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Wal-Mart's Mobile Checking Account Nixes Fees

SAVING | By Joseph Pisani | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.

French Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron listens to the explanations of PSA Peugeot research director Gilles Le Borgne as they watch the EB turbo pure tech engine during his visit to the PSA Peugeot Citroen headquarters in Paris.

At Paris Show, Carmakers Look to Better Times

By Greg Keller | Oct 1
European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting.

Attendees walk in front of a PayPal display area at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain.

What's PayPal's First Solo Move?

By Mae Anderson | Oct 1
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay.

Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

SAVING | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 29
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

Jason Prosser picks up his son Zachary from day care, in SeaTac, Wash.

Middle-Class Squeeze :: From Day Care to Health Care

SAVING | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 26
Legions of middle-class families are straining under the weight of accelerating costs for a range of essential services from day care to health care. And now a study by the Center for American Progress shows just how heavy the burden has grown.

Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

SAVING | By Brandon Bailey | Sep 26
Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. The giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

SAVING | By Joseph Pisani | Sep 23
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. More than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Enterprises

SAVING | By Lisa Rathke | Sep 19
The Slow Money investment movement started after Woody Tasch wrote his 2009 book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered" discussing investments that focus more on sustainability than consumption.

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

SAVING | By Mae Anderson | Sep 17
So-called contactless payment isn't new, but with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, Apple Pay could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.

Stocks Decline Amid Interest Rate Worries

SAVING | By Steve Rothwell | Sep 16
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.

Why Fund Managers Are Sad You're Not on Vacation

SAVING | By Stan Choe | Sep 15
Your stock-fund manager wishes you'd buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It's a trend that's gone on for years.