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Parents Told They Could Lose Kids over Unpaid School Lunches

Parents Told They Could Lose Kids over Unpaid School Lunches

Jul 21
A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents don't pay overdue school lunch bills.

UK Treasury Chief Vows to Quit if Boris Johnson Becomes PM

UK Treasury Chief Vows to Quit if Boris Johnson Becomes PM

By Jill Lawless | Jul 21
British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a promise to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal.

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

By Amrita Jayakumar | Jul 20
Consumers' grasp of credit is the lowest it's been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of consumer groups.

Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

Why No Hush-Money Charges Against Trump? Feds Are Silent

By Jim Mustian | Jul 19
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have remained tight-lipped about their rationale for charging only Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney and fixer, in a hush-money scandal in which they publicly implicated the president.

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Setting Marker for 2020 Campaign

By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 19
House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

AP Fact Check: Trump Hypes Stock Gains for the Less Wealthy

By Josh Boak | Jul 19
President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts when he says the rising stock market has largely benefited working-class Americans.

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

Elizabeth Warren Pitches New Constraints on Private Equity

By Elana Schor | Jul 19
White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies.

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Au Pairs Could Soon Learn Whether They Will Get Payments

Jul 18
Low-paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement.

AP Fact Check: Savings from Sanders' Medicare Plan Dubious

AP Fact Check: Savings from Sanders' Medicare Plan Dubious

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 18
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders all but guaranteed in his "Medicare for All" speech on Wednesday the U.S. would spend less on health care with his plan. Here's a look at his claim and the facts.

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

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