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Lessons the tooth fairy can't teach: Allowances can help kids learn financial savvy

Lessons the tooth fairy can't teach: Allowances can help kids learn financial savvy

TORONTO — Robin Taub paid her two kids a weekly sum when they were younger in an effort to help teach them basic money skills.

German federal police say British hacker arrested in London

BERLIN — A 29-year-old Briton was taken into custody in London on a European arrest warrant issued by Germany on suspicion of a carrying out a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom, federal police said Thursday.
Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point.
Global stocks steady as Fed minutes fail to sway investors

Global stocks steady as Fed minutes fail to sway investors

LONDON — Global stock markets were trading in narrow ranges Thursday after the minutes to the last policymaking meeting of the Federal Reserve failed to provide much of a steer as to the timing of the U.S. central bank's next interest rate increase.
Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95

Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Kenneth J.

Manitoba entrepreneurs pitch wares to celebrities at Academy Awards

WINNIPEG — A couple of Manitoba entrepreneurs are headed to this weekend's Oscars to pitch their locally made products.
Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to shake up the fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.
Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes

Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia. Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S.
Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent.
NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov.