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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on credit card points, airline miles and transparency

We'll hear why the Secretary wants to bring more transparency to airline and credit card rewards programs.
Airline miles are "not just perks; they're increasingly something we think of as part of our savings," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
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Monday was a big filing day for PACs and other political groups

Earlier this week, political campaigns and PACs had to turn in numbers on spending and fundraising to the Federal Election Commission.
"Having cash on hand becomes an important metric for understanding how much by way of resources a campaign or a PAC has yet to spend," said University of Mary Washington's Rosalyn Cooperman.
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America's CEOs are feeling good, KPMG survey finds

And 72% of CEOs surveyed anticipate modest or significantly increased hiring in the next year.
72% of CEOs surveyed anticipate modest or significantly increased hiring in the next year, according to a new KPMG survey.
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How medical debt can exacerbate pain and suffering

As part of a live event, we break down the medical debts that some Americans owe and the shame, guilt and uncertainty that can come with it.
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How can we build a better health care system?

Experts say 3 million people in the U.S. have more than $10,000 in medical debt each.
"Whatever you do, don't put [medical debt] on a credit card," said RIP Medical Debt's Allison Sesso. "Once you put it on a credit card, it's consumer debt — it's not medical debt anymore."
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Health and Wealth: Why Americans are drowning in medical debt

Almost a third of all working adults in the United States are carrying some kind of medical debt — that’s about 15% of all U.S. households.
Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States and affects almost a third of working Americans.
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Can the rip-roaring good times for the stock market last?

Rock bottom interest rates and reduced corporate taxes have helped buoy stock market gains in the past decade.
"There are other parts of the world where stock markets have been doing well recently, but nothing quite as extraordinary as the kind of scale of what's been happening in the U.S.," said The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes.
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No, I'm not saying "Bye." I'm saying "Buy."

The Amazon One system enables purchases via hand waving. Christopher Mims of the WSJ discusses business prospects for biometric data.
Amazon's Amazon One system enables consumers to make purchases just by waving their hand.
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How flight attendants are feeling after the Alaska Airlines accident

"The staffing for flight attendants, especially domestically, is at FAA minimums," said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. "Our jobs are harder than they've ever been."
"The staffing for flight attendants, especially domestically, is at FAA minimums," said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.
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What was (and wasn't) accomplished in D.C. this past year

While the passage of legislation in Congress has largely been stalled by political drama, impacts from the CHIPS Act and infrastructure law are starting to be felt.
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