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  • Saving Money IPO lite? SEC rule change gives small businesses a new fundraising option.

    The SEC approved changes to a little-used regulation that will now let companies sell up to $50 million in securities to outside investors every year. The change creates a sort of 'IPO Lite' — a way to raise capital for businesses that may be well established, but not ready to be traded on the stock market.

  • Saving Money Has your car been recalled? Eight questions to ask.

    A record 60 million cars were recalled in the US last year, and a few major recalls have been announced in 2015. This all means it's time to refresh our memory on just how car recalls work — and what you should do if your car is affected by one.

  • US jobless claims fall to five-week low

    Jobless claims filed by  American workers for the fist time dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the lowest level since mid-February and was better than economists' expectations for a dip to 290,000 jobless claims. 

  • In Gear Toyota RAV4 electric hybrid will debut at 2015 New York Auto Show

    Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show. Toyota has long said that it intends to offer a hybrid version of every volume car in its lineup by 2020.

  • Saving Money Payday loans face government crackdown

    New federal rules cracking down on unfair payday loans and other forms of predatory lending may be on the way. The proposals would target both short-term and longer-term loan products that are typically marketed toward financially vulnerable consumers. 

March 28, 2015

Photos of the weekend

A Japanese fan with a horse mask points the direction of the track as he and another Japanese fan with a mask visit the Dubai World Cup horse racing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday.

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