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Open Enrollment at Work: 3 Must-Knows About Health Benefits

Filed under: Health Care, Health Insurance Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock More than 43 percent of Americans get health insurance through a current or former employer. For most of them, the open enrollment period — the one time each year that they can change insurance coverage for the following year — is approaching. Here are three things to keep in mind. 1. ...

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Week’s Winners and Losers: Pimco Waning, Netflix Gaining

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Retail, Market News, Investing Moviestore collection Ltd./AlamyA sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is coming to Netflix and IMAX. There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the world’s leading online auctioneer revealing long-overdue plans to separate into two companies and the top dog in single-cup coffee brewers taking another legal hit for ...

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Market Wrap: Jobs Report Boosts Stocks, Dollar

Filed under: Market News Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty Images By BERNARD CONDON Investors think the U.S. economy is at a perfect temperature for stocks: not too hot, not too cold. The latest evidence came Friday in a jobs report that showed a pickup in hiring last month that could mean more people with paychecks, more spending and higher corporate profits. But ...

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Seniors: That Offer for Free Medical Supplies Is a Total Scam

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Consumer Protection, Junk Mail and Telemarketing, Ripoffs & Scams Jupiterimages If you get a pre-recorded call offering free medical equipment or medical supplies, watch out. You could be the latest target of a new scam targeting seniors as Medicare open enrollment nears. One version of the con involves a call offering a “free” deal for an ...

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The 7 Best Things to Buy in October

Filed under: Shopping, Deals, Shopping Trends, Spending We’ve finally reached the month of spooky stories, pumpkin spice lattes and excited social media users celebrating the joy of boot season while posting snapshots of fall foliage. We’re talking about October, a great time to buy camping essentials, denim, appliances cars and more.   Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments DailyFinance.com

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The 7 Best Things to Buy in October

Filed under: Shopping, Deals, Shopping Trends, Spending We’ve finally reached the month of spooky stories, pumpkin spice lattes and excited social media users celebrating the joy of boot season while posting snapshots of fall foliage. We’re talking about October, a great time to buy camping essentials, denim, appliances cars and more.   Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments DailyFinance.com

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U.S. Trade Gap Widens Sharply in First Quarter

Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, Global Economy, International Trade, World Markets Mark Lennihan/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account deficit increased to its widest point in 1½ years in the first quarter as exports slumped and the surplus on primary income declined, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The current account gap, which measures the flow of goods, ...

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Veggies You Can Grow Anywhere — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment, Home & Garden, Did You Know View Poll The cost of fresh produce can add up quickly, but you can easily grow your own vegetables without spending a dime. Here’s how to save some cash by growing your own greens right in your kitchen. For example, green onions give an extra kick to almost any dish, ...

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Don’t Have Your Tax Refund Yet? It’s Time to Take Action

Filed under: Taxes, Income Tax, IRS Gunnar Pippel/Shutterstock For many Americans, the period leading up to April 15 is the most stressful part of income tax season. It can include worries about improperly claiming deductions, how life changes will impact the amount you owe, and anxieties about the possibility of getting audited. Then you submit your return before time runs ...

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The Global Retirement Crisis Is Coming for Young and Old Alike

Filed under: Retirement, Global Economy, Retirement Plans In the prosperous years after World War II, governments in rich countries expanded their pension systems. In addition, companies began to offer pensions that paid employees a guaranteed amount each month in retirement — so-called defined-benefit pensions. It got even better in the 1980s. Many countries began to coax older employees out of ...

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