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  • Fix My Finances: Clearing the debt roadblock

    Meet Jessica, a 23-year-old from New Jersey who would like to buy a home in the future but is carrying credit card and student loan debt.

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  • GM to Consider Axing Six Models to Combat Slumping Sales, Avoid Plant Layoffs
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    The Street7 hours ago

    GM to Consider Axing Six Models to Combat Slumping Sales, Avoid Plant Layoffs

    United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said the union is working with General Motors (GM) to avoid layoffs as U.S. auto sales slump, AutoBlog reported. GM is considering producing more trucks and SUVs while killing off six slow-selling models produced at underused car plants such as Hamtramck in Michigan and Lordstown in Ohio. It's unclear if the plants will start producing newer, more popular models. GM has cut shifts at several of its U.S. plants as inventories of small and midsized cars grow. If GM stopped producing the six models under consideration, it wouldn't happen until 2020. The models at risk are the Chevrolet Volt, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala

  • Starbucks Has a Disturbing Problem: Even Its Cheerleaders Must Admit This Is a Major Issue
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    The Street6 hours ago

    Starbucks Has a Disturbing Problem: Even Its Cheerleaders Must Admit This Is a Major Issue

    If you listen to Starbucks (SBUX) execs, then everything at the coffee giant is amazing.  Do some work in Microsoft (MSFT) Excel (as the analysts at Credit Suisse did below on Wednesday), and a glaring issue comes to light. That is, for all its digital leadership and ability to crank out new, more expensive drinks, Starbucks sales are on a long-term downtrend. Seeing as employee hourly wages and benefit costs are on the rise, as are costs to open new locations, a stubborn downtrend in sales is very unwelcome. It's especially unwelcome as most on Wall Street remain obsessed with Starbucks' growth prospects -- they could be in for some unfortunate surprises on the bottom line over the next year

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    6 Reasons I’m No Fan of Suze Orman and You Shouldn’t Be Either

    Suze Orman has the status of a financial guru. But I have never been able to understand why this self-proclaimed expert has such a following. Imagine a celebrity chef who has given herself food poisoning, or a car expert that couldn’t change a