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Medicare Bill Helps Doctors and Kids, but Deficit Foes Cool

Apr 8
Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. Many deficit foes are less impressed.

Fly the Coop: Helping Your Kids Buy a Home

REAL ESTATE | Apr 18
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. Some parents are stepping in to help their kids

Stock of Online Marketplace Etsy Surges in Trading Debut

SAVING | By Mae Anderson | Apr 17
Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading.

House Passes Bill to Repeal Estate Tax

RETIREMENT | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Apr 17
The House voted to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Republicans say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses on to their heirs.

US Homebuilders' Outlook for Spring Sales Surges

REAL ESTATE | Apr 16
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.

Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit with MasterCard for $19M

SAVING | Apr 15
Target and MasterCard say they've agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter's pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach.