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What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
Credit scores are made up of a complex algorithm that can, at times, seem inexplicable. Often things that seem financially responsible can in fact lower your credit score. Answer the few questions below to test your credit IQ — the answers may surprise you.
Does anyone even care that 6,000 cases of reported neglect and abuse went un-investigated by Child Protective Services Special Welfare Assessment Team at the Arizona Department of Economic Security?
DALLAS — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
As part of my duties as President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I have the opportunity to talk to leaders across the nation about a number of important issues. Many of the topics affect nearly every city, large or small. Airports is a topic that is right at the top of this list.
You may know you’re entitled to three free credit reports each year.
To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area:
The housing market continues its bumpy ride toward full recovery with more lurches, twists and turns than a roller coaster at the state fair.
Come January, Arizona's minimum wage workers will be able to afford an extra Big Mac a week.
As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor?
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees. And the move should save Arizona businesses $42 on each and every worker they have.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
We’ve always known home buying is an entirely subjective experience, largely dependent on personal circumstances and tastes. Now, two national surveys shed light on how generational differences can influence the choices buyers make concerning home size, location and age.
U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier, nearly matching a seven-year high. But month-over-month price gains slowed in most markets, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery.
FARGO, N.D. — It's a good time to be a North Dakotan. An oil boom in the west has fueled an economic surge, the locals' frugal nature helped to prevent any housing bubble, and the threat of global warming looks like an attractive option for the chilly climate. So why not visit the state's largest city, Fargo? With just over 100,000 people, this city on the eastern edge of the state offers local culture with a good dose of pride and quirkiness. You'll need a car to get around, but let's face it: If you're in Fargo, you probably drove here.
East Valley’s Pollack Chabad Center to open after 10 years of fundraising
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
“When I filled up the tank on my first car I was working for minimum wage. I remember thinking I have to work one hour for five gallons of gas. Times were good. Gasoline should be the leading economic indicator because it’s the leading excuse from my creditors for rate increases. Minimum wage should be based on that excuse. Do the math republicans can’seem to do.”
Last week there was some good news and some not so good news for East Valley cities.
President Barack Obama's visit to Phoenix on Tuesday shines a spotlight on one of the nation's most rapid housing recoveries, with home prices soaring and bidding wars occurring on a regular basis.
For its supporters, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a major step towards reining in health care costs. The theory is that with more people insured, medical costs will actually drop, because insurance companies will be competing for a larger pool of customers, and the newly insured will obtain better care earlier on when illness hits, prior to the more expensive procedures might otherwise be needed.
U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.