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New Year Debt Management Solutions

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 7.04.57 PM Show Caption Hide Caption If you’ve made a resolution to pay down credit card debt this year, there’s a fairly new and effective way to do it and it comes from, not surprisingly, the credit card industry.   A…

Facebook COO, Twitter CEO Off Disney’s Board

SHERYL SANDBERG AND JACK DORSEY ARE OFF DISNEY'S BOARD

1/1Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey are off Disney’s board Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Two high profile tech executives are leaving Disney’s board of directors over potential conflicts of interest. Neither Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg nor Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be renominated to their positions on Disney’s board. Dorsey had been on the board since 2013…

Wells Fargo Plans to Close 800 Branches By 2020

WELLS FARGO SAYS IT IS CLOSING BRANCHES IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING CONSUMER TASTES

1/1Wells Fargo says it is closing branches in response to changing consumer tastes. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A Wells Fargo bank near you may be closing soon. The company announced plans Friday to shutter 800 of its branches by 2020. It says because Americans are relying more on mobile and online banking. Some analysts believe the bank is…

Bitcoin’s Competition Increases for Criminals

EUROPOL: CRIMINALS DITCHING BITCOIN FOR OTHER VIRTUAL CURRENCY

1/1Europol: Criminals ditching bitcoin for other virtual currency. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The European union’s law enforcement agency is warning the public about criminals and cryptocurrency. Europol says more and more criminals are ditching Bitcoin for other crypto-currencies like Ripple, Litecoin and Monero. The reason? Law enforcement worldwide is adopting software tools to monitor people using bitcoin. So…

Warren Buffett Wins $1M Bet Made 10 Yrs Ago

OMAHA NON-PROFIT THE BIG WINNER OF WARREN BUFFETT'S MILLION-DOLLAR WAGER

1/1Omaha non-profit the big winner of Warren Buffett’s million-dollar wager Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Warren Buffett has won a million dollar bet he made a decade ago, and a non-profit is benefiting. Back in 2007, the billionaire investor bet one million dollars that an S&P 500 stock index fund would outperform a basket of hedge funds over the…

November Home Sales Hit 11-Year High

EXISTING HOME SALES SURGE FOR THIRD MONTH IN A ROW

1/1Existing home sales surge for third month in a row. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Sales of existing homes were at their strongest pace in almost 11 years in November. The National Association of Realtors reports that sales were up 5.6%, for a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million. it’s the strongest rate since 2006. NAR’s chief economist…

Navajo Nation Sues Wells Fargo

NAVAJO NATION SUES WELLS FARGO OVER 'PREDATORY' SALES PRACTICES

1/1Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo over ‘predatory’ sales practices. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The Navajo Nation has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo. They say the banking company is preying on their tribe. The federal suit was filed on Tuesday and includes allegations from 2009 to 2016. Navajo Nation leaders say Wells Fargo preyed on people by opening…

Christmas Has a Tree Shortage This Year

last decade's decisions are affecting today's prices

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption   As you’re making your wish list this year, you may want to ask Santa’s help in finding a Christmas tree. Recent findings by the National Christmas Tree Association (CTA) suggest it may be more difficult and more expensive to…

Some Insurance Won’t Pay for New Cholesterol drugs

Your Health Minute

Some patients don’t have access to the cholesterol drugs they need.  In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals many patients with very high cholesterol  can’t get medications that could help. In fact, more than half failed to get insurance approval for a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. They work to remove bad cholesterol from the blood. Many…

Railroad sues over millions of rail ties it calls defective

1/1Defective Railroad Ties Show Caption Hide Caption ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation’s largest railroads must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they’re degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit.Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company that produced its railroad ties of failing to use proper protective coating on more…