• New car accident database lacking. Long-awaited information on serious vehicle accidents was released to the public Wednesday by the federal government, but crucial data on tires and child-safety seats was withheld. In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for
  • Will drivers trade privacy for discounts?. Of all the things that seem unfair about auto insurance, this is perhaps the worst: Infrequent drivers who log less than 5,000 miles a year, are charged roughly the same as long-distance commuters who cover 30,000 miles
  • Be skeptical with low-mileage used cars. High-tech digital odometers are making it easier for crooks to cheat unsuspecting used car buyers. The scam is even easier to pull than in the days of mechanical cables and reels, experts say."People don't
  • Gustav victims face insurance worries. As victims of Hurricane Gustav's fury turn to their insurance companies for help in recovering from the wind and water inflicted damage to their property, some are coming away with smiles while others may have
  • Hybrid savings: winners and losers. In its October issue, Consumer Reports magazine looks at the overall financial benefit of 12 different hybrid vehicles. The analysis takes into account initial outlays compared with similar non-hybrid vehicles, as well as fuel, insurance, maintenance
  • El 'sueño americano' roto. La ecuación de "trabajo más esfuerzo igual a éxito" a la que se reduce el sueño americano, no da el resultado esperado a millones de latinos que desempeñan trabajos que no


  • California pay-as-you-drive policies. California drivers could be offered a new -- and often cheaper -- kind of car insurance next year under a voluntary pay-as-you-drive plan proposed Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. His plan would base annual
  • Answers, not IOUs, for Social Security. Whatever happened to Social Security? As the Democrats prepare to convene this week in Denver, and the Republicans gear up for their get-together in St. Paul, Minn., starting Sept. 1, precious little has been said about
  • Revelan los SUV más seguros. Cuatro SUV pequeños recibieron ayer altas calificaciones de la industria de seguros, un reconocimiento de las mejoras en la seguridad de este tipo de vehículo en los últimos años. El Instituto de
  • Más datos de cuidado infantil. La página electrónica del Medicare acaba de publicar detalles sobre la tasa de mortalidad por neumonía y medidas sobre el cuidado de la salud de los niños, los que amplía
  • Promotores de la salud. María Méndez ha sido Promotora de Salud por 6 años, pero apenas en el 2005 empezó a serlo con un salario, y aún en la actualidad parte de su trabajo sigue siendo voluntario.
  • Asegura tu mejor. ¿Qué hacer si tienes que cancelar un viaje? ¿Cómo evitar pagar dinero en penalidades y depósitos? ¿Vale la pena gastar un poco más para estar protegido? Para muchos, la respuesta es ¡sí!
  • El robo de identidad para trabajar. El robo de identidad es uno de los crímenes de mayor crecimiento en Estados Unidos durante los últimos años y los hispanos no sólo no son ajenos al problema, sino que lo
  • Prescription records used to assess customers. Health and life insurance companies have access to a powerful new tool for evaluating whether to cover individual consumers: a health "credit report" drawn from databases containing prescription drug records on more than 200 million Americans.


  • ¿A quién ayudará la ley de rescate?. El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó el proyecto de ley que busca apuntalar al sector hipotecario y que autorizaría préstamos por miles de millones de dólares a las empresas hipotecarias Fannie Mae
  • Extending health insurance for young people. hildren are generally dropped from their parents' health insurance when they turn 18 or 19 or graduate from college. But 16 states now require insurers to cover dependent children on their parents' policies until the children are in
  • Social Security unveils new earnings calculator. People planning for retirement got a new tool this week: a fast and easy online estimator for their Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration unveiled its new retirement estimator on its website Monday. The
  • Trying to save by paying docs more. Cutting health costs by paying doctors more? That is the premise of experiments under way by federal and state government agencies and many insurers around the country. The idea is that by paying family physicians,
  • Banks responsible for the loss of trust. By his own admission, Simi Valley resident Vince Asturi knew he had nothing to worry about when federal authorities took over IndyMac Bank. Asturi, 78, and his wife had less than $100,000 in assets at the Pasadena-based

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