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Americans Paid $15B in Overdraft Fees Last Year

(CNN) - Americans have racked up billions of dollars worth of overdraft charges. In fact, consumers in the U.S. paid a total of $15-billion in fees for bouncing checks or overdrafting last year. That's according to new data released by…

DHS: No Electronic Ban on U.S. Bound Flights

(CNN) - On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security lifted laptop bans on flights to the United States. DHS says airlines and airports have complied with the first phase of Secretary John Kelly's security enhancements. Restrictions are no longer in…

House to Include Border Wall Funding in Spending Bill

(CNN) - A possible government shut down is looming over Washington as House leaders make plans to fund a border wall. The House appropriations committee released its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday. The budget includes president Donald Trump's full request…

Laptop Ban Lifted for Air Emirates

(CNN) - People flying to the U.S. from Istanbul and Dubai can now pass time with their electronic devices. Turkish Airlines and Emirates say the U.S. ban on items bigger than a smartphone no longer have to be stored in…

Sharp Decline in Car Sales in June

(CNN) -U.S. automakers are reporting a sharp drop in sales for the month of June. Compared to a year ago, both general motors and ford said sales were down five percent. Fiat Chrysler reported a seven percent decline. Analysts are…

SCOTUS Rules - Kids Born Overseas to Unmarried Parents

(CNN) - The Supreme Court struck down an immigration law on Monday that it says treats unwed fathers and mothers differently. The law requires a U.S. citizen father to reside in the country for five years before his child born…

Some Starbucks Closed, Computer Probs

(CNN) - A tech glitch temporarily halts the flow of cups of Joe. Starbucks says a computer outage crippled some of its stores in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday. The outage happened after the company ran a regular technology…

U.S./Mexico Border Apprehensions Hit 17 Year Lows

(CNN) - The number of apprehensions at the U.S. border with Mexico hit historic lows last month. The 9% drop continues a downward slide since president Donald Trump took office. Customs and Border Protection says the 11,129 apprehensions in April…

New Numbers Show Alabama's Unemployment Rate is Down

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is down slightly as more workers find jobs. The state Department of Labor says Alabama's jobless rate for February was 6.2 percent. That's down two-tenths of a percent from January's rate. The…