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Ask Brianna: Is financial therapy right for me?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:03am

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The Latest: Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:00am

The Latest on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vetoing an expansion of the state's Medicaid program (all times local):

VW to pay over $157M to settle emissions claims by 10 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:00am

Volkswagen is paying more than $157 million to 10 states to settle environmental lawsuits over the company's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

When a tax refund means bankruptcy

Sean Pyles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

not by paying it off, but by giving them enough money to pay for bankruptcy.

The Latest: Freedom Caucus member defends against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:40am

The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.14 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:22am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago.

Turkey criticizes US arrests in Iran sanctions case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:20am

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish banker and a Turkish businessman arrested in the United States for allegedly helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions are the target of a politically motivated case.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:12am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Chilean president chides protectionism, isolationism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:12am

Chile's president criticized isolationist foreign policies and protectionism in trade Thursday, saying during a state visit to Portugal that multilateralism is "crucial" to address global challenges.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:10am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:52am

Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef.

Lebanese government reveals its first budget in 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:52am

Lebanon's government has revealed the country's first budget in 12 years after discord and political paralysis had prevented politicians in past years from agreeing on a figure.

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

Thomas Beaumont and Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:46am

One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no."

A look at Britain's Great Repeal Bill for Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:45am

Britain's government has announced plans for a Great Repeal Bill, which will in effect end the European Union's jurisdiction in Britain and import all EU laws into British law on the day the country formally leaves the bloc. Here are the main points.

Acclaimed and off-beat magazine The Believer has new owner

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:36am

A highly praised and proudly off-beat literary magazine, where contributors have ranged from Nick Hornby and Anne Carson to Leslie Jamison and Daniel Handler, is changing ownership.

German inflation dips, dampening ECB rate hike speculation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:30am

Germany's statistics agency says inflation dipped to 1.6 percent in March, down from 2.2 percent in February.

US economy grew at 2.1 percent rate in Q4

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:11am

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers powered economic momentum heading into 2017.

Applications for US unemployment aid fell to 258K last week

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:11am

Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the U.S. job market remains healthy.

Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:54am

Federal investigators will get their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat.

Head of greyhound rescue group denies animal cruelty charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:54am

The director of a Massachusetts organization that finds homes for retired racing greyhounds that might otherwise be euthanized has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge.