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Arkansas City Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

By Andrew DeMillo | Aug 24
A central Arkansas city is effectively operating a debtors' prison that imposes hefty fines and jail time for thousands of poor people whose checks bounce.

Farmers Seek Tax Credit for Donations to Food Pantries

By David Klepper | Aug 23
Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state's food banks. Now they're looking to get some credit for those good deeds - a tax credit.

Tanning Industry Blames 10,000 Salon Closings on Obamacare

By Kelli Kennedy | Aug 22
Business owners around the country say the little-noticed 10 percent tax on tanning in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has crippled the industry.AP Photo/Mike Groll

Hiring Was Healthy in Past Year in Many U.S. Swing States

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 22
Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress.

Ex-Wahlburgers Employees Sue, Claiming Denied Wages And Tips

Aug 21
Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws.

Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?

By Brianna McGurran | Aug 20
With a budget you'll be more likely to set money aside for future needs, like retirement and emergencies.

How the Trump and Clinton Tax Plans Would Affect Americans

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 19
For America's wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election - or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.

Body Donations On the Rise at U.S. Medical Schools

By Collin Binkley | Aug 18
Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.

UK Manufacturers See Costs Jump in Wake of Brexit Vote

By Danica Kirka | Aug 18
The pound's sharp drop following Britain's vote to leave the European Union is starting to weigh on companies, particularly manufacturers, by increasing the cost of the imported raw materials and goods.

Puerto Ricans Flocking to Mainland Could Sway Swing States

By Dake King | Aug 16
The impact of Puerto Rican migrants on the election hinges on how successful voting advocates are in getting them to the polls, with many focused more on finding jobs, homes and schools.

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