Personal finance

New reports shed light on banking trends, fees

If you haven’t caught up with happenings on the financial services beat lately, a handful of

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Companies target powerful Hispanic consumer base

Each fall I typically post a collection of resources for reporters seeking business and economy stories

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5-year recession post Wall Street crash, and 401(k) trends

As they say, time flies:  Hard to believe that later this month it will be five

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Business story angles on the Affordable Care Act

With the target date for implementation of health care marketplaces for individuals looming Oct. 1 –

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Coupon trends show more digital discounts

Buyers love a bargain, and indeed it seems that U.S. consumers have become conditioned to withhold

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Companies woo consumers as cable alternatives expand

As the season of self-indulgence draws near to a close, many consumers who splurged over the summer

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Local used-goods scene reflects economy

If you’ve been hankering to do a story on the second-hand economy, used goods or tag

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Ramadan can spark local Islam-related consumer stories

The celebration of the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month,  is coming up this week, and

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Employment rises, but older workers face job hurdles

With the monthly Employment Situation report due out Friday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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Christmas in July: Sales bells for retailers and restaurants?

The year 2013 does seem to be flying by at top speed, but a “Black Friday”

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