Your Daily digest for Yahoo! Finance – Personal Finance

Yahoo! Finance – Personal Finance
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6 tips on managing your 401(k) plan effectively May 23rd 2013, 23:34
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes. The Dow Jones industrial average, Nasdaq and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes …

Average US mortgage rates rise for 3rd week May 23rd 2013, 23:23
Average U.S. mortgage rates rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March, but still remained close to record lows. Here’s a look at rates for fixed and adjustable mortgages …

New rules for labeling meat go into effect in US May 23rd 2013, 23:13
Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday. The rules require labels on steaks, ribs and other cuts …

Tobacco farmers notch legislative victory May 23rd 2013, 23:04
Tobacco farmers long on the defensive notched a victory Thursday when the U.S. Senate fended off efforts to eliminate the federal insurance program for the embattled crop. The vote, coming as the Senate …

Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy May 23rd 2013, 22:06
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance. The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, …

House backs variable rate student loans May 23rd 2013, 21:53
House backs variable rate student loansDismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the House passed legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in a vote largely along party …Media files:
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Dear Class of ‘13: You’ve been scammed May 23rd 2013, 21:32
How the College-Industrial Complex drove tuition to outrageous highs.

Smooth confirmation hearing for Pritzker May 23rd 2013, 20:54
Smooth confirmation hearing for PritzkerPresident Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and her role as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in …Media files:
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6 Money-Saving Strategies That May Cost You in the Long Run May 23rd 2013, 20:51
Not everything we do to save money really saves us money. For instance, as all savvy shoppers know, if you clip coupons when grocery shopping, sometimes you’re still better off buying a cheaper brand elsewhere …

7 Fun Ways for Retirees to Make Extra Money May 23rd 2013, 20:34
Retirement can be a difficult transition for many of us. We spend 8 to 10 hours per day working hard, and it’s tough to just stop working completely. Of course, we all have plans and projects that we have …

News Summary: US mortgage rates up, but still low May 23rd 2013, 19:36
RATES RISE: Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week to their highest levels since mid-March. Even with the gains, they remained close to historic lows. THE NUMBERS: The average rate for the …

JPMorgan names Barry Sommers to head consumer bank May 23rd 2013, 17:49
JPMorgan Chase said it has appointed Barry Sommers, under whom the bank expanded its services to wealthy clients, to head its Chase consumer bank business. Sommers, 44, who previously served as chief executive …

US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct. May 23rd 2013, 17:49
US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.Average rates on fixed mortgages rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain …Media files:
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Pritzker’s ties to thrift, tax haven eyed May 23rd 2013, 17:22
Smooth confirmation hearing for PritzkerPresident Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of commerce is facing scrutiny in the Senate for her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts …Media files:
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Jobs, housing data show economy has some muscle May 23rd 2013, 16:52
Hundreds of job seekers wait in line with their resumes to talk to recruiters at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in DenverThe number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite belt-tightening by Washington. The improving employment picture is …Media files:
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Skills Gap: Health Care Needs Data Experts May 23rd 2013, 16:16
Skills Gap: Health Care Needs Data ExpertsHospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies are all looking to harness big data, but finding the workers isn’t always easy. In some cases, companies are making acquisitions to bring talent …Media files:
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5 Scholarships for In-Demand College Majors May 23rd 2013, 14:51
Selecting a college major can be one of the easiest – or most difficult – decisions a person can make in their lifetime. Some of you have known you’ve wanted to become a veterinarian since the day you …

Most NY school district budgets OK’d by voters May 23rd 2013, 13:02
New Yorkers voting on school budgets for next year have approved nearly all of the proposals containing tax increases within state-imposed taxing limits. Budgets that proposed bigger tax increases mostly …

What Advice Can Parents Give a New Grad for the Work World? May 23rd 2013, 12:48
If your child has recently graduated from college and is now looking for – or has hopefully found – her first “real” job , you may want to impart great wisdom to her. It’s a difficult time for …

Carney: Criticism of IRS response ‘legitimate’ May 23rd 2013, 12:47
Carney: Criticism of IRS response 'legitimate'President Barack Obama’s spokesman says the White House is facing “legitimate criticisms” for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative …Media files:
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Keeping your credit score high in retirement May 23rd 2013, 12:00
As retirement approaches, it’s time to review your collection of credit cards to make sure they’re still working for you, and to keep debt low

Deutsche bosses seek to win over skeptical shareholders May 23rd 2013, 11:28
Pedestrians are reflected in a window as they walk in front of the headquarters of Deutsche Bank AG in FrankfurtDeutsche Bank’s bosses tried to convince skeptical shareholders at a lively annual meeting on Thursday that the bank was on the right track again after facing a host of legal problems. Co-chief Executives …Media files:
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Why the Housing Market Won’t Drive the Recovery May 23rd 2013, 11:21
Why the Housing Market Won't Drive the RecoveryHousing is good but not great and unlikely to be a leading force in a robust recovery, according to a group that is one of the industry’s leading voices.Media files:
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Soon-to-Retire Couple Balances Travel Dreams With Portfolio Longevity May 23rd 2013, 11:00
The bucket strategy helps tee up near-term distributions and set long-term allocations.

House to vote on variable-rate student loans May 23rd 2013, 07:34
House lawmakers are ready to pass legislation that links student loan rates to the financial markets. It’s already drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama. The measure set to pass Thursday would …

Emails Suggest IRS Targeting Developed by Lower-Level Workers May 23rd 2013, 00:16
WASHINGTON—Emails and other documents released Wednesday suggest the Internal Revenue Service’s procedures used to target conservative groups for added scrutiny were developed by lower-level employees. …

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