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EU Fines 3 Banks $520 Million Over Rate Market Rigging

By Raf Casert | Dec 8
European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates.

Can't Buy Love? Drug Price Hikes Put Sex Beyond Reach

By Linda A. Johnson | Dec 6
Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures - sex. That's true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices for prescription medicines for impotence and other problems have put the remedies out of reach for some.

Gift Cards: Great Idea! Avoiding Fraud: Better Idea!

Dec 3
Leave it to fraud thieves to find yet another way to scam you. Now these crooks are going after your gift card balance. One day you've got a substantial balance and the next time you go to use it, it's at a zero balance.

Trump Voter Lost Her Home to New Treasury Secretary

By Josh Boak and Jeff Horwitz | Dec 3
Less than a month after his presidential win, Trump's populist appeal has started to clash with a Cabinet of billionaires and millionaires that he believes can energize economic growth.

No Chicken, No Cafes: Egyptians Scrimp As Prices Leap

By Mariam Fam | Dec 3
Struggling to cope with price increases, some Egyptians are scrimping on meals, buying used clothes or considering moving their children to cheaper schools. Even the better off are feeling the pinch.

Giving the Gift of Financial Well-Being At the Holidays

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Dec 3
While it's long been possible to hand out cash, buy stock or contribute to college savings plans, financial institutions and retailers are making it easier to bestow a gift with lasting value.

Jackpot Rigging Scandal Grows in Scope As Trials Near

By David Pitt | Dec 1
A prosecutor says two brothers accused of conspiring to fix lottery games in five states had rigged another drawing for which they claimed a jackpot and planted software on additional computers that would have enabled them to fix more games.

U.S. Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Nov 30
U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure.

Jill Stein Presidential Recount Effort Prompts Money Gusher

By Julie Bykowicz | Nov 29
Jill Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid.

Thanksgiving on Broadway was Festive but Not All Data Good

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 29
Thanksgiving on Broadway was a typically stuffed event, with box offices recording a $35 million haul thanks to premium pricing and "Hamilton" raking in more than $3 million by itself.

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