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Clinton Says Childcare Needs to be a National Priority

By Tammy Webber | May 21
Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care for their children.

Behind the Slump in Consumer Spending

May 21
Behind the slump in consumer spending Financial markets are at or near record highs, but consumer spending in April was flat. At the same time, Americans are saving money and paying down their credit card debt. What does this mean for the economy?

Google Adding a "Buy Button" on Its Smartphones

May 20
Google is making it easier for you to purchase things on your phone by adding a "buy button." CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more on how it'll work.

Rates Fall at Weekly US Treasury Auction

May 19
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.02 percent last week.

Coupons: Why They Might Wind Up Costing You Money

May 19
Coupons are everywhere. Everyone loves a good deal, and it's easy to start looking around the web or a newspaper or circular and see visions of giant savings dance in front of your eyes. It's like free money, right?

US Retail Sales Flat-Line in April, Decreased Auto Spending

May 15
U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.

US Household Debt Levels Held Back by Cautious Consumers

May 13
U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily.

US Consumer Borrowing Expanded $20.5 Billion in March

May 11
Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in nearly a year as borrowing on credit cards rebounded following two months of declines.

Report: IRS Issues $5.6 Billion in Bogus Education Credits

By Stephen Ohlemacher | May 6
The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said.

Don't Fall for These 5 Infomercial Money-Grabbing Tricks

By Joseph Pisani | May 1
Infomercials that sell shampoos, zit creams and the latest weight loss gadgets can be hard to turn away from. But before you pick up that phone, you should know that the low, low prices and easy monthly payments advertised are not always what you'll pay.

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