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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

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Luke Franco, 26, works three jobs and doesn't know whether he qualifies for Medicaid or a subsidy to buy coverage on the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. Kristin Gourlay/RINPR hide caption

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How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

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Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before a Senate committee last year. The Trump administration is trying to bring the independent bureau under the president's direct control. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Tooth Fairy Helps Explain The Rising Cost Of Parenting

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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Average Americans?

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President Trump listens during a meeting on health care at the White House on Monday. Trump's 2005 tax returns, which were revealed Tuesday, suggest he paid about $38 million in federal taxes that year. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define "insurance." Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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There are 59,000 structurally deficient bridges around the country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., listens as Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., speaks to members of the media Wednesday outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington following their meeting with President Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pose with fourth graders Janayah Chatelier, 10, left, Landon Fritz, 10, after they received cards from the children, during a tour of Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Soaring Stock Market And Your Nest Egg

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President Trump, during his campaign, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have proposed reducing the number of tax brackets and lowering corporate tax rates. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

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The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 10. A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

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A health savings account works much like a personal savings account — with a difference. Any money in it that we use to pay for certain medical expenses isn't taxed. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'Aisles Have Eyes' Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

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A study by the think tank Demos finds that black and Latino families with two parents still own only half as much as wealth as white single parents. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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