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The best 11 jobs in America for 2017

Although the U.S. unemployment rate is near a 10-year low, not all jobs are created equal in the post-recession economy. Some professions and industries are pulling ahead of the pack when it comes to compensation and benefits, while millions of Americans continue to struggle with stagnant pay and limited job prospects. So how does one […]
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When you shouldn't listen to the boss

If your boss wants you to do something that doesn’t seem quite right, should you do it? And what happens if you don’t? There’s no correct answer, but here’s a hint. When the judge’s gavel bangs, and employees go to jail or get fired, it’s not usually the CEO who takes the fall. A Long […]
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Why college loans are the worst debt

As long as I can remember, savants in personal finance had one iron-clad guideline about debt: Know the difference between “good” debt and “bad” debt. “Good” debt was mostly in the form of mortgages because you could build equity through home ownership. Better yet, you can deduct a portion of the interest if you itemize […]
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8 homes made from recycled materials

Building with recycled materials can be a great way to save money and the environment. It also makes for one-of-a-kind homes. In some cases, recycled materials can make structures stronger, more efficient and less expensive to build than new materials. Charitable foundations have used plastic two-liter soda bottles to build shelters, schools and other buildings […]
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4 ways Treasury pick Mnuchin differs from GOP — and Trump

Is Steven Mnuchin,  the Treasury secretary-designate, a heretic? In his Senate confirmation hearing last week, he laid out positions that don’t quite jibe with Republican orthodoxy. And when it comes to the strength of the dollar, he differed from his boss, Donald Trump. President Trump won the election by refusing to follow the budgetary constraints […]
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On Day 1, President Trump stops Obama homebuyer helper

Soon after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump set to work signing executive orders. And one of his first actions was to roll back a discount on the fees for a federal mortgage program that helps middle-class homebuyers. Last week, the outgoing Housing and Urban Development […]
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7 “Trump-proof” stocks to consider buying

The hoopla over Donald Trump’s coming to power may be starting to subside, but investor anxiety is on the rise over the incoming president’s still-unclear goals and policies. And judging from his unpredictability and predilection for surprises and often-blistering Twitter messages, it’s understandable why investors are on edge — despite Mr. Trump’s assurances that the […]
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Which executive orders did Trump sign on Day One?

Last Updated Jan 21, 2017 12:18 AM EST On his first day in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to minimize the burden of his predecessor’s signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, pending congressional repeal. Play Video CBS Evening News Trump speaks to his supporters in defiant inaugural address President […]
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How to get a raise in 2017

At the start of a new year, many of us resolve to shrink our waistlines and fatten our wallets. One path to the latter is to a land a raise, whether that means finding a higher-paying job or convincing your current employer to cough up more money. Getting a raise can be surprisingly simple, said […]
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Court blocks Aetna's $34 billion purchase of Humana

A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna’s plan to buy rival Humana for about $34 billion and become a major player in the market for Medicare Advantage coverage. U.S. District Judge John Bates says in an opinion filed Monday that he largely agrees with federal regulators who contended that such a combination would hurt […]