Insurance

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

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Real Estate

A builder works on the construction of new homes in Belmar, N.J.

US Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent in July

By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 21
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

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Retirement

 Susan McNamara returns a book to the public library in Quincy, Mass.

Not So Golden: Wealth Gap Lasting into Retirement

By Michael Hill | Aug 8
William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's a looming threat, but there's little he can do. He has saved little in a 401(k) over the past decade, spending most of his working life self-employed.

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Saving

USDA: Cost to Raise Child Up Slightly to $245,340

Aug 20
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a new report.

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