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U.S. Boosts Privacy Protection on Obamacare Website

Andrew Harnik/AP By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON -- Responding to criticism from civil liberties advocates, the Obama administration said Friday it has strengthened consumer privacy protections on the government's health insurance...Show More Summary

When Will the Next Recession Hit?

Alamy By Jereme Josse NEW YORK -- When might the next U.S. recession be due? It's a an increasingly important question with a potentially faltering equity market, more investment banks finding that debt they have bought in new issues they can't easily be offloaded, a slowdown in China, modest U.S. Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: Netflix Hikes, Sirius Spikes

Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesNetflix executive Todd Yellin speaks last July at the Netflix portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the world's leading video...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks Soar on Release of 'Dovish' Fed Minutes

Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Sinead Carew NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday with the S&P 500 closing at a seven-week high as investors saw further signs of dovishness in the Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes, which shed light on its decision to keep interest rates near zero. The minutes showed the U.S. Show More Summary

Netflix Raising Price for Most Popular Video Plan by $1

Paul Sakuma/AP By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO -- Netflix (NFLX) is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs forShow More Summary

Why Disney's New Toy Could Cost You Much More Than $120

Dan Steinberg/Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP ImagesA family plays with Playmation Marvel's Avengers. Disney (DIS) has come up with yet another way to separate you from your money. The family media giant introduced Playmation...Show More Summary

GM Recalls SUVs, Tells Owners Not to Use Windshield Wipers

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images DETROIT -- General Motors (GM) is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire. The company is recalling nearly...Show More Summary

Retail Group Forecasts 3.7% Rise in Holiday Sales This Year

Robert F. Bukaty/APTarget customers shop on Black Friday last November in South Portland, Maine. By Nathan Layne CHICAGO -- U.S. holiday season sales will increase by 3.7 percent in 2015, marking slightly slower growth than last year...Show More Summary

Reasons to Use Less Laundry Detergent -- Savings Experiment

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5 Things Your Taxes Bought for the Pentagon in September

Manuel Balce Ceneta/APDefense Secretary Ash Carter Another month, another big spending bill for the U.S. Department of Defense. Every day of the week, the U.S. DoD updates U.S. taxpayers on what contracts it's issued, to whom, and for how much -- all right out in the open on its website. Show More Summary

Government Health Insurance Website Getting Upgrades

Andrew Harnik/AP By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON -- Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document. A slide presentation dated Sept. Show More Summary

VW CEO: Recall of Cars Hit by Scandal to Begin in January

Michael Sohn/APVolkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller BERLIN -- Volkswagen plans to begin a recall in January of vehicles with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal and aims to fix them all by the end of next year, the company's...Show More Summary

Break Out the Slow Cooker: 11 Freezer Meal Tips

Alamy By Raechel Conover Fall is here, which means it's slow cooker season! By allowing frugal home cooks to buy ingredients in bulk and choose cheaper cuts of meat, a slow cooker can slash food costs. To get the most out of a slow cooker...Show More Summary

Money Steps to Take Before Your 40th Birthday

ShutterstockYou should strive to become a homeowner and pay off all your debt before turning the big 40. By Kimberly Palmer As we get older, our money responsibilities often increase: As our 30s progress, we might take on a mortgage, support more dependent family members or manage more money in our retirement accounts. Show More Summary

8 Secrets to Building a Budget You Can Live With

Shutterstock By Donna Freedman Some people refer to budgets as a "money diet." That's an unfortunate choice of words given the negative connotations associated with dieting: reduced options, deprivation, maybe even pain. Fortunately, a budget doesn't have to hurt. Show More Summary

Homes as ATMs: It's Starting Again

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10 Money Leaks You Might Be Overlooking

Getty ImagesSpending too much on entertainment, bank fees and your phone bill can leave your wallet empty. By Kimberly Palmer Money leaks come in as many shapes and sizes as there are people, and can include items as small as water bottles to as large as multiple restaurant meals in a week when you don't feel like cooking. Show More Summary

Last Week's Biggest Movers on Wall Street

Shutterstock Plenty of stocks go up and down in any given week. The gainers inspire us to keep investing. The decliners keep greed in check while reminding us about the risks of the equity markets. Let's go over some of last week's best...Show More Summary

The Financial Advice That Women Really Want

Getty Images By Janet Bodnar Several members of our staff recently went to an investment conference at which a hot topic was women and money, and they suggested that we do a story on the subject. The office reaction was mixed. "It sounds patronizing," said one female colleague. For me, it was a case of déjà vu. Show More Summary

Is the Stock Market Signaling Recession?

Richard Drew/APHistory shows the stock market is a solid predictor of recessions, but a correction doesn't always signal an upcoming recession. By Kira Brecht Have the recent stock market declines made you queasy? Over the past six weeks, stocks have lurched lower -- down 12 percent from their May high -- bounced back, then fallen again. Show More Summary

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