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7 benefits of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike

Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve hiked rates once in 2015, once again last year and twice in 2017. And this week, Fed officials voted 7-2 after a two-day meeting to increase the rate by a quarter percentage point to a target range between 1.25 percent and 1.5 percent.

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The Mortgage Professor: Internet-based medical scams

Medical scams executed on the internet aim to convince respondents that a medical condition is best treated by a non-prescription remedy that only the scamster can provide. In other words, you should ignore your physician, ignore whatever you may have read about your problem in mainstream sources, and buy a cure from a non-credentialed source about whom you know nothing.

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