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Sophia Bera: Gen Y tax-saving tips

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Kimberly Rotter: 7 weird things that affect your credit score

Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you’re doing everything right — paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your... Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview Thursday, hoping to reach an audience typically not tuned to the daily give and take of Washington... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical outlets in airports and train... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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US jobless aid applications drop for 1st time in 4 weeks

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in a month, a sign that layoffs remain low and hiring is probably still healthy. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Starbucks' 1Q profits soar on strong sales, traffic

Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers who snapped up an expanded offerings of food and drinks over the holidays. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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American shoppers unlikely to see benefit from euro's drop

Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Cadillac wants small dealers to upgrade to 'boutique' stores

In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Airlines expect another big year with help from cheaper fuel

Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition

President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is

Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior

Donald's workers who say they were fired because of their race are suing the fast-food giant, accusing it of dodging responsibility for the discrimination and harassment they say they endured. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Davos Watch: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support

The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: After March 2, reverse mortgage borrowers will have to prove they’re not deadbeats

One of the attractive features of the HECM reverse mortgage has been that there are no income or credit requirements. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary." Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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CBS zapped its rivals in viewership last week, Nielsen says

Except for CBS, the broadcast networks mostly closed up shop last week. At least, that's the suggestion from Nielsen, which says the average prime-time audience for CBS matched the total viewership... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Obama pitches his economic plan to conservatives in Idaho

Prodding the new Republican Congress from a conservative state, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged GOP lawmakers to work with him on an agenda that helps the middle class and insisted they... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

To build or not to build? That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Standards aim to cut down on salmonella in poultry

The government is pushing the poultry industry to make their chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Egypt currency falls to historic low, could spur investment

Egypt's currency fell for the fourth time in a week on Wednesday, hitting its lowest point ever against the dollar, in a development that could help boost foreign investment after four years of unrest. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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