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Greek Bailout Ends, but Europe's Debt Problem Goes On

Greek Bailout Ends, but Europe's Debt Problem Goes On

By David McHugh | Aug 18
Greece officially emerges from its bailout program on Monday, after eight years of cutbacks enforced in return for massive loans and an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression.

How U.S. Fed Is Unintentionally Squeezing Developing Economies

How U.S. Fed Is Unintentionally Squeezing Developing Economies

By Paul Wiseman | Aug 17
The Federal Reserve has - unintentionally - led investors to pull money out of emerging markets like Turkey, strengthened the dollar's value and made it harder for foreign companies to repay their dollar-denominated debts.

Trump Cancels $92M Parade, Cites Cost, Says Maybe Next Year

Trump Cancels $92M Parade, Cites Cost, Says Maybe Next Year

By Lolita C. Baldour | Aug 17
President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates His Role in Black Job Gains

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates His Role in Black Job Gains

By Josh Boak | Aug 16
President Donald Trump is taking unjustified credit for recent job gains by black Americans even as he defends himself against claims of racism.

Ex-Trump Aides Often Find a Soft Landing for Staying Quiet

Ex-Trump Aides Often Find a Soft Landing for Staying Quiet

By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Aug 16
President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing.

Your House Isn't A Piggy Bank

Your House Isn't A Piggy Bank

By Liz Weston | Aug 15
Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency - but not if you spend it first.

Billionaire Drops Quest to Split California Into 3 Parts

Billionaire Drops Quest to Split California Into 3 Parts

By Kathleen Ronayne | Aug 12
The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he's giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation's most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

Why Turkey's Currency is Plunging and What It Means

Why Turkey's Currency is Plunging and What It Means

By David McHugh and Suzan Fraser | Aug 11
The tumble in Turkey's currency on Friday signaled deepening pessimism about the country's economy after months of market declines.

How to Get Rid of A Timeshare

How to Get Rid of A Timeshare

By Liz Weston | Aug 9
Timeshare owners need to be wary - and realistic. Far more people want to sell timeshares than want to buy them.

AP FACT CHECK: Sanders Spins Savings in Medicare Plan

AP FACT CHECK: Sanders Spins Savings in Medicare Plan

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 8
Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his "Medicare for all" plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care.

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