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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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South American food chains use Florida as US gate

Latin American restaurant chains are opening locations in Florida in hopes of expanding throughout the United States. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

Northern New England apple growers are expecting a decent crop but not as good as last year's bumper yield. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

Published Aug. 29, 2014

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

Is it time to cash out of stocks? Read more »

Published Aug. 29, 2014

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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Ask the Mompreneur: 5 ways to botch a business lunch

Breaking bread with our business associates is such a normal thing, sometimes we forget the fine points of dining while doing deals. So here’s a quick rundown of mistakes to avoid at your... Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: The CFPB is now a consumer complaint clearinghouse: Will that help consumers?

Markets for financial services often don’t work well for consumers. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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It's about time the government recognize the realities of parenthood

In the least surprising news of the decade, government officials announced recently that it’s expensive to raise a kid. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Keaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'

Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superhero. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist." Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. Read more »

Published Aug. 26, 2014

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Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Should you take a store up on its credit card offer?

Store credit cards may offer some tempting perks, like 20 percent off your purchase when you apply for a card at the cash register. I've given in to such a deal at least once. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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Social Security Q&A: Will private policy reduce disability benefit?

Having private insurance does not affect your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2014

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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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