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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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More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike

Frustrated over a negotiating stalemate, more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, with picket-wielding employees demanding that... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service... Read more »

Published Oct. 17, 2014

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Falling oil prices shake up global economies

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing... Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Apple live: iPad Air 2, Apple Pay, new Macs debut

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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US factory output rises 0.5 percent in September

U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Philip Morris Int'l 3Q profit falls 8 percent

Philip Morris International's third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Confidence among US homebuilders slips in October

U.S. homebuilders' confidence fell in October after four months of gains which had pushed the indicator to the highest point in nine years. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Netflix shares sink on subscriber woes

Netflix Inc. shares sank Thursday on slower subscriber growth and fears of increased competition ahead. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Amazon hires 80K seasonal holiday workers

Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires. Read more »

Published Oct. 16, 2014

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