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In this July 8, 2018, file photo a rainbow illuminates the sky as 2018 MKZ sedans MKX as they sit outside a Lincoln dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Wednesday, Aug 15, the Commerce Department released U.S. retail sales data for July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

U.S. retail sales rose at robust 0.5 percent annual rate in July

- Associated Press



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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo students walk near the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A 529 is a tax-advantaged investment plan that was originally designed to pay for higher education expenses. But recent changes the tax law have increased their flexibility. They now may be used to pay for private-school tuition from kindergarten through high school or transferred to accounts to pay for expenses of disabled youth. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The 411 on 529s

- Associated Press




Editorials from around Pennsylvania

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In this July 25, 2018, photo a truck driver chains down a roll of steel to his flatbed at the NUCOR Steel Gallatin plant in Ghent, Ky. The rolls, weighing as much as 20 tons, are transported one at a time. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for July. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

US factory output rose solid 0.3 percent in July

- Associated Press



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