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Student loans

More Americans struggle to repay student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are falling behind on student loans, threatening their ability to obtain mortgages and other credit in the future.

02/28/2013

Poll: Calif. support of gay marriage at 61 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 61 percent of Californians now approve of allowing same-sex couples to marry, according to a poll released Thursday.

02/28/2013

Poll: 87 percent say never OK to cheat on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) – With tax season in full swing, a newly released poll says an overwhelming majority of adults don’t believe it is ever OK to cheat on their income taxes, with most citing personal integrity as the biggest reason why.

02/26/2013

Doggie Day Care

Americans spent over $53 billion on pets last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The economy may have remained sluggish last year but Americans refused to scrimp on their pets, with animal lovers spending upwards of $53 billion on food, veterinary care, kennels and other services in 2012.

02/22/2013

(Photo: UCLA Higher Education Research Institute)

College survey: finance worries up, politics shift

(AP) — Each year since 1966, UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute has conducted a massive survey of incoming freshmen at four-year colleges, asking questions about their motivations, their plans and their political views.

01/23/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate steady at 9.8 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.

01/18/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment falls below 7 percent in most US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

01/08/2013

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

California unemployment

California jobless rate dips below 10 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner.

12/21/2012

(AP Photo)

Fed projects high unemployment for next 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve predicts the unemployment rate will stay elevated until late 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates low for the next three years.

12/12/2012

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