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Survey says parents spend $532.87 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 78 percent of parents feel pressure to “outdo other parents” — costing them an average of $532.87 per month. Read more »

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US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015

The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for inflation next year, saying it will remain far below its 2 percent target through 2015. Read more »

12 hours ago

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Fed promises 'patient' approach to a rate increase

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. Read more »

12 hours ago

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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced... Read more »

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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" was devastating... Read more »

13 hours ago

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New York will move to prohibit fracking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Read more »

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NYC premiere of Rogen film 'The Interview' canceled as threats fly

The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Read more »

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Russians rush to stores to pre-empt price rises

Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over... Read more »

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US current account deficit rises to $100.3 billion

The U.S. current account trade deficit widened slightly in the July-September quarter, largely due to foreign institutions paying less in fines and penalties to the U.S. government. Read more »

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AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records for Ray Rice case

500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray... Read more »

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CBS dominated prime time Top 20 ratings last week

Football handed NBC the week's most-watched broadcast, but CBS was the most-watched network overall in prime time. Read more »

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Smaller renewable power projects up 58 percent

Vermont's reliance on solar power is continuing to increase as producers take advantage of federal tax credits and the state's growing affection for cleaner energy sources, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

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Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat

Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. Read more »

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Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from... Read more »

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T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data

T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments. Read more »

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Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds"... Read more »

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Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack... Read more »

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Read more »

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US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November

Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes. Read more »

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range... Read more »

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How grandparents can save for their grandchildren's college

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Let's face it, a university education is unaffordable for most everyone. Young students need financial help. And if grandparents have the means, they may want to be that help. Here's a guide to the... Read more »

yesterday

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Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for... Read more »

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Amazon extends Christmas shipping deadlines

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19. Read more »

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Groups launch lawsuit over Tesoro refinery plan

Multiple groups are challenging the Utah Division of Air Quality's decision to approve a permit modification for the Tesoro refinery. The lawsuit asserts regulators failed to conduct a proper... Read more »

yesterday

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Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent in security checks, says new Supreme Court ruling

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A Supreme Court ruling last week does not require Amazon and other companies to pay their workers for the time it takes them to go through security procedures. The ruling is a relief to businesses,... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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