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President Obama encourages saving with MyRA account

Last night President Obama discussed MyRA, which is a plan that would encourage employees to set aside some of their wages in retirement savings accounts. The program would allow people to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds with no ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Plastic bag ban legislation reintroduced in California

California state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is leading the effort again to ban plastic bags in California. Last year, similar legislation was defeated in the state senate. Legislators cited economic reasons for not banning t...
by Adriana Maestas
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Publix Remains Steadfast on ‘Put it in the Price’ Stance

The new year always brings aspirations and resolutions for a better year to come. On January 5, 2014, Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) shared his 2014 high hopes with Moyers & Company.  He wants co...
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Marijuana law takes effect in Colorado, $70 million in tax revenue anticipated

Colorado’s new voter approved, recreational marijuana law takes effect today. Adult Colorado residents will now be able to legally purchase up to one ounce of marijuana, while visitors can purchase a quarter ounce from go...
by Adriana Maestas
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Long term unemployment benefits expire today

Things are about to get more difficult for the 1.3 million Americans who have been taking advantage of the supplemental unemployment insurance that they have been receiving while looking for work. The program for extra unemploy...
by Adriana Maestas
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Matching Savings to Create Economic Security

By Joe Valenti and Christian E. Weller Could you come up with $2,000 in 30 days to deal with a car breakdown or another emergency? Having even modest savings can prevent families from skipping doctor visits and missing meals wh...
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Small Business Saturday attempts to divert attention away from big box stores

While some shoppers got a head start on black Friday with shopping on Thanksgiving, some smaller retailers are promoting Small Business Saturday, which started in 2010 to promote small businesses during the kickoff of the holid...
by Adriana Maestas
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Summers removes himself from consideration for Fed Chair, saving the WH a potential fight with Dems

Larry Summers, who was a former economic advisor to President Obama and a Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration, has taken his name out of consideration for the Federal Reserve chair. Summers has been criticiz...
by Adriana Maestas
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