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Save by all means necessary

Hero Images/Getty Images The Great Recession has been in the rearview mirror for years now, but one disturbing legacy lingers: substantial anxiety about savings. In Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index survey, Americans who are less comfortable about their savings than they were a year ago outnumber those who say they’re more comfortable by nearly 2-to-1. […]

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High yields no match for my laziness

russell underwood/UpperCut Images/Getty Images It’s confession time. I’m earning zero interest on my checking account, and I know better. Bankrate is out this week with a new survey of high-yield checking accounts which found more than 50 checking accounts that pay substantial interest on deposits, in some cases 3% or more, provided you use your […]

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Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America

MyLoupe/Universal Images Group Editorial/Getty Images The airline market is getting a shock of cold air with a new airline marriage announced this week. Alaska Airlines will acquire Virgin America in a $4 billion deal that will expand the airline’s West Coast presence, the airlines said. The combination still needs regulatory and shareholder approval, but with […]