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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
October 02, 2017 - 9:54 am
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans. Don't make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however. Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for individuals and corporations, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans. "Too many in our country are shut out of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study released Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. "This will give a shot in the arm to Betsy DeVos and her campaign to expand school choice program," said Mike Petrilli, the president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a tax credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study. The findings by the non-partisan Urban Institute released Wednesday stood in contrast with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner answers questions during a news conference at Ball Charter School in Springfield, Ill. Rauner spoke about the new school funding reform bill passed by the Senate. The Governor is set to sign the legislation Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that will change the way the state funds schools, a plan he said will ensure every child "gets a chance at an excellent education regardless of their parents' income" or where they live. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP File)
August 31, 2017 - 7:53 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to sign legislation Thursday that will change the way the state funds schools, a plan he said will ensure every child "gets a chance at an excellent education regardless of their parents' income" or where they live. Besides distributing state aid...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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August 11, 2017 - 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans announced revisions Friday to a state incentives package for Foxconn, including provisions that would tie tax credits to the number of living-wage jobs created and encourage the company to hire Wisconsin residents. The Taiwanese electronics giant plans to...
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In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas. More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to non-profits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that it be expanded into a federal program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 11, 2017 - 3:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and...
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August 08, 2017 - 4:21 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Gov. Scott Walker's incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released Tuesday. Walker's bill would exempt construction materials from the state...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, employees enter and exit the headquarters of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump plans to make a "major jobs announcement for Wisconsin" as anticipation builds it will be about electronics giant Foxconn locating in the state. Taiwan-based Foxconn is best known as the assembler of the iPhone. Wisconsin is among seven states, mostly in the Midwest, that the company has named as possible locations to build the its first liquid-crystal display factory that could mean tens of thousands of jobs. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
July 27, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement Wednesday comes at a critical juncture for a Trump...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 27, 2010, file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
July 23, 2017 - 12:35 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It's not just jobs that are up for grabs — possibly 5,...
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