According to a 2013 survey, almost 90% of middle-income Americans do not feel prepared to handle the financial cost of a critical illness. Most respondents said they would have to use their savings, but 75% had less than $20,000 in savings and 25% had no savings at all.1
NEW YORK (AP) - TJX Cos. is hoping to stand out with a different twist on customer service.
PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Mike Ullman seems confident the slumping retailer will bounce back during the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.
Today's column discusses two separate but related topics involving Social Security benefits due after someone dies. The first question deals with a circumstance I've covered many times, but bears repeating. The second question covers an issue I don't ever recall answering before in this column.
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NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped 47 percent, stung by a double whammy: a pullback from U.S. shoppers and costs related to its expansion into Canada
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sales declines at Kmart and Sears stores led to a widened loss in the third quarter for parent company, Sears Holdings Corp. The ailing department store chain also was hurt because it had to do some heavy discounting to get shoppers to spend.
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
NEW YORK (AP) - You don't get a lot of frills with Google's new Nexus 5 phone. There's no fingerprint reader, no waterproof covering, no sensor to detect eye movement or hand gestures.
Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though J.C. Penney's latest results show the beleaguered retailer is hardly out of the woods, investors still see reasons to cheer.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.