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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival Under Armour. Durant's seven-year contract with Nike is expiring and Under Armour offer him a 10-year deal worth $265 milli...

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Sports betting vs. stock market

Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And of course, they both hate to lose. But don't let those similarities fool you.

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4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

September has historically been the worst month for the market.

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Rebuilding Gaza expected to cost $4B to $6B

The cost of rebuilding in Gaza after seven weeks of shelling and bombardment is expected to total between $4 billion and $6 billion.

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Why Buffett's son bought Rosa Parks' papers

Howard Buffett, the youngest son of the billionaire investor, said he was thinking of his mother when he paid $4.5 million for a trove of historic belongings left by civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.

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A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion

For Vice, it's finally paying off to cover the edgy news no one else will touch -- big time.

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Over-The-Phone Tax Scam Prompts Alert By The Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert: Scam artists are targeting taxpayers by phone, coast-to-coast, pretending to be agents with IRS.

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Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons.

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Andreas Praefcke

Denny's aimed at 1% opens in NY

Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.

Personal Finance

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Income is on the rise ... finally!

The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

Retirement planning

Workers spend more time planning vacation than retirement

Without a doubt, figuring out how to invest the money in your nest egg can be…

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Would you trade pay for a higher 401(k) match?

As millions of Americans struggle to save enough for retirement, many workers say…

Retirement

31% of Americans have no retirement savings

It's no secret that many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, but a big…

Retirement

5 big retirement mistakes

Dutifully socking away a chunk of your salary each month may seem like a surefire…

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Shoppers beware: Retail credit card APRs average 23%

Before you take the bait from the cashier and sign up for a new store credit card,…

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

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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…

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Capital - Debt Ceiling

The U.S. debt ceiling has a complicated an interesting history. Since 1917, the U.S.…

Employment News

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World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed

The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy…

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'Is it safe to hire?' Business owners don't trust recovery

The economic recovery may be continuing, but small business owners aren't ready to…

Teen worker, teenage job

More teens are hearing 'You're hired!'

Taylor Goodjoin didn't get a new job this summer, but she was glad to still have one.

National Recalls

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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…

iPhone 5

Apple recalls some iPhone 5 devices for battery woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free…

Stock Market

Wall Street sign

4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

September has historically been the worst month for the market.

Prison hallway

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will…

Stock market traders

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

U.S. markets are looking to close out the month of August with yet another day of…

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Fall travel

Good news for travelers this fall

Labor Day caps the summer travel season. Take a look at what's ahead for the fall.

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Gas prices falling ahead of Labor Day

Hitting the road for Labor Day weekend? You may be pleasantly surprised at the gas…

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Don't let work horn in on your vacation

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, get some tips to enjoy the last weekend of summer…

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