More Americans turn to tax-refund advances

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (APNEWS.MYWAY) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, more…

Putin calls for currency union with ex-Soviet allies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a single currency with the Kremlin's closest ex-Soviet allies despite fraying ties in the region which is struggling more…

Breast milk becomes a commodity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) When Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago, she started what she calls a part-time job to help pay the bills. Ms. more…