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Refinancing your mortgage? Opportunity knocks

Homeowners seeking to save some money on mortgage payments can celebrate: The average rate for 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, one of the most popular refinance products, has dipped to its lowest level since June 2013.

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Microsoft: New Band gizmo can make you a 'better human'

Microsoft has launched a new smartwatch, and it makes some majorly lofty promises.

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Stocks give investors a big October treat

If you exited the stock market earlier this month, you sure have something to "boo" about this Halloween.

October turned out to be a nice treat for investors. Those who stayed in are having an extra Happy Halloween.

The S&P 500 is on track to end the m...

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US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The American economy had a smooth summer.

Gross domestic product increased 3.5% between July and September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum.

"This is ...

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Study: 30% of shrimp products misrepresented

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.

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Costco isn't the only store closed on Thanksgiving day

Once upon a time, you could eat Thanksgiving dinner without worrying whether you might miss a doorbuster deal.

But in the last couple of years, stores have been falling over each other to offer Black Friday sales on Thursday itself, opening their doo...

Tim Cook at Apple event

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

"Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek...

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North Dakota leads decline in homelessness

The nation's homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report.

North Dakota led the trend among states with a 40% drop. Homelessness had spiked in North Dakota as the state gr...

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The world is running out of plasma TVs

The last company to make plasma TV screens for U.S. consumers said this week that it would stop production of plasma sets in November. The widely expected announcement by LG has put the final nail in plasma TV's coffin.

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Men are buying up these $1,200 sneakers

They can be colorful, shiny, blinged out and even fuzzy. And they're showing up on men's feet around the world.

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Clif Bar pays workers to exercise 2.5 hours a week

Would you work out more if your company paid you to do it? One firm in California does just that.

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Dirty tricks of the student loan industry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

These companies help collect on the $1.2 trillion in student debt, but the report didn't name names of...

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…

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

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

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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…

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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

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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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Chipotle workers say they work extra hours for no pay

Chipotle workers are suing the burrito chain for making them work extra hours…

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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…

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

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

National Recalls

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Baby wipes recalled due to bacteria presence

Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes…

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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…

Stock Market

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Stocks give investors a big October treat

If you exited the stock market earlier this month, you sure have something to "boo"…

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Toyota cuts stake in Tesla

Toyota has sold some of its stake in Tesla, joining Daimler in unloading shares of…

Federal Reserve

Fed set to finally get out of the market

Even in this bull market, all good things must come to an end. The Federal Reserve…

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The business of zombies (it's booming!)

The undead are giving life to the U.S. economy. Learn more about how the horror…

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William 'Refrigerator' Perry may lose his home

William "Refrigerator" Perry used to be a household name, but these days he's…

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Tips On To Save Energy In Your Home

Are you are spending less time at home but paying more on your energy bill? It’s…

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