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Susan Tompor: Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

One question is bound to pop up as college students head to campus: “Hey, Mom, would you cosign for a student loan?” Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Sony's PlayStation Network hit by attack, exec's flight diverted

Sony's PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Amish country bristles at ‘Mafia’ TV show

For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of “Amish Mafia” in their community. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Burger King may be the home of the Whopper, but Canada may be the new home of Burger King. The restaurant operator said on Sunday that it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

Attempts to halt an increase in the price of gasoline expected to hit consumers in January appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session. Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go... Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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Drama reigns at VMAs before awards show even airs

Snakes and stage slips: There's drama and the MTV Video Music Awards haven't even begun yet. Read more »

Published Aug. 24, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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McDonald's names new US president again

McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2014

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NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's

Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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A tough label to chew on: What does ‘natural’ really mean?

When you buy a box of crackers labeled “natural,” do you just assume they’re organic? Don’t. When you choose an “all natural” chocolate syrup for your... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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5 qualities of successful mompreneurs

The attributes of a successful entrepreneur are indeed similar to the strengths one develops as a mother. Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2014

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Target cuts annual profit outlook

Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. Read more »

Published Aug. 20, 2014

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Target cuts annual profit outlook

Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. Read more »

Published Aug. 20, 2014

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Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve... Read more »

Published Aug. 20, 2014

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