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Health Law Bumps Up Tax Refunds for Some

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Apr 9
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

New Scoring System Aims to Help People with Poor Credit

Apr 6
People struggling with a bad credit score, or lack of one, could benefit from a program rolling out in the next few months aimed at making it easier to get a Visa or MasterCard.

Seattle Begins to Phase in $15 Minimum Wage

Apr 2
Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.

Which Woman Should Grace the $20 Bill?

Mar 27
There's a movement underway to give the $20 bill a makeover. The group wants to replace President Andrew Jackson's face with a woman's. There are 15 candidates to choose from, including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt. Chip Reid reports.

Google Imports New CFO Ruth Porat from Wall Street

Mar 26
Google has hired Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, as its CFO, at a time when Silicon Valley is under fire for hiring and promoting too few women.

Investing 101: Better Than Saving for 2015

By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Mar 25
Our area of expertise is money. If you want to have $1 million by your gloaming years, or have other laudable financial goals, we're the guys to call, though you won't find our digits listed on MO's bathroom stall anymore.

Facebook Breaks into the Mobile Payment Game

Mar 21
Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation.

Fake IRS Agents Target 366,000+ in Huge Tax Scam

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 17
Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said.

How Short-Term Viral Hits Can Transform a Small Business

By Joseph Pisani | Mar 16
Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Sales of products that go viral often skyrocket.

US Retail Sales Fall for 3rd Month as Auto Purchases Drop

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Mar 14
U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores.

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