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Washington Post: House Passes Children’s Health Bill

Indeed, the compromise worked out between the House and the Senate has garnered the support of the health insurance industry, AARP, the American Medical Association, governors from both parties and a platoon of children’s health advocates.

The Hill: A bipartisan approach to America’s greatest fiscal challenge

As senators from different political parties, it is true that we do not always agree on fiscal policy. But we do agree on this: Our nation will soon confront one of its greatest fiscal challenges, and it is our responsibility as elected leaders to work together today on a solution that will best serve American citizens and the long-term health of the economy.

New York Times: To Keep Health Plans, Many Firms Shift Costs

Health insurance premiums have been rising faster than the rate of inflation for years. Lack of health coverage has become a major issue in the presidential race. Yet somehow, 59 percent of small businesses provide some kind of insurance, according to a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Marketwatch: Five ways to streamline your finances

Whether you’re a financial newbie or just a late bloomer, it pays to follow MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston’s five laws of basic money management.