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Fed stays 'patient,' but rate hikes are coming

The Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" and not rush to boost interest rates. But the writing is on the wall. Rate hikes are coming sooner rather than later.

The central bank sounds very upbeat about the U.S. economy. It cited evidence that ...

Oil fracking in California

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The Obama oil boom

The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.

Obamacare Complaints - Generic

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Millions to owe Affordable Care Act tax penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

Blizzard Boston plow

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How much did the Northeast snowstorm cost?

The economic hit taken by the Northeast this week is kind of like the storm itself: not as bad as it could have been.

Estimates from experts vary between $500 million and a little over $1 billion.

Analyst Evan Gold of Planalytics echoed the sentiment...

IRS

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IRS to tax cheats: Stop hiding your money offshore

The IRS has been cracking down on tax cheats trying to hide money in offshore accounts. But it's still one of the top tax scams out there.

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Dems: Koch's $889 million pledge helps Dems

The Koch brothers -- longtime Republican funders and Democratic boogeymen -- reportedly told donors at their annual retreat on Monday that they plan to spend $889 million during the 2016 election cycle.

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Kelley Blue Book lists best resale values

Depreciation: It's the biggest cost of owning an automobile. Some vehicles just hold their value better than others when you sell or trade them in. Those that don't just plain cost you more.

So, each year, analysts at Kelley Blue Book tally up the car...

Stocks tank Jan 5

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Dow falls 291 points, but it could have been worse

Forget the snow. Investors are getting a blizzard of earnings this week, and so far it's a gray mess -- the Dow shed 291 points Tuesday.

Oil, natural gas well

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Winners and losers in oil's plunge

The American oil industry is booming, but the steep drop in the price of crude is still a net win for the U.S. economy.

Oxford Economics looked at the impact of cheap oil on the world's 45 largest economies, and found that the U.S. economy would grow ...

Bud and June Runion

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Man charged with murder in Craigslist case

A south Georgia man was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of a couple who went missing last week after contacting a car seller on Craigslist, police said.

Ronnie "Jay" Adrian Towns, 28, also was charged with armed robbery, the Telfair County Sh...

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From Apple

Apple just posted the best quarter in corporate history

Apple posted the biggest profit in corporate history last quarter after selling a record number of iPhones.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months. That helped Apple's profit soar more than 37% to $18 billion. That's larger than Gazp...

Natural Gas Stove Blue Flame

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Natural gas prices bounce as blizzard blows

Prices for natural gas are bouncing this morning in New York as a blizzard blasts through the northeastern United States.

Personal Finance

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Many spouses are cheating - financially

If you're keeping financial secrets from your spouse, you're not alone.

One in five…

FAFSA

Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA

President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

Students are required to complete a…

Gates Buffet

Richest 1% will soon own more than rest of us

Turns out, the rich really are getting richer. And they'll soon own more than the…

Woman's silhouette

Wealthy women are younger, less likely to have kids

If you're a woman bringing home big bucks, odds are you're younger, better educated…

man on food stamps

1M expected to lose food stamps as economy improves

A side effect of the improving economy: About 1 million needy people will lose food…

Taxes, 1040EZ

'Smaller government' means miserable tax season

The upcoming tax season is likely to be the worst in years -- for the IRS and…

Money Interactives

How much do winter sports cost?

Skiing ski resort slopes

Snow and sub-freezing temperatures are no reason to hibernate. Adopt a new winter…

The history of gas prices

Gas pump

As gas prices continue to drop, take a look back at what we have paid for a gallon…

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…

Employment News

Facebook on laptop

Facebook has more than 1,100 jobs to fill

Facebook has 1,159 job openings listed on its corporate site, as the social network…

Jobs listings classifieds

2014 was America's best year of job growth since 1999

Last year was America's best year of job growth since 1999.

More than 2.95 million…

Tip jar

Pittsburgh restaurant pays employees salary, benefits

Diners at a Pittsburgh restaurant will no longer be expected to leave a tip at the…

National Recalls

Petco store

Petco pulls pet treats made in China

Petco says it has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because…

Frozen chicken

Chicken products recalled over allergy concerns

Campos Foods of Caryville, Tennessee, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of…

Keurig coffeemaker recall

Keurig recalls nearly 7 million coffee makers

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling nearly 7 million coffee makers that could…

Stock Market

Stocks tank Jan 5

Dow falls 291 points, but it could have been worse

Forget the snow. Investors are getting a blizzard of earnings this week, and so far…

Stocks tank Jan 5

Look out: Big week ahead for stock market

Buckle up for a big week in the stock market. Investors get to check Corporate…

Stock market traders

2015: The global economy's 'sink or swim' moment

Let's be blunt: The central banks have done all they can, and now it's 'sink or…

Latest Videos

Deflategate NFL scandal proves lucrative for T-shirt maker

Indianapolis T-shirt maker profits from Deflategate

An Indianapolis T-shirt maker's sales are inflating rapidly ahead of the Super Bowl…

Texas man cashes in pennies

Texas man saves 500 pounds of pennies

A Texas man saved up his pennies for 65 years -- amassing 500 pounds worth of…

Doors open to visit Cuba

Doors open to visit Cuba

President Obama is easing travel restrictions to Cuba.

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