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Survey says parents spend $532.87 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 78 percent of parents feel pressure to “outdo other parents” — costing them an average of $532.87 per month. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records for Ray Rice case

500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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CBS dominated prime time Top 20 ratings last week

Football handed NBC the week's most-watched broadcast, but CBS was the most-watched network overall in prime time. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Smaller renewable power projects up 58 percent

Vermont's reliance on solar power is continuing to increase as producers take advantage of federal tax credits and the state's growing affection for cleaner energy sources, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat

Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data

T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds"... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November

Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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How grandparents can save for their grandchildren's college

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Let's face it, a university education is unaffordable for most everyone. Young students need financial help. And if grandparents have the means, they may want to be that help. Here's a guide to the... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Amazon extends Christmas shipping deadlines

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Groups launch lawsuit over Tesoro refinery plan

Multiple groups are challenging the Utah Division of Air Quality's decision to approve a permit modification for the Tesoro refinery. The lawsuit asserts regulators failed to conduct a proper... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent in security checks, says new Supreme Court ruling

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A Supreme Court ruling last week does not require Amazon and other companies to pay their workers for the time it takes them to go through security procedures. The ruling is a relief to businesses,... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Randy Shumway: One solution for air pollution: Big data

Although big data will never replace human innovation or environmental responsibility, it can provide the tools and insight we need to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: You can't make people take your advice

I’ve learned, after years of writing books, doing a radio show and trying to educate folks about their finances, you can’t make people listen to you. Even with what I do for a living, I... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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PacifiCorp to close Deer Creek Mine in 2015

PacifiCorp announced Monday it will close the mine in Emery County because it has become too costly to operate. PacifiCorp is targeting closure of the mine located near the Huntington power plant... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Is brand loyalty the new religion?

We all know that generic chocolate cookie sandwiches are cheaper than Oreos — about one-third cheaper on Walmart.com — but that doesn’t stop us from buying name brand. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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United Auto Workers head: Companies can raise pay, be competitive

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike

A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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