• This Oct. 21, 2016, photo shows a Motorola MotoG4, right, a Sony Xperia XA, center, and a OnePlus A3000, in New York. You can save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone, especially if you don’t need a top-end camera. Cheaper Android phones are, in many respects, adequate substitutes for pricier high-end models such as Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Google's Pixel. There are dozens worthy of consideration. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Cheaper phones are fine _ if top-end camera isn’t a must

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can easily save hundreds of dollars on an Android phone — especially if you, like many people, don’t need a top-end camera.

  • This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)

    Ask Brianna: How can I get help paying for graduate school?

    “Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to [email protected]

  • The HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The Obama administration is confirming that premiums will go up sharply next year for health insurance sold to millions of consumers through HealthCare.gov.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2016, a grateful Fidencio Sanchez pushes his paletas cart one last time before a group of of media after accepting a check for $384,290 during a news conference outside the ice cream shop, Paleteria y Neveria Poncho, where he rented his paletas cart in Chicago's Little Village. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP)

    For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

    CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement.

  • This Sept. 15, 2016, photo provided by Global X Funds shows Jay Jacobs, director of research at Global X Funds, in New York. Jacobs spoke with The Associated Press about investing in companies that benefit from spending by millennials. "What we see is that millennials behave differently from other generations," said Jacobs. "They do not spend in the same way as Gen-X or Baby Boomers, and that's when it becomes an investible theme." (Kevin McDermott/Global X Funds via AP)

    Insider Q&A: Global X Funds Research Director Jay Jacobs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millennials have eclipsed baby boomers as the largest living generation, and that represents an opportunity for investors who can identify companies offering the goods and services they want.

  • Immigration status serves as barrier for some students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some students say they’re losing out despite a New Mexico law that allows them in-state tuition at public colleges or universities and state-funded financial aid regardless of their immigration status.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, a customer uses an ATM at a branch of Chase Bank, in New York. Fewer Americans are without access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Survey: More Americans now have access to bank accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation’s poorest households.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, specialist Anthony Matesic works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investors poured into low-volatility funds earlier in 2016 in search of a smoother ride, but the ride has turned out to be too interesting for some. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Not boring enough: Investors leave “low-volatility” funds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whoa, give us back our money. We wanted something boring.

  • Faculty and their supporters demonstrate at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday morning, disrupting classes midsemester after contract negotiations hit an impasse. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse.

  • This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, from left,  Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot in "Keeping Up With The Joneses." (Bob Mahoney/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

    Review: ‘The Joneses’ is another studio comedy misfire

    The modern studio comedy increasingly feels limp, suffocated by the financial imperatives of high-concept plots and desperately in search of signs of life. Greg Mottola’s “Keeping Up With the Joneses” is, like many before it, fine enough. But it mostly goes down as another collection of funny people stuck in too narrowly clichéd roles in an overly familiar story.