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  • Older consumers' biggest financial gripes. Older adults can be tempting targets for bad actors in the financial marketplace. Mortgages, debt collection and credit reports account for the bulk of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from consumers age 62…
  • Buy a sofa online? Wayfair is counting on it. This year, Boston-based Wayfair will sell around $4 billion worth of ceiling fans, dog beds, espresso machines, hot tubs and artificial Christmas trees (around 55,000 sold in the last 12 months) online. That’s nearly double…
  • AT&T’s race against time to save its TV business. On Wednesday, AT&T told regulators that it expects to finish the quarter with about 90,000 fewer TV subscribers than it began with. AT&T blamed a number of issues, including hurricane damage to infrastructure, rising credit standards and…
  • A stunning blow to Obamacare. In the biggest attack on the healthcare law yet, the administration will end payments that insurers use to help poor customers.
  • Wringing cash from life insurance. It comes as a surprise to many older adults that the life insurance policies they’ve been paying premiums on for years might bring them money while they’re still alive.
  • EEUU condena a nigeriano por fraude de 1,3 millones. Un nigeriano residente en Texas fue sentenciado a tres años de prisión federal por un fraude en internet de más de 1,3 millones de dólares, con pasaportes falsos y estafas de romances, informaron los fiscales…
  • Trump to sign order to eliminate ACA insurance rules. President Trump is due to sign an executive order intended to allow individuals and small businesses to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections. The White…
  • Platinum pensions: Rich CEOs aren’t like you and me. When it comes to Smith’s retirement payoff, it’s hard not to player-hate when you’re worried that in retirement the cost of your health care will bankrupt you before you die. Or that the years you’ve spent…

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