Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing right for you?

Glossy mailers promising low rates and cleverly crafted ads on your favorite podcast might leave you wondering: Should you refinance your student loans? With over $1.6 trillion in st...

EU parliament endorses Lagarde as new central bank head

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Parliament has endorsed the nomination of Christine Lagarde to serve an eight-year term as the next president of the European Central Bank. The...

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another government shutdown. But as Democrats controlling the House unv...

Greece seeks permission to repay part of IMF loans early

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister says he has asked his country's European creditors to approve the early repayment of part of its bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund. ...

Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don't know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security wor...

Pledges by China often benefit interests of only few: MOFA

China likes to brag about its lavish financial pledges and flashy infrastructure aid, but often they end up benefiting the personal gains of only a few unscrupulous politicians, the Ministry of Foreig...

Solomon Islands discusses whether to make diplomatic switch to China today

[Last update at 11:50 on Sept. 13] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s longtime Pacific ally the Solomon Islands convened on Friday (Sept. 13) to discuss whether the country should switch d...

Debate highlights importance of HBCUs in Democratic politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday's presidential debate isn't just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It's also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University an...

Turkish central bank slashes key interest rate again

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's central bank, under its new governor, has slashed its key interest rate again, this time by 3.25 percentage points. The bank said Thursday it had lower...

Solomon Islands prime minister says Taiwan 'completely useless to us'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the strongest signal yet that the Solomon Islands is getting set to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Taiwan "is c...

Abortion, border wall put major spending bills into disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatenin...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the...

Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded ...

Mexican government gives $5 billion to Pemex for debt

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's finance ministry says it has given the heavily indebted state-owned oil company $5 billion to help reduce its debt. The finance ministry says the move was...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BOLTON, TRUMP DIFFERED ON GLOBAL HOTSPOTS The now former ...