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What’s the score?: People getting credit scores may not understand them

WASHINGTON - Phoenix resident Elizabeth Medora didn't know her credit score until a credit card company gave her a credit tracker a few years ago, and even then she didn't think much about it.


Local protests just part of pressure aimed at Flake on health care vote

WASHINGTON - When protesters descended on Sen. Jeff Flake's office this week to demand that he vote against the Senate's health reform bill, it was just the latest in a campaign by local and national groups to pressure the Arizona Republican.


A red-white-and-blue picnic takes less green, but some still left out

WASHINGTON - The cost of an average Fourth of July cookout is down from last year, according to an annual survey - but still not low enough for food stamp recipients in Arizona to celebrate the holiday with all the fixings.


How much do you know about your credit score?

According to the Consumer Federation of America, while more and more people are requesting their credit report, less are fully understanding it.


CBO: Senate bill cuts deficit deeply, also cuts 22 million from health care

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that Senate Republicans' plan to replace Obamacare would reduce the federal budget deficit faster than a House-passed health care bill, but would cost 22 million people their health coverage.


Protesters urge ‘no’ vote on GOP health care bill, as details emerge

Angry protesters rallied outside Sen. Jeff Flake's Phoenix office Friday, demanding that he vote against a Republican health care bill that new analyses claim could hit Arizona particularly hard.


Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile

WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare was quickly attacked by Democrats and kept at arm's length by Arizona's Republican senators, who seemed less than eager to comment on a bill few had seen before its release Thursday.


Court gives firefighters a second chance in age-discrimination case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday said two former firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination in their firing, a suit that had earlier been thrown out by a lower court.


For victims of 2011 Tucson shooting, Wednesday attack a painful reminder

WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since a shooting spree at a Tucson congressional event killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but Wednesday's shooting in Virginia brought the memories flooding back.


Despite higher hourly rate, housing still out of minimum-wage reach

WASHINGTON - Minimum-wage workers in Arizona would have to work 70 hours a week, almost two full-time jobs, in order to afford a modest two-bedroom rental home in 2017, a new report says.


House OKs financial reform bill, consumer advocates worry about impact

WASHINGTON - When Vietnam veteran Randall Stankewicz was getting the runaround from his mortgage lender, the Phoenix resident took his complaint the Servicemember Affairs Office in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - which settled the issue in 10 days.


Ducey aide in Washington presses call for opioid prescription reform

WASHINGTON - Just days after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a health emergency in response to the state's opioid crisis, a top aide was in Washington to press the need to tighten regulation of opioid prescriptions.