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Big changes are on the way for mortgages, personal loans, and other financial products.
New letter grades for cars would continue a helpful trend.
They’re in debt, they’re depressed, and they’re everywhere
With a weak recovery showing signs of faltering, it's time to prepare for more belt-tightening.
More Gulf waters are reopening to commercial hauls as safety tests show little hazard from oil.
Readers debate the pros and cons of second-hand items.
Deflation is a worry, but for now it's making life easier for millions of Americans.
With the pain contained to the Gulf region, energy reforms will be as tough as ever
New technology is rising to the occasion with answers to the unique tests of summer.