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China drives global diamond jewelry sales to $79 billion

A diamond is forever ... especially in China.

Global diamond jewelry sales hit a record $79 billion last year, led by strong interest from the Chinese for the rare gem, according to a report from De Beers.

Polished diamond sales in China rocketed by ...

Scotland independence crowd

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Scotland should avoid Quebec's fate

Scotland's clear rejection of independence has eased fears that it could suffer the kind of decline seen in Quebec after it failed to break away from Canada.

Quebec held two votes on independence -- in 1980 and then again in 1995 -- and in their wake...

Alibaba IPO

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's because high-profile startups are shunning IPOs, turning to private investors for cash.

Take just two high-profile startups: U...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

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Larry Ellison: The billionaire with the shiniest toys

Larry Ellison, the top-paid CEO and fifth-richest person in the world, now has a bit more time to live his extraordinarily glamorous life.

It's not exactly a retirement for the 70-year old Oracle founder. He stepped down as Oracle's CEO but became the...

Dipjar

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Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards and rarely have small change on hand.

The electronic DipJar, a device that accepts credit and debit cards for $1 tips, is here...

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Debt-abolishing program is great if you can get it

Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying nearly $4 million in student loans from debt collectors and then forgiving it.

Now thousands of people across the country are begging them to forgive their loans, too.

Ch...

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Cuba says 9,000 cafes can be privately owned

Thousands of state-run restaurants in Cuba will move into the private sector and be run by citizen owners, the island nation's government announced Friday.

The Cuban Domestic Trade department put the number eateries being privatized at 9,0000 -- c...

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Lompoc Woman Stepping Out of Poverty

On Monday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the Family Service Agency will host a free open house at the Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center.

Alibaba IPO

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Boom: Alibaba surges 38% in huge IPO debut

Alibaba, the biggest IPO to ever hit Wall Street, made a huge splash when it started trading Friday.

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant closed at $93.89, marking a 38% pop from the $68 price of its record-shattering initial public offering.

The bo...

iPhone 6 goes on sale, Tokyo

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Apple's iPhone 6 goes on sale, and the lines are insane

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit stores Friday, with Apple fans around the world camping out in line to become some of the first owners of the new devices.

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Russian brewer buys Pabst Blue Ribbon

A Russian brewer is taking over American icon Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Buyer drops iPhone 6

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First iPhone 6 buyer in Australia drops it on live TV

Homer Simpson would give this a double "Doh!"

Personal Finance

Broken piggy bank, bills, money, debt

Debt-abolishing program is great if you can get it

Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying…

Money

Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor

When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing…

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling…

Money falling from the sky

Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

The world has 155 new billionaires, pushing the worldwide total to 2,325.

US poverty rate

U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the…

Credit Cards, Money, Finance

Millennials are saying no to credit cards

Debt-fearing Millennials are saying no to credit cards.

Money Interactives

Gas savings tips: Fact or fiction

Pumping gas

Summer means road trips, and it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. But…

Taxes 101: tips and resources

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April 15 is approaching. You may know how to fill out a basic tax return (or hand…

The life of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs with Apple logo

Technology pioneer Steve Jobs was one of the most recognizable CEOs in the world and…

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Which is best for you?

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a favorite among bargain hunters on the prowl for…

Employment News

Walmart

Wal-Mart holiday hiring lags Target, Kohl's

Wal-Mart is ramping up its holiday hiring, but not by as much as its…

FedEx

FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

More good news for people looking for work this holiday season. FedEx and Kohl's…

United Airlines

United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their…

National Recalls

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Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular…

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GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for…

Chicken feet

China seizes tons of tainted chicken feet

In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized…

Stock Market

Alibaba IPO

Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are…

Alibaba IPO

Boom: Alibaba surges 38% in huge IPO debut

Alibaba, the biggest IPO to ever hit Wall Street, made a huge splash when it started…

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Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay

Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the…

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Recent hacks are drawing attention to the security of your data in the cloud.…

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