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Health Care Hagglers Say They Save Up to Half

While a Nevada candidate's suggestion of bartering for medical care was the butt of jokes -- "In the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor," Republican Sue Lowden said in April -- haggling over medical bills is starting to become an accepted strategy.



Microlenders Step In as Bankers Turn Away

Microfinance is an economic concept that wins approval across party lines, whether you're a do-gooder type who wants to end Third World poverty or a free-marketer who believes in the transformative power of entrepreneurship. But it's a practice we associate with rural villages in Asia or Africa, where tiny loans help women produce local handcrafts or maybe open a small shop.



Bad Times Don't Deter 'Dividend Aristocrats'

Is a bad U.S. economy good for stock ETFs? It depends on the type of stock ETFs -- large, small, growth, value, foreign, domestic. It also depends upon whom you ask.



Whirlpool Announces More Layoffs

Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) announced this week that there will be a new round of layoffs at its refrigerator plant in Fort Smith, Ark. -- although the company did not specify the number of jobs that will be eliminated.

 

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