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AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

By Laurie Kellman And Emily Swanson | Feb 24
Americans are more likely to see the national economy as having improved rather than worsened in the past 12 months, 39 percent to 24 percent, according to a survey released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Ask Brianna: Is 4-Year College Right for You?

Ask Brianna: Is 4-Year College Right for You?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 23
If you're considering what to do after high school, or counseling someone who is, here's how to navigate the options for achieving your very own American dream.

Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

By Dusan Stojanovic and Sabina Niksic | Feb 21
Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and a lack of opportunity to advance careers are driving thousands of young and educated adults to emigrate from Europe's Balkan nations.

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

By Scott Smith | Feb 21
Along with four-digit inflation, widespread shortages and a recession deeper than the U.S. Great Depression, Venezuela's economy is now being ravaged by a new scourge: Mass absenteeism.

Is Inflation Rising as Investors Fear? 5 Ways to Keep Track

Is Inflation Rising as Investors Fear? 5 Ways to Keep Track

By Christopher Rugaber | Feb 18
After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation - or the fear of it - is back.

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

By Marley Jay | Feb 17
There were few warning signs before the stock market's plunge in early February, but so far, the slump hasn't changed investors' thinking very much.

4 Alternatives for When Your 401(k) Doesn't Cut It

4 Alternatives for When Your 401(k) Doesn't Cut It

By Anna-Louise Jackson | Feb 17
There's a finite list of things you can change at work - and your employer's less-than-stellar retirement plan probably isn't among them.

European Officials: Virtual Currencies are No Way to Pay

European Officials: Virtual Currencies are No Way to Pay

By David McHugh | Feb 16
Several of Europe's top finance officials are skeptical about virtual currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for things.

Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

By Liz Weston | Feb 16
People who aren't rich or famous typically don't have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. But ven ordinary folks without prenups should think about how to protect their money.

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 15
Here's how to get your refund fast, then use it to build a savings account you can pull from when necessary - and avoid an anxious wait again next year.

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