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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long... Read more »

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Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft. Read more »

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Landlords may be charging pet fees just because they can

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Read more »

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EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. Read more »

Published Oct. 22, 2014

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. Read more »

Published Oct. 22, 2014

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Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail... They're all out there. Ditto for Cheez-It jewelry and even Cheez-It tattoos (would that be Cheez-tats?). Read more »

Published Oct. 22, 2014

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. Read more »

Published Oct. 22, 2014

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. Read more »

Published Oct. 22, 2014

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CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. Read more »

Published Oct. 21, 2014

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Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

McDonald's says its profit and sales declined as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic fall around the world. Read more »

Published Oct. 21, 2014

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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Read more »

Published Oct. 21, 2014

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Pay raises are more rare despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. Read more »

Published Oct. 20, 2014

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Renting a car? Using a debit card could damage credit score

Some customers prefer to use a debit card rather than a credit card to make purchases as a means of limiting debt and managing their finances. But the choice could backfire when it comes to renting... Read more »

Published Oct. 20, 2014

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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Read more »

Published Oct. 20, 2014

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New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Money really does grow on trees in New England in the autumn — and all six states are raking it in. Read more »

Published Oct. 19, 2014

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Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race

By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor. Read more »

Published Oct. 19, 2014

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Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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NC-based FairPoint poised for growth after strike

FairPoint Communications is poised to prosper if it can shake off the inevitable damage caused by its ongoing strike, which will hurt business in the short term by keeping large customers from... Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Another year, another small Social Security bump

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Here's what's been happening in markets this month

Here is a snapshot of key market signals and what they've shown over the last month and year to date. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Developer to build replica major league stadiums for Little Leaguers

Developers plan to break ground this fall on a series of replica Major League Baseball stadiums for Little Leaguers in the southwest Missouri tourism mecca of Branson. Read more »

Published Oct. 18, 2014

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Fear-gauge flashes wild week on Wall Street

Europe's economy sputters, oil prices plunge and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street's long dormant "fear index" now predicts more turbulence ahead. Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Obama announces plan to tighten debit card security

Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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