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How the last banking tumult fuels today's populist politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence and Bernie Sanders are hardly political allies.
But in the aftermath of two large bank failures, the conservative former vice president and the democratic socialist senator are striking remarkably similar tones. Pence, a Republican, bemoaned that "we live in a world where certain political ... (full story)

Job plus a side gig? Avoid these mistakes

At the beginning of the year, many people have their eyes set on goals. Some of these goals may include increasing your income, starting a dream business, or both if you're reaching for the stars. Before you get your hands dirty in the sometimes chaotic combination of formal employment and entrepreneurship, here are a few pitfalls t ... (full story)

Despite market slump, high rates dim homebuyer affordability

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homeownership is likely to remain a pipe dream for many Americans this spring homebuying season.
The nation's worst housing slump in nearly a decade stoked hope among prospective buyers that homes could be scooped up more easily. But while prices appear to have peaked last summer, they still ended 2022 h ... (full story)

What's happening at Fukushima plant 12 years after meltdown?

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OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Twelve years after the triple reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan is preparing to release a massive amount of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea.
Japanese officials say the release is unavoidable and should start soon.
Dealing with the wastewater is less of ... (full story)

Stock prices

Q. Is a company with a $75 stock price bigger and financially healthier than one with a $25 stock price? -- S.K., Midland, Michigan
A. Not necessarily. A stock price alone doesn't tell you very much. You need more information, such as how many shares there are: If the first company has just 1 million shares, its value would be $ ... (full story)