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CareerBuilder: Here are the Most Unbelievable Excuses for Missing a Workday

Over the past year, 28 percent of employees have called in sick to their employers when they actually were feeling well, down from 32 percent last year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. // When asked for ...
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401(k), 403(b) Tax-Deferred Contribution Limits Increasing to $18,000 for 2015

If your saving for retirement via employer-based 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan, your tax-deferred contribution limit for 2015 is increasing from $17,500 to $18,000. ...
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Report: Your Private Tax Data Tied to Health Insurance Exchanges Could Be at Risk

Federal and state officials need to make sure that they protect the security of confidential tax information belonging to people seeking benefits on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges, federal investigators ...
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Dangerous Airbags: Nearly 8 Million Vehicles Now Affected in Massive Recall, NHTSA Says

U.S. officials overseeing the safety of cars and trucks are urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles “to act immediately” ...
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Here’s How Big Oil’s Six-Figure Jobs are Hurting U.S. Home-Building Business

Construction companies that build homes for Americans in some U.S. states are losing skilled workers to the big oil companies. // That’s because big oil is offering big bonuses and six-figure salaries that ...
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Lagging Sales at McDonald’s is Side Effect of Changing Budget-Dining Habits

How much of diminishing sales at this nation’s biggest fast-food eatery is due to rising prices and how much is tied to healthier eating habits? // There is no definitive answer, although both factors play ...
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Mortgage Refinancing Applications Surge as Rates Fall to Near or Below 4%

Mortgage applications for refinancing shot up 23 percent last week as interest rates slipped to near 4 percent or below, according to the national index provided by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). // Overall, ...
Treasury Plan Aims for Broader 401(k) Retiree Options

Only 34% of Middle-Class Americans Contribute to 401(K), Other Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement remains a struggle for most middle-class Americans, with 34 percent not contributing to any retirement account, whether a 401(k), an IRA or other savings vehicle, according to a new survey ...
Regulator Finds Citibank in Violation of Bank Secrecy Act

Citibank Customers to See Higher Deposit Account Fees in January, But Here’s How to Avoid Them

Beginning on Jan. 1, Citibank’s monthly fees on Citi rewards checking accounts will jump from $20 to $25, and fees on basic accounts will increase from $10 to $12. // You can avoid these fees as long as ...
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N.Y. Regulator: Ocwen Backdated Denial Letters to Homeowners Seeking Mortgage Modifications

Ocwen Financial, one of the largest U.S. mortgage servicers, wrongfully denied hundreds of thousands of borrowers mortgage modifications, many of them seeking to prevent foreclosure, New York’s financial regulator ...
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