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2018

August

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  • Sports betting is now legal in several states. After the Supreme Court in May overturned a 1992 law prohibiting states from legalizing sports gambling, several states have already legalized it, and others are considering it. Here’s a look at what actions states
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  • Education department to repeal gainful employment rule. The Department of Education plans to repeal the Obama administration’s gainful employment rule, it announced Friday. The rule sought to hold all career education and certificate programs -- the vast majority at for-profit
  • A new twist on rent-to-own housing. The idea of any of these alternatives is they're premised on the idea that you will eventually qualify for a mortgage to buy this house, but if you can't qualify for a mortgage
  • Want better customer service? Don’t call. Text.. The biggest shift in customer service since the 1-800 number is underway. Some 20 million businesses now use Facebook Messenger each month to talk with customers. Apple is leading companies as diverse as Lowe’s,
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  • No, your iPhone isn't eavesdropping on you. In a letter to federal lawmakers, the tech giant insisted that iPhones do not listen to what users are saying and said third-party app developers don't have access to audio data. "We believe
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  • One in 8 divorces is caused by student loans. In general, finances are the leading cause of stress in a relationship, according to a study by SunTrust Bank, and student debt takes a particularly hard toll on a marriage. And more than one-third of
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