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Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria says they have busted a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in raids across the country. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev told reporters on Friday that one of the suspects was a Syrian citizen permanently residing in Bulgaria who allegedly transferred money to people abroad linked…

3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. Such "gig economy" work can make for a stressful tax season that eats up your time (and billable…

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain's opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting with politicians from several U.K. parties this week to try to find a…

Markets Right Now: Stocks climb as US-China trade hopes rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are surging Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to a new sense of optimism on Wall Street. Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and…

On the shop floor, workers wonder what Brexit will bring

LONDON (AP) — It's an understatement to say that Michael O'Brien is worried about Brexit. O'Brien is a supervisor at Clarity-The Soap Co., which employs visually impaired adults at a factory in east London. A tall man with a thatch of gray hair, O'Brien has a manner so easy that it sounds as if he…

Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro ($1.9 million) theft from bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang in 2017. Macedonia's prosecution office says four Ukrainians and three people from the U.S., Kazakhstan and Moldova are suspected in the heist. The theft was discovered…

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part to curb college debt. 1. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH The University of Pittsburgh is offering…

What to buy every month in 2019

A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each…

Millennial Money: Quick ways to boost your savings in 2019

Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the lofty goals and focus on simple…

Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the cookies, too. That's right:…