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    1. Medicare fraud, identity theft: Genetic testing scams target seniors

      Medicare fraud, identity theft: Genetic testing scams target seniors

      Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud. A genetic-testing scam is targeting seniors and ripping off Medicare Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud.

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    2. Dreaming of an early retirement? Here’s what it takes

      Dreaming of an early retirement? Here’s what it takes

      Once considered a pipe dream for most, early retirement now seems to be a trend. The movement has a growing number of blogs devoted to it and a name that, while catchy, illustrates what happens when you come up with the acronym first: FIRE, or “financially independent retire early.” Recent research from the online broker TD Ameritrade found that, on average, millennials expect to retire when they are 56.

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    3. Millennials taking risk when tapping 401(k) to fund a home purchase

      Millennials taking risk when tapping 401(k) to fund a home purchase

      Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes. 
      Members of this younger generation are exhibiting risky behavior when coming up with a down payment to buy a home, with about 1 in 3 (29 percent) saying they raided their 401(k) or IRA or borrowed against their retirement accounts, a move personal finance pros say could hurt their financial well-being, according to a new survey from Bank of the West.

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    4. 2 armed citizens kill shooter at restaurant in Lake Hefner, Oklahoma

      2 armed citizens kill shooter at restaurant in Lake Hefner, Oklahoma

      A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant, leading to two bystanders shooting him dead in the parking lot. 

      Oklahoma City Police said gunman Alexander Tilghman, who walked into Louie's Grill & Bar on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City around 6:30 p.m. local time Thursday, shot three people: mom Natalie Giles, 39; her 12-year-old daughter, and another child. Another person fell and broke his arm during the incident, police said. 

      'A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,' Oklahoma police tweeted Thursday night. 

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    5. 5 myths about your 2017 tax refund and 2018 tax reform

      5 myths about your 2017 tax refund and 2018 tax reform

      The timing of tax refunds plus the confusion about tax reform are generating a long list of myths this filing season.The false notions raise questions such as: Will all refunds be delayed? Isn't there a secret way to uncover your refund date? Why do I even need to worry about digging up receipts to claim charitable deductions on my 2017 return? Aren't all deductions eliminated with tax reform?

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    6. Xerox: Fujifilm to take over partner

      Xerox: Fujifilm to take over partner

      Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and Xerox Corp. announced Wednesday that they expect to merge Xerox with their longtime Fuji Xerox joint venture, with Fujifilm becoming sole owner of the iconic document services company.

      The new company will be led by current Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson and is expected to generate at least $1.7 billion in cost savings by 2020, according to a news release announcing the merger.

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    7. If you’re caring for Mom or Dad, your own retirement is in danger

      If you’re caring for Mom or Dad, your own retirement is in danger

      Looking after an elderly parent could cost you more than you expect: Your retirement security.

      Those were the findings from a study of caregivers by the Transamerica Institute, a foundation that specializes in retirement and healthcare issues. Last March and April, the institute polled 3,074 individuals who provided nonprofessional or unpaid care for friends or family.

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    8. 5 scams that are fooling even the smartest victims

      5 scams that are fooling even the smartest victims

      Many people laugh at scams. We see an email from a mysterious stranger. The note is full of odd phrases and terrible misspellings. We instantly share it on social media. “The Prince of Nigeria wants to send me bars and bars of gold!” we write, along with laughing emoji. “Should I take it?” But not all scams are so easy to spot. Spammers get more sinister every day, and they use real-sounding email addresses, personal data, well-phrased letters, and actual corporate logos to lure their victims. The savviest con artists work remotely, coaxing money out of people they’ve never met in person.

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    9. Committee takes up NRA-backed concealed carry bill

      Committee takes up NRA-backed concealed carry bill

      A key House panel is expected to pass legislation Wednesday to expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders — the National Rifle Association’s top legislative priority — as part of the first congressional action on gun legislation since this fall’s mass shootings.

      The House Judiciary Committee will consider the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” alongside separate, less controversial legislation to boost authorities' compliance with the federal background check system.

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    10. Want to be an expat? 3 signs you should retire abroad

      Want to be an expat? 3 signs you should retire abroad

      Retiring abroad is becoming a more popular option for seniors. The Social Security Administration estimates nearly half a million Americans have retired abroad, and according to a report from the Associated Press, the number of retirees moving out of the U.S. has increased 17% from 2010 to 2015.

      There are plenty of reasons why moving abroad may sound appealing. Maybe you're looking for a change of scenery. Perhaps you've been eager to travel the world and you're finally getting the chance to do it. But one of the biggest reasons retirees move is money.

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    11. 20 retirement stats that will blow you away

      20 retirement stats that will blow you away

      These are the best (and most affordable) places to retire right now. These facts and figures will likely impress you -- or depress you. See how far your retirement savings might take you and how you can beef up your nest egg. According to the 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey, about 26% of respondents said they had less than $1,000 saved for retirement (not including pension or home values). A whopping 64% had saved less than $50,000.

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    12. 13 ways to give to charity without breaking your budget

      13 ways to give to charity without breaking your budget

      13 ways to give to charity without breaking your budget Brian Acton | Credit.com Giving to charity doesn’t require a lot of disposable income. If you want to make the world a better place, you can still contribute without cutting a big check. Here are 13 ways to give to charity on a budget. 1. Donate your time Many charitable organizations survive through the efforts of volunteers. Volunteering is a worthy way to contribute to your community and can be just as valuable as cash donations.

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    13. Sugar and cancer: Belgium scientists clarify the Warburg effect

      Sugar and cancer: Belgium scientists clarify the Warburg effect

      Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops.

      While it's a monumental finding for the research team, it's not a medical breakthrough. It also doesn't prove that eating a low-sugar diet could change a cancer diagnosis.

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