standards ease Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    Banks are making more of their car loans to subprime borrowers as delinquencies fall and as auto manufacturers' finance subsidiaries draw more-reliable customers.

  • Gen Y managers perceived as entitled, need polish Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    If you don't like your new boss, it may not be your fault. Gen Y is moving into management in a big way, and a new survey finds a rough transition.

  • Beg, borrow and deal: Clever ways to fund college Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    As college costs rise, students are looking for more ways to cut the costs and pay the bills after graduation. Crowdfunding and massive open online courses are among the choices.

  • Tooth fairy’s generosity skyrockets to $50 Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    The tooth fairy's generosity is skyrocketing, according to a new survey, which revealed that some American children are pocketing up to $50 per tooth.

  • Apple's planned trade-in program: Should you bite? Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Apple is expected to announce a new trade-in program. But you can already get enough money for some older iPhones to cover the cost of a new one.

  • Store brands often beat big names in taste test Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Ketchup taste test at Consumer Reports.

    A recent marathon taste test by the experts at Consumer Reports found that store-brand foods are serious contenders on the taste front.

  • Retailers entice shoppers with elite loyalty perks Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    Elite status isn't just for airlines anymore. Retailers are increasingly adding elite tiers to their reward programs to entice big spenders.

  • Retiring with more: Don't wing it on your 401(k) Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Americans are saving more for retirement, but it's probably still not enough, according to a new analysis released by Fidelity. As of June, the average 401(k) balance was $80,600.

  • Expedia-Travelocity deal may be bad trip for users Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:44 AM ET

    The companies say they will remain independent, "but what it really means for travelers is, sadly, the loss of a credible competitor," one analyst said.

  • Decades to pay off school debt—worth it? Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 6:44 PM ET

    With half of graduates struggling to get full-time employment, people should consider alternatives to a four-year degree, a former secretary of education argues.

  • Why T. Rowe Price had to ban AA traders Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:52 PM ET
    American Airlines at JFK International Airport.

    The move to terminate the trading rights of 1,300 American Airline employees is actually a sign that T. Rowe Price is looking out for customers.

  • How to get the most out of your college savings Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    When it's finally time to start drawing down that 529 account, here's how to make sure you take advantage of tax breaks and make smart choices.

  • The 5% recovery: Why most are still in recession Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    People looking for work stand in line to apply for a job during a job fair in Miami on May 2.

    For those in the top 5 percent, the recovery has been pretty good. As for the other 95 percent, maybe not so much.

  • Least tax-friendly states for retirees Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.

  • Parents face the student loan double whammy Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Parents increasingly are struggling to pay off student loans even as their children take on new debts to pay for schooling. The loans are becoming a multigenerational burden.

  • Financial Q&A: Your 401(k) and how to catch up Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    It's wise to run a frequent financial checkup, from checking your bank balances to paying the bills.

  • Jobless picture is worse than you think: Gallup Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hundreds line up to attend a job fair in New York in April.

    While the government is expected to say the unemployment picture continues its gradual improvement, Gallup puts the unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August

  • Seeking momentum, Main St. passes on vacations Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Vacations are on hold for many small-business owners this summer, as sales show a gradual pickup. Many owners don't want to be away, as their businesses gain momentum.

  • Oops: State treasurer owes $500,000 in taxes Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Boston

    Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman has been getting the state's finances in order—his own are another matter. Grossman may owe more than $500,000 in back taxes.

  • US household income is now this bad Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:24 AM ET

    The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wednesday.

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