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2019

October

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  • Common retiree scams. As baby boomers prepare for the biggest wealth transfer in history, the vultures are circling. This is no surprise, given that nearly half of Americans age 65 or older manage their finances on their own, according
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  • A judge calls Betsy DeVos to account. On Monday, federal judge Sallie Kim lost patience with what can only be described as the Education Department’s foot-dragging on carrying out an order to stop collecting on loans made to former students
  • How to set your Google data to self destruct. For years, Google has kept a record of our internet searches by default. The company hoards that data so it can build detailed profiles on us, which helps it make personalized recommendations for content but
  • Medicare shopping season is coming. Every fall, Medicare recipients have the opportunity to change their coverage during an enrollment season that runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time of year when you can switch between original fee-for-service Medicare
  • Passengers revolt aboard Norwegian Spirit cruise ship. The disappointment started mounting the first day of a two-week Norwegian Cruise Line voyage in Europe. So by the time the Norwegian Spirit had diverted to several alternative ports — spending extra unplanned days at
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  • Consumer Action takes a look at the crisis in drug prices. Consumer Action releases a new issue of Consumer Action News (Fall 2019) looking at the crisis in prescription drug prices. The group surveyed community organizations about the impact of rising drug costs on consumers and examined some of the bills pending in Congress to address the crisis.
  • 70% of college students graduate with debt. Today, roughly 70% of American students end up taking out loans to go to college. The average graduate leaves school with around $30,000 in debt and all told, some 45 million Americans owe $1.6 trillion in student loans —
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  • Well informed grandma from watching TV programs - did not fall for scam (Chinese). (本報訊)聖荷西一名80歲祖母魯阿克(Dorothy Ruark),非常疼愛他的孫子蘭多(Landon),他的照片掛滿她的居所內。但有天收到訛稱是蘭多打來的詐騙電話,機智的她當下無上當,才無招致金錢損失。魯阿克向ABC7新聞說︰「聲音完全跟我孫子一樣,他說『祖母,我需要你幫忙…我需要你給我一些錢』。」
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  • Trump admin to delay changes if ACA loses in court. The Trump administration, with no viable plan for replacing critical health benefits for millions of Americans, plans to seek a stay if a federal appeals court invalidates all or part of the Affordable Care Act
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  • Public banks can now be formed in California. California cities and counties will be allowed to establish public banks under a controversial bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making California only the second U.S. state to allow such institutions. Public
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