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  • US economy grew at unchanged 2.2 percent rate in Q4

    The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December period — a figure that was unchanged from a month ago, according to the Commerce Department. The economy had surged at a 5 percent rate in the third quarter.

  • Tax VOX Medicare 'doc fix' doesn't fix much

    The Medicare bill passed by Congress Thursday  is an amalgam of temporary solutions to a host of health policy issues, special interest subsidies, and a promise of better health care for seniors. It may improve the way Medicare reimburses docs for the services they provide, but it won’t fix the problem.

  • Saving Money How to keep assets separate in a marriage: 9 dos and don'ts

    Whether you live in a community property state like California, you might choose to keep some assets separate in marriage. Here are some key do’s and don’ts for keeping assets separate in marriage, and for building a successful financial life as a couple.

  • In Gear Is Mercedes planning a pickup truck?

    Mercedes-Benz may be about to branch out into the light truck segment with a new pickup. Assuming the announcement isn’t an early April Fools’ Day prank, the new Mercedes pickup would compete against other small to mid-size trucks from Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen. 

  • Tax VOX Bobby Jindal finds the promised land of conservative tax policy

    Bobby promoting a plan to raise $526 million without a tax increase. His trick: Turn refundable business credits into non-refundable credits.

  • 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. 

March 26, 2015

Photos of the day 03/26

Members of Trio Bellissimo perform during a rehearsal for the new show of Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil, Switzerland, Thursday.

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