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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

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The best time to book your holiday flight is...

If you're planning on flying over the holidays, now's the time book your tickets.

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Is the U.S. holding too much oil in reserve?

Does America have too much oil in its reserves?

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon fired off a letter this week asking the Department of Energy to study the "size and make-up" of the U.S.' Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

It comes fresh on the heels of a report o...

Mark Zuckerberg

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Can Facebook live up to the hype?

Speaking solely in Mandarin in front of a Chinese audience was probably really hard for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

But satisfying Wall Street's extremely high expectations for his company when Facebook reports its third quarter results on Tuesday ...

New York Stock Exchange trading

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The Ebola stocks: Effect of an outbreak

Ebola anxiety is running high.

Some people have considered canceling visits to big theme parks and worry if airports and public areas are safe zones.

It's no wonder that investors are assessing Ebola's impact on the economy. Stocks of companies that m...

Goleta Target Update

Will Santa Barbara Ever Get a Target Store?

Santa Barbara area Target customers must continue to trek to Ventura or Santa Maria, after the retailer backed out of plans for a new store in Goleta.

Honda

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Honda CEO takes $47,000 pay cut over recalls

Honda's CEO is taking a 20% pay cut for three months amid the company's a growing recall problem.

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Airbag recall could expand

More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday.

Toys R Us

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'Breaking's' Aaron Paul upset about Toys R Us

Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep the figures has gained signers.

"Dear @ToysRUs, We have close to 30,000 signed on the petition, that is 3 times the amount ...

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FCC calls timeout on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Those waiting for a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger -- and possibly improved cable service in cities like New York City and Los Angeles -- are going to have to hold out a bit longer.

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Air bag Recall Impacts Many Automakers

Air bags made by Takada are being recalled in 7.8 million cars made by nearly a dozen automakers including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and Chrysler.

Personal Finance

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You can put up to $18,000 in your 401(k) next year

Super savers and rich people will be able to put even more money in their 401(k)s…

Weath to household income ratio

Wealth is outpacing income -- and that's a scary sign

More household wealth in America sounds like good news, but it could also mean…

401k investment portfolio, financial statement

Baby Boomers are overexposed to stocks in this rocky market

Even though they've seen their fair share of stock market crashes, many Baby…

senior citizens

Seniors lose average of $30K to financial scammers

Senior victims of financial abuse report losing big money to scammers, caregivers…

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Why women are losing the retirement savings game

When it comes to putting money away for retirement, women outmatch men: They are…

Female executive, boss, manager

The myth of the 78 cent wage gap

Women make 78 cents for every dollar made by men. But the wage gap isn't that…

Money Interactives

Gas savings tips: Fact or fiction

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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

Sick, ill

I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But…

Chris Christie

Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's…

Satya Nadella

$84 million Microsoft CEO: We pay women equally

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some really bad timing. The very day that Nadella…

National Recalls

GM dealership

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch…

Honda

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners…

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this…

Stock Market

Mark Zuckerberg

Can Facebook live up to the hype?

Speaking solely in Mandarin in front of a Chinese audience was probably really hard…

Warren Buffett

Buffett lost $2 billion, but there's good news

The bad news for Warren Buffett: Two of his firm's largest investments have lost…

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Microsoft retires Nokia branding for phones

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How to avoid ticket scams

From the World Series to college football, don't fall for scams when seeking…

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India's e-retail boom

India is the leading the way for e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific region. Sales have…

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