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Prisoners fraudulent tax refunds

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Prisoners got $70M from fake tax refund claims

Prisoners are filing bogus tax refund claims from jail, and some are actually getting away with it.

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Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.

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Experts: Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales

WalMart, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Kmart, Toys R Us. All of these stores open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.

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Black Friday bargain: Airline stocks

Looking to buy something that will keep on giving? Consider airline stocks. They have been doing incredibly well lately, but they aren't even close to achieving maximum altitude.

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OPEC not ready to reverse oil price slide

Thursday's OPEC meeting is set to be one of the most contentious since oil prices plummeted by more than $100 a barrel in 2008.

Local Couple Cuts Back 50 Percent On Water

Santa Barbara Man Cuts Water Use By 50 Percent

Californians are asked to cut back water use by 20 percent but one local man was able to more than double that all with a few changes in his yard and around his house.

Solvang Council Seeks New Location for Water Treatment Plant

The City of Solvang must build a new water treatment plant in order to comply with state water quality regulations.

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Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

Black Friday sales

CNN

Why Black Friday deals aren't really deals

If you're experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there's a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year.

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

Apple iPad Mini 3

Apple

iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

The way tablet sales are slumping, there's almost a better chance you'll get three French hens or two turtle doves than an iPad this Christmas.

Personal Finance

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Shoppers not feeling Black Friday this year

Stores may be opening early for Black Friday, but that doesn't mean shoppers will…

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Report: Ultra wealthy got $2 trillion wealthier

There are even more ultra wealthy people in the world to love.

Money

5 things to know about income inequality

The top 1% is still doing better than everyone else.

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6 spending habits of the very rich

It doesn't matter how rich you are, poor spending habits can quickly drain even the…

Money, $100 bills

Millennials aren't saving a dime

Cash-strapped millennials are slipping into the red.

People younger than 35 are not…

Taxes, tax forms

The 'temporary' recession tax you're still paying

The Great Recession might be over, but residents and businesses in many states…

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…

Employment News

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3 reasons you'll likely get a raise in 2015

American workers should be feeling their best since the start of the Great Recession…

Job fair

Good news: More people are quitting their jobs

Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace since early 2008. And that's…

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Billionaire's advice: Become a plumber

Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has some advice for…

National Recalls

GM, General Motors

General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in…

Ortega taco seasoning

Ortega products pulled over nut allergy concerns

B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega taco products over nut allergy…

Honda logo

Honda recalls 170,000 more vehicles over exploding airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because the airbags might explode…

Stock Market

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Stocks rise, investors are thankful -- for central bankers

Thanksgiving arrived a week early on Wall Street. Stocks climbed higher on Friday…

The Fed

Fed worried about stock market

The Federal Reserve is not supposed to care what the stock market. It only has two…

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Southwest Airlines: Top stock of 2014

Even for the high-flying airline sector, Southwest is in class of its own.

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Local Couple Cuts Back 50 Percent On Water

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Tech startup aims to stop doorstep package thefts

A San Francisco tech startup offers package delivery service to help stop doorstep…

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100-year-old woman marks 50 years on the job

A 100-year-old woman in Colorado has been on the job for more than 50 years. And…

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