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US Retail Sales Fell in September on Autos and Gas

SAVING | By Josh Boak | Monday Oct 20, 2014
U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending.

Consumer Borrowing up $13.5 Billion in August

SAVING | By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 10
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing.

US Predicts Lower Heating Bills this Winter

SAVING | By Jonathan Fahey | Oct 9
It probably won't cost as much to stay warm this winter because a repeat of the deep freeze that kept much of the nation shivering last winter is so unlikely.

GM Looks to New Vehicles, China to Boost Profit

SAVING | By Tom Krisher | Oct 6
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, trying to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

SAVING | By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 3
PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments. But so far, trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating.

New York Times Cutting 100 Jobs, NYT Opinion App

SAVING | Oct 2
The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations.

Why the Bond Market is More Fragile Than You Think

SAVING | By Bernard Condon | Oct 2
Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, and helped send prices soaring. As fund managers and regulators fret about an inevitable sell-off, the bigger fear is there won't be anyone to buy.

Wal-Mart's Mobile Checking Account Nixes Fees

SAVING | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 1
Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.

At Paris Show, Carmakers Look to Better Times

SAVING | By Greg Keller | Oct 1
European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.

What's PayPal's First Solo Move?

SAVING | By Mae Anderson | Oct 1
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay.

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

SAVING | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.