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How Taking a Small Business Risk Creates Rewards

| By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Friday Dec 5, 2014
Only about half of new businesses survive beyond five years, according to U.S. Census data. But research shows that those who are able to keep their doors open for several years can improve their income.

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4 Benefits Changes that May Stem from Overhaul Tax

| By Tom Murphy | Nov 14
Experts say the impact of a health care overhaul tax that doesn't start until 2018 is already being felt. Millions of employees are learning this month about changes in their employer-sponsored health coverage for 2015.

A New Supreme Court Challenge for 'Obamacare'

| By Mark Sherman | Nov 10
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law - a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.

What Small Business Can Expect in the New Congress

| By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Nov 6
The shift in power in Congress may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there's little expectation that sweeping changes are in store. In fact, more gridlock could be on the way.

Medicare Weighs Paying for End-of-Life Counseling

| Nov 4
Medicare said it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law 5 years ago.

Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

| By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

Poll: Many Insured Struggle with Medical Bills

| By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jennifer Agiesta | Oct 14
They have health insurance, but still no peace of mind. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury.

Next Edition of HealthCare.gov is Unveiled

| By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 10
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

| By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

How Costs have Surged for US Middle-Class Families

| Sep 25
The picture painted by a report from the Center for American Progress is a gloomy one. For a typical married couple with two children, the combined cost of health care, day care, housing and savings jumped 32 percent in 12 years.

Funds Through Divisive Visa System Helped SD Dairy

| By Carson Walker | Sep 25
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there were financial incentives.

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