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California unemployment rate drops to 7.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in May, maintaining its steady decline past pre-recession levels, the state Employment Development Department reported on Friday. The jobless rate hit a key threshold in April, falling to [...]

06/20/2014

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10 things home inspectors won’t tell you

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/20/2014

An entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Late recovery gives S&P 500 another record close

Investors remained in a record-setting mood Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high for the second time in two days and notched its fifth gain in five days. The Dow [...]

06/19/2014

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Today’s show: Costs of nursing homes, emergency care and your personal finances

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/19/2014

A television monitor at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks close higher for 4th straight day

The Federal Reserve’s latest economic update reversed a listless slide for stocks Wednesday, propelling the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to another record-high close. The central bank’s statement reassure investors on two fronts: The Fed [...]

06/18/2014

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Today on Money 101: Kick up your FICO score

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/18/2014

A sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks drift higher in afternoon trading

Major stock indexes were hovering between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Monday. Investors monitored the crisis in Iraq, but took note of a couple of headline-grabbing corporate deals, as well as a positive [...]

06/16/2014

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Tax pros to the rescue for small businesses

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/16/2014

In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 photo, John Pittenger tosses up a pizza dough at the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cheaper gas, food push down US producer prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services fell in May, offering evidence that inflation is mild. The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods and services before [...]

06/13/2014

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Getting the job that’s right for YOU

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/13/2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, file photo, Priceline.com headquarters is shown, in Norwalk, Conn. Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)

Priceline buying OpenTable for $2.6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment. “Travelers are diners,” said [...]

06/13/2014

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Doctor’s tips for comparison healthcare shopping

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the [...]

06/11/2014