Personal Spending

Payment dispute keeps vet from using prosthetic legs

Jan 10, 2020

An Army veteran in Mississippi who served in Vietnam and Iraq says a dispute over payments has left him unable to use a pair of expensive prosthetic legs

Official quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

Jan 7, 2020

An Arizona elected official has resigned amid charges he paid women from the Marshall Islands to give up their children for adoption in the U.S. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s resignation Tuesday came after county leaders suspended him

Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery

Nov 28, 2019

Buy something online this holiday season and you’ll set off a 24-hour race to your door

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

Sep 1, 2019

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods

TVs to shoes: This time consumers face pain of Trump tariffs

Aug 30, 2019

TVs to shoes: Spared no longer, US consumers this time face pain from Trump's China tariffs

Doctor charged with murder sues over coverage of legal costs

Aug 30, 2019

The Ohio doctor who pleaded not guilty to murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients is suing his former employer's parent company for not covering his criminal defense costs

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

Aug 15, 2019

Virgin Galactic has unveiled its headquarters for commercial flight operations in a remote spot in the New Mexico desert

Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%

Jul 27, 2019

Despite politicians' calls to start over, the much-maligned US health care system covers 90%

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

Jul 18, 2019

About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will be paid an average of $3,500 each under a class-action settlement that alleged exploitation of the mostly young women who perform the jobs

Glitches snarl start of California's ammo background checks

Jul 1, 2019

On the first day California has required background checks for every ammunition purchase, dealers are reporting delays and glitches with the state's online system

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