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  • The not-so-secret truth about those secret 770 accounts

    The not-so-secret truth about those secret 770 accounts
    Robert says he's heard about secret "770 accounts." What are they? Who can get them? A Google search will turn up all sorts of nonsense about 770 accounts, also sometimes referred to as "presidents accounts." ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer...
  • Americans flood HealthCare.gov site as Obamacare deadline nears

    Americans flood HealthCare.gov site as Obamacare deadline nears
    WASHINGTON – With a March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under President Obama’s health law approaching, more than a million people a day are visiting HealthCare.gov, administration officials said Wednesday. The site – the main...
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality

    Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality
    SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
  • Banks are warned about ATM hacks

    Banks are warned about ATM hacks
    Sounding alarm over an especially sinister new wave of cybercrime, regulators are warning bankers that hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to allow thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals. The hackers...
  • Most millennials can't get a loan by themselves; Mom, Dad often cosign

    Most millennials can't get a loan by themselves; Mom, Dad often cosign
    If millennials are going to achieve financial independence, a good first step might be to stop relying on parents to cosign loans. Nearly two-thirds of millennials have needed a cosigner, usually mom and dad, when buying a car, getting a credit card...
  • You dirty rat poisons!

     You dirty rat poisons!
    The so-called second-generation rat poisons that have been developed in recent years never should have been allowed on store shelves. It was obvious from the start that a poison that remains in a rodent's body long after it's dead would end up poisoning...
  • Consumer confidence is highest in six years

    Consumer confidence is highest in six years
    Consumers are more optimistic about the economy than they've been in years, and that could help heat up the recovery after a deep winter chill. A closely watched barometer of consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six...
  • White House offers extension on completing Obamacare enrollment

    White House offers extension on completing Obamacare enrollment
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to allow consumers to complete enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare after next week's deadline as long as they declare that they started the process before the end of the month. Officials said...
  • Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering

    Car-shopping company TrueCar.com plans initial public stock offering
    TrueCar.com, the Internet car-shopping company backed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen and insurance giant USAA, plans an initial public stock offering. The Santa Monica company has grown rapidly over the last year by offering a platform for...
  • Leaders of troubled state exchanges say they won't need U.S. bailouts

    Leaders of troubled state exchanges say they won't need U.S. bailouts
    Pressed by Republican House members, directors of troubled state insurance exchanges said Thursday that they could fix continuing Obamacare glitches with grant money they have already received and would not ask for federal bailouts. Members of the House...
  • GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls

    GM sales in March up 4% despite recalls
    Despite General Motors' recent recall of millions of its cars — and several investigations into the issue — buyers are still streaming into GM dealerships. The beleaguered automaker announced Tuesday that sales in March rose 4% compared with...