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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery; Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

Friday, May 01, 2015

With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside.

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All Things Considered

Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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All Things Considered

Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Monday, April 27, 2015

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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Germany's Largest Bank Fined $2.5 Billion In Rate-Fixing Scandal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the LIBOR benchmark interest rate from 2005-2009. The lender also pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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Morning Edition

Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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Morning Edition

Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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All Things Considered

The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.

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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Depending on the size of the subsidy they got, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes.

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Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

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