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  • How to save money on prescription drugs. You have insurance, so you assume you’re getting the best price for your prescription drugs. Not necessarily. Sometimes, because of high deductibles or high co-pays, it’s cheaper to skip the insurance
  • Academy of Art for defrauding the government case continues (Chinese). (本報訊)前僱員控告三藩市藝術大學(AAU)欺騙政府數百萬元的學生貸款和補助金一案已經拖延了十年,聯邦最高法院周一拒絕受理三藩市藝術大學的上訴,意味著第九巡迴上訴法院去年8月份作出的裁決有效,令該案可以繼續,因為有證據表明這家牟利性藝術學校在2006年到2010年期間可能使用非法策略招收學生。
  • Amazon cuts Whole Food prices. Amazon’s move to cut prices by 20 percent on more than 500 products at Whole Foods on Wednesday is not its first attempt to purge the “Whole Paycheck” nickname. But it may
  • Drug sites upend doctor-patient relations. New websites are inverting the usual practice of medicine by turning the act of prescribing drugs into a service. Instead of doctors making diagnoses and then suggesting treatments, patients request drugs and physicians serve largely
  • Warren, Cummings look to crack down on credit bureaus. Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) have released a report from a government watchdog looking at the security practices of the consumer credit reporting agencies, or CRAs, finding that their defenses are inadequate and
  • How to choose a vacation rental. This is the time of year when vacation rental decisions are being made for the summer, so chances are you’re looking at properties on Airbnb, HomeAway or TurnKey, and you don’t
  • Mortgage rates continue to nose-dive. Just a handful of months ago, mortgage rates were soaring. Now they are sinking. According to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average plunged to 4.06 percent, with an average 0.5 point.


  • Airbnb has a hidden-camera problem. Airbnb’s rules allow cameras outdoors and in living rooms and common areas, but never in bathrooms or anywhere guests plan to sleep, including rooms with foldout beds. Starting in early 2018, Airbnb added another
  • Wow Air abruptly shuts down, stranding passengers. In a travel alert signaling the abrupt collapse, Wow Air urged its passengers to look elsewhere to complete their trips, noting that other airlines may offer “so-called rescue fares, in light of the circumstances.
  • HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it is charging Facebook with housing discrimination, alleging its targeted advertising platform violates the Fair Housing Act by “encouraging, enabling, and causing” unlawful
  • Trabajadores que pasan la edad de jubilación. Hay quienes deciden seguir trabajando después de los 66 ó 67 años de edad porque necesitan el dinero. Hay quienes lo hacen porque aman su trabajo, y quienes porque simplemente se sienten f

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