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Pamela Knighton

Courtesy Pamela Knighton

'A scammer stole my tax refund'

Pamela Knighton, a 51-year-old social worker from Cuthbert, Ga. who earns less than $25,000 a year, had been really looking forward to her $4,300 tax refund last year.

But when she filed her taxes last February, her return was rejected. An IRS agent ...

Stock Exchange floor 10_19_12

Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Stocks gain after Janet Yellen speech

Investors were doing a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and Janet Yellen brought good news.

The Dow is up over 100 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also solidly higher.

Despite a lot of choppiness in the markets lately, all ...

KFC Double Down

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a spring chicken, it won't be around for long.

Detroit

John McGraw/CNN iReport

Detroit reaches deal limiting pension cuts

Detroit's emergency manager and pension funds for 23,000 workers and retirees hammered out tentative deals on Tuesday, marking a major step forward in the city's efforts to exit bankruptcy.

If approved, the deals would significantly limit proposed cu...

Biden, Obama

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Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

For Rent sign

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Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

GM, General Motors

GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of lawsuits stemming from the company's botched ignition switch recall.

Money in wallet

Penny Mathews/SXC

5 people you might not tip (but should)

Here are a few people who may not first come to mind when considering gratuity.

Milwaukee Fast food strike

CNN

Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

Public Market Shoppers Have 15 Choices Under One Roof

The weekend soft opening was a preview, and Monday the crowds came in to the new Santa Barbara Public Market on the corner of Victoria and Chapala Streets.

groceries

iStock/YinYang

Housing, food costs on the rise

If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

New York Stock Exchange trading

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out of the gate, then languished for most of the day before sprinting into the close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all ended the day higher...

Personal Finance

Wes Fusco

'My girlfriend is a tax break'

If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you…

road trip, traveling in car, driving

Get married, save on car insurance

Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on…

Taxes, 1040EZ

4 ways scammers can steal your tax refund

Identity thieves love tax season.

"A thief who has your personal information can…

Holding mioney, cash in hand

Can workers talk about pay?

Salary is often the elephant in the room.

Accounting calculator, taxes, money

Taxpayers vulnerable to unregulated tax preparers

Nearly 80 million taxpayers use paid tax preparers. But 60% of those preparers are…

Taxes, 1040EZ 2

Should people without kids pay higher taxes?

The chat-o-sphere has been abuzz lately about a proposal by Slate columnist Reihan…

Money Interactives

Taxes 101: tips and resources

tax forms with pen, calculator, taxes

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…

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Which is best for you?

Guy with shopping bags

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a favorite among bargain hunters on the prowl for…

How much do winter sports cost?

Skiing ski resort slopes

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

Notable moments in debt ceiling history

Capital - Debt Ceiling

The U.S. debt ceiling has a complicated an interesting history. Since 1917, the U.S.…

Employment News

World's toughest job

World's toughest job ad ends with smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and…

Biden, Obama

Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses,…

Milwaukee Fast food strike

Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new…

National Recalls

GM, General Motors

GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of…

Toyota

Toyota recalls 6.4 million cars worldwide

Toyota announced five recalls on Wednesday, affecting a total of 6.39 million…

Ford logo

Ford recalls 435,000 vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has announced two recalls, affecting about 435,000 vehicles.

Stock Market

Stock Exchange floor 10_19_12

Stocks gain after Janet Yellen speech

Investors were doing a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and…

New York Stock Exchange trading

Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out…

NY stock exchange

Stocks bounce back...somewhat

The stock market today felt a bit like a game of musical chairs with no one quite…

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Pumping gas

Gas prices soar above $4 a gallon in Calif.

Even in California, where drivers are used to high gas prices, the latest jump above…

Taxes, tax forms

Watch out for tax surprises

As you finish up your taxes, watch out for a few items you may not know you need to…

Tax time

Haven't filed your taxes? Consider an extension

It's tax season again. Accountants like John Rodriguez say people who owe money to…

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