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Auto insurance rates rise, but insurers could still qet squeezed by higher costs ahead

An employee at a used auto dealership treads water as he checks on vehicles they are moving out of the rising waters from two days of heavy rain in Lexington, Miss., Thursday, June 10, 2021.Rogelio V. Solis | APDespite recent increases in auto insurance rates, the market is still

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Tax refunds and stimulus checks delayed by identity fraud crossfire

Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesJeff Lavigne plans to use a tax refund this year for long-delayed medical help.Yet his refund, almost $2,700, has been in limbo since mid-March, when Lavigne filed his tax return, records show.The IRS flagged the return for potential identity theft — as it did for

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Oil hits multi-year highs in third weekly gain on demand recovery

NEW YORK: Oil prices reached fresh multi-year highs on Friday, closing out a third straight week of gains on an improved outlook for worldwide demand as rising COVID-19 vaccination rates help lift pandemic curbs. Brent crude futures settled at $72.69 a barrel, rising 17 cents after reaching their highest since

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