• Money doesn't make the rich happier, but poverty makes the poor sadder

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Does money make rich people happier? Not really. But not having enough money can make a person sad.

  • Jury finds Colorado theater shooter guilty of murder

    BY SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The 27-year-old Holmes could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded.

  • Half of Americans can’t qualify for affordable loan rates

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Half of Americans can’t qualify for affordable loan rates Gary Myles of Arvest Bank tells how consumers can begin to change their credit history, and ultimately raise their credit scores.

  • President Obama in Durant calls for closing digital divide

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    President Barack Obama traveled to a chronically poor part of Oklahoma on Wednesday and said the nation should close the digital divide that prevents some people from participating in today’s economy. “The internet is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” the president said in the southeastern Oklahoma town of Durant. “You cannot connect to today’s economy without having access to the Internet.” Obama said the Choctaw Nation will be among the participants in a pilot program aimed at providing high-speed internet service to low-income areas. The tribe will be partnering with service providers in selected communities to link about 425 public housing residents to low-cost internet

  • How property taxes are keeping poor students from going to good schools

    Omar Etman, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Check out the interactive map and see how your district, or your children's, fares.

  • The disgusting bacteria lurking on the bottom of your shoes

    Tracie Knabe Snowder, KSL | Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the harmful bacteria C. difficile.

  • Taking Stock: AT&T investors should hang up the phone on broker's plea to sell

    Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: AT&T (T-$35.60) shareholders are crying themselves hoarse in the face over something that will have as much impact on their daily life as a few extra photons in the breadbox.

  • Futures File: Concerns about Greece, China push on commodities markets

    By Walt and Alex Breitinger For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: This weekend, the other European nations and the International Monetary Fund will meet to assess the plan and possibly cut a deal.

  • Can we regulate payday loans without leaving the poor in the cold?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    The payday lending industry earns $8.7 billion a year in exorbitant interest rates and fees. But without them, where will low-income borrowers go?

  • Why working-class citizens are struggling to recover from the housing crisis

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    While wealthy communities have rebounded, some working-class neighborhoods remain underwater.

  • Why friends are more important to well-being than money

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Research has found that social integration is more important for well-being than income, and also decreases poverty.

  • Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

    ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States." More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan for the team's record third World Cup title — and first since 1999. Lloyd's hat trick came in the match's first 16 minutes. When it was over, the captain of the U.S. team collapsed to her knees and pumped her fists. "I'm so proud and so zapped at the same time. It's a surreal moment," the 32-yard-old midfielder said. "It's been amazing. We just wrote history and brought this World Cup trophy home." Even the actual President chimed in with

  • Taking Stock: Easy credit and debt resolution tale shows why not to change interest rate

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: A growing gathering of Fed-watchers believe that Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen won’t raise interest rates this year for fear that a rate increase would doom the market.

  • Social Security Q&A for Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: Can I check the status of retirement benefits application?

  • Finance expert compares Greece's economy to that of Oklahoma

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Troy E. Jones, a certified public planner and chief executive of Access Financial Resources Inc., discusses why we should care about the financial crisis in Greece.

  • Women need latest technology for prevention of breast cancer

    By Paula Burkes Business Writerpburkes@oklahoman.com   | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Studies show 3-D mammograms can find 41 percent more invasive cancers and significantly improve cure rates through earlier detection. But most private insurers have yet to cover it.

  • How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    This month, authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that bilked millions. Here's how to make sure your giving gets into the right hands.

  • Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

    Lane Anderson, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Residents need to make $33 an hour, or over $68,000 a year, to afford the average apartment in Los Angeles County.

  • Taking Stock: High-income stocks too risky for retired investors

    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: Getting a safe 12 to 18 percent dependable income would be purrfect but impossible, even with highly regarded speculative issues such as Mesabi Trust, Portugal Telecom, TICC Capital, LinnCo, Northern Tier Energy, Calumet Specialty Products Partners or Dominion Resources.

  • Low-income housing is in short supply in every U.S county

    Omar Etman, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The message of the Urban Institute's recent report is clear: We're in a housing crisis, and it's going to take support from all levels of government to get us out.