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New Mexico eyes overhaul of HS graduation requirements

Dec. 06, 2022 21:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High schoolers in New Mexico could one day need fewer class-unit credits to get their diploma, as state legislators began to overhaul graduation requirements Tuesday for consideration by lawmakers in early 2023. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 01, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Editorial: The cost of abuse The state could find itself financially liable for hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in prisons. Maybe that will motivate it to do more to prevent it. It’s long been...

Kimberly Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

Nov. 28, 2022 08:39 AM EST

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December. “It very much eases the burden,” he says,...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 21, 2022 14:16 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 15, 2022. Editorial: A question for the GOP in Kansas, Missouri and beyond: Are we still the Party of Trump? For many Americans, Donald Trump’s decision to run for president means two more years of the mercurial former president’s...

What to know if you've applied for student loan forgiveness

Nov. 18, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden’s plan to provide up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness has been blocked by two federal courts, leaving millions of borrowers wondering what happens next. The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reverse one of the lower court...

How steep fed rate hikes affect your finances

Nov. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mortgage rates continue to jump, home sales slump and credit cards and auto loans increase. Savings rates are slightly juicier, though. As the Federal Reserve steadily increases interest rates, many economists say they fear that a recession remains inevitable in the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 01, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. October 28, 2022. Editorial: Special care and transparency needed to plan for Indiana’s water needs As Indiana economic development leaders prepare a 7,000-acre innovation district for development in Boone County, it’s become clear...

EXPLAINER: How to navigate Affordable Care Act enrollment

Nov. 01, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast majority of Americans will find multiple options for health insurance coverage for 2023 on HealthCare.gov after open enrollment began Tuesday under the Affordable Care Act. People searching for plans on the government marketplace should consider their...

Salary transparency laws aim to combat pay disparities

Oct. 31, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting this week, job-seekers in New York City will have access to a key piece of information: how much money they can expect to earn for an advertised opening. New York will require employers as of Nov. 1 to disclose “a good faith salary range for every job,...