New Year

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) — The government’s rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says. Combined with numbers for state-run markets, that […]

12/30/2013

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Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November […]

12/26/2013

A Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,)

Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]

12/24/2013

A computer screen shows a website run by the federal government where people can enroll for health care exchanges. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Insurers allow more time to pay under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

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‘Cannibal sandwiches’ sicken Wisconsin residents

MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen […]

12/05/2013

Property tax and foreclosure information on Money 101

By Money 101 Producer Ken Jeffries The discussion on today’s Money 101 with Bob McCormick will include: 9:05 a.m. – What you don’t know about your property tax bill can bite you in the wallet! 9:17 a.m. […]

01/17/2013

Charities worry new tax law will reduce donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charities and nonprofit organizations worry that new limits on tax deductions for high earners will hurt donations just as charitable giving is starting to rebound from the depths of the recession.

01/16/2013

NYC Subway

After NYC subway deaths, barriers get new eye

NEW YORK (AP) — Every day, throngs of riders stand on the edge of danger in the nation’s busiest subway system, waiting on platforms with nothing between them and the tracks.

01/05/2013

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NYC iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, brute force and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook.

01/05/2013

California unemployment

Fiscal cliff deal brings some relief to California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff in Washington will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.

01/02/2013

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Taxes rising for most people despite fiscal deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

01/02/2013

Bullets

Elderly woman hit by New Year’s bullet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elderly woman sitting in her den at midnight on New Year’s Eve was struck in the foot by a bullet fragment. The 74-year-old Gardena woman heard glass breaking and felt the metal piece hit her foot.

01/02/2013

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