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  • The Dow and the dollar diverge. Six months into the Trump presidency, two symbols of American financial might — the Dow and the dollar — have taken divergent paths, highlighting the complexities that investors face as the global economy hums, while…
  • Court ruling could help keep Obamacare subsidies. A federal appeals court issued a ruling Tuesday that could help preserve a key subsidy that benefits health insurers and millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The ruling could make it more difficult…
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - August 2017. The August 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on a recent national net neutrality "day of action"; describes our congressional testimony in support of defrauded student loan borrowers; cautions against investing in settlements; describes our updated California LifeLine phone program publication; and more.


  • White economic privilege is alive and well. Is the white working class losing economic ground because of policies intended to improve the lives of black people? Anxiety and resentment among some white voters about those policies certainly seemed to benefit Donald Trump’s…
  • Adviser to Trump calls for firing of CFPB head Cordray. An outside adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump called on Sunday for the firing of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager who still speaks regularly to the president,…
  • Grocery stores are adapting to more male shoppers. More men are heading to the supermarket these days. That’s according to a new survey by Men’s Health, which found that 84 percent of men are now the primary grocery shoppers in their households, marking a…
  • 2017s most common travel scams & how to avoid them. Anyone who is well travelled will tell you that, regardless of how prepared you are for your journey, it’s likely that you’ll come across a scam or two here and there – it’s more common…
  • What's the difference between a 401(k) and a SIMPLE IRA?. A SIMPLE IRA is a type of retirement plan designed for smaller businesses and self-employed individuals. Like a 401(k), you can choose to participate by having a portion of your compensation deferred into the account.…
  • Senate rejects proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to advance to floor debate on their efforts to re-write health care policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. But hours later, the Senate decisively rejected a Republican…

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