Posts Tagged Personal finance

Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

This product image provided by AsusTek Computer Inc. shows The Asus Padfone X. (AP Photo/AsusTek Computer Inc.)

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

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Alternative funds are drawing dollars, questions

NEW YORK (AP) — They’re hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do.

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Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year. In fact, Zillow’s index measures how much of a typical renter’s income goes toward rent; the index is 19 percent above its historical average.

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Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, people sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo. The Associated Press interviewed insurance agents, health counselors and attorneys around the country who said they received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

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US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

In this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 photo, Mark Ahlemann, center, passes out papers to participants during a during a breakfast networking session hosted by Gray Hair Management at a restaurant in Elk Grove Village, Ill. By continuing to draw a paycheck, older workers pay taxes and that ought to reduce the budgetary pressures on younger generations, Gary Burtless, a senior economics fellow at the Brookings Institution, concluded in a 2013 paper. But in a sluggish recovery where job gains have not kept pace with population growth, the persistence of older workers has actually hurt younger generations  (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

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