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Tips on Auto Financing if You Have Poor Credit

Sep 3
Easy credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at the Bankrate.com website, says consumers with poor credit shouldn't bite.

People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

Burger King Move Could Provide Huge Tax Reduction

Aug 27
As Burger King looks to purchase a Canadian donut chain, the merger could mean huge savings for the American fast food giant. If the deal is completed, and Burger King moves, the result would be a significantly lower corporate tax rate.

Is the U.S. Stock Market Rigged?

Aug 26
Steve Kroft reports on "Flash Boys," a book by Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage.

USDA: Cost to Raise Child Up Slightly to $245,340

Aug 20
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a new report.

How Much is $100 Worth in Your State?

Aug 19
A new report by the Commerce Department shows in which states $100 will go the farthest. Mississippi spenders get the most bang for their buck, while $100 buys the least in Washington, D.C. Norah O'Donnell reports.

NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

5 Tips for Sensible Back-to-School Spending

By Alex Veiga | Aug 15
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. That's because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that's second only to the December holiday season.

A Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

By Marley Jay | Aug 14
There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers.

US Consumer Credit Increased at Slower Pace in June

By Josh Boak | Aug 13
U.S. consumers expanded their borrowing at a slower rate in June compared to the prior month. Overall credit rose by $18.3 billion in June to a total of $3.17 trillion, the Federal Reserve said.