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Journalism pay drives Pulitzer winner to PR job

The Pulitzer Prize is journalism's top award, a celebration of all that is good about the profession. This year it also highlights how hard it is to make a living in local news.

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Liberal senators oppose Comcast merger

Six of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate are petitioning government regulators to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

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South Dakota's new slogan: We're better than Mars

No one wants to live in South Dakota. It's so bad that the state's new ad campaign touts the advantages it has over Mars.

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UK trader arrested in stock market 'Flash Crash'

Federal law enforcement officials have charged a United Kingdom man with manipulating the stock market and triggering the 2010 "Flash Crash."

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Why 52% of Americans think the Obama economy is good

For the first time since President Obama took office, a significant majority of Americans give the economy two thumbs up.

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You're $475,000 short on your retirement savings

How much do you think you'll need to quit your day job?

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Man who claims to own 50% of Facebook can't revive lawsuit

Paul Ceglia, a fugitive who claims he owns 50% of Facebook, cannot appeal a court ruling against him.

Oceano Community Services District Board Approves Water Rate Increase

Its a drought dilemma for water districts and purveyors on the Central Coast.

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Halliburton slashed 9,000 jobs

Lower crude prices are great for consumers, but disastrous for oil industry workers.

Halliburton employees are the latest to feel the pain. The company said Monday that it has cut 9,000 jobs over the past two quarters as crashing energy prices have fo...

Demi Moore

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Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

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World War II novel wins Pulitzer Prize

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," a novel centered on the World War II bombing of St.-Malo, France, and two characters on opposite sides of the war, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday.

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This $50 Starbucks gift card costs $200

Nothing says "I love you mom!" like paying $200 for a gift card that's only worth $50.

Personal Finance

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You're $475,000 short on your retirement savings

How much do you think you'll need to quit your day job?

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When one partner makes more than the other

It's a common scenario: One person in a couple brings home a higher salary than the…

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Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

So your tax refund arrived (or is on its way). How will you spend it?

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Fed rate hike: Speed and size matter

Experts and the media have obsessed for months about when the Fed will make its…

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What to do if you can't pay what you owe IRS

Finding out that you owe the IRS serious money is enough to ruin your year.

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More Americans drink coffee daily than invest in stocks

More American adults drink coffee daily than have money invested in the stock market.

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

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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

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

Employment News

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No more credit checks for NYC job seekers

Job seekers in New York City can now rest assured that their credit history won't…

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Google exec bring clarity to job hunting

Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from…

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Oil fallout: U.S. companies kill over 51,000 jobs

Energy workers are drowning in a sea of cheap oil.

National Recalls

Blue Bell ice cream recall

CDC: Blue Bell listeria outbreak dates to 2010

The listeria outbreak that prompted Blue Bell Creameries to recall their entire…

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Report: Blue Bell recalling all of its products

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products after samples of ice cream…

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Mother: GM shouldn't get a tax break for death

"Our kids dying should not be a tax deduction."

That's the message from Laura…

Stock Market

Stocks tank Jan 5

UK trader arrested in stock market 'Flash Crash'

Federal law enforcement officials have charged a United Kingdom man with…

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Stocks: Time for a big check-up this week

Corporate America is getting its pulse taken this week.

A flood of big-name brands…

Alaska rig runs aground

This stock is the big winner as oil rebounds

Forget ExxonMobil and Chevron. The big winner from the recent snap back in oil…

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Michigan mechanic refuses gay customers

If you are openly gay, Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville,…

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Free Tax help available called VITA

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TEAM CAPTAINS HELD A KICK OFF DRAFT PARTY TONIGHT AT THE SANTA BARBARA BREWING…

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