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Direct Relief Raises Airlift Funds

Direct Relief will be trucking pallets full of medical supplies to a chartered cargo plane on the tarmac in Texas Friday.

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Over 750 pay it forward in Starbucks chain

A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act of coffee kindness.

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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the...

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Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

If you kept your money in the stock market this summer, you're likely feeling pretty smart now.

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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Sears more 'irrelevant by the day'

The bloodbath at Sears shows no sign of letting up. Shares of the struggling retailer plunged over 8 percent Thursday after its second quarter loss fell short of already-low Wall Street expectations.

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Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.

Family Dollar said in a statement that its board rejected the Dollar General bid "on the b...

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Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

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How we'll pay for things in the future

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix, leading to a rise in cashless transactions.

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Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just earned a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3....

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10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

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…

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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

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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

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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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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…

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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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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc.…

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Heinz recalls lead-laced baby food in China

H.J. Heinz is recalling a batch of lead-laced baby food in China.

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Slaughterhouse staff charged over bad meat

Former workers at a California slaughterhouse involved in one of the largest meat…

Stock Market

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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

U.S. stock markets are sitting near record levels and investors might just push…

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Stocks: 3 things to know before the open

The global stock market rally seems to be gaining steam Tuesday.

Here are the three…

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Stock market surges, sending Dow up 1%

Forget Christmas in July. For the stock market, it's looking like the holidays came…

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Sprint beefs up its data plans

Is a price war about to break out in the wireless industry? Sprint may have taken…

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Meet Lego's first professional girls

Lego unveils its first set of all female characters in response to complaints from a…

Ferguson businesses take hit

Ferguson businesses taking big hit

As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, businesses say unrest is taking an…

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