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Retirees Keep One Foot in the Workforce

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:30pm
Seniors today may well enjoy rounds of golf and water aerobics when they retire. But chances are, they fit it in when they're off the clock.






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Stocks Rise Moderately Before Corporate Earnings Season Begins

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:44pm
Stocks climbed moderately on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq bouncing back from its worst three-day hit since 2011, as investors sought recently hammered social media and Internet shares and braced for quarterly earnings.






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Many GM Cars Unlikely to Get Faults Fixed, Despite Major Recall

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:13pm
After weeks of headlines and heartbreaking stories of those who died in accidents involving defective General Motors cars, it seems hard to believe an owner of one of the automaker's recalled models would not get the car fixed.That is the fear.Sadly, it is also the expectation.






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Honey, It's Only Pure if There's No Added Sugar or Corn Syrup

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:55pm
Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not "honey."Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a "blend," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.






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Biggest Billionaire Losers of the Market's Slide

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:55pm
Mark Zuckerberg is offering the world a lesson in the new volatility of tech wealth.The billionaire Facebook chief saw his wealth soar to just under $20 billion after Facebook's IPO. When the stock fell in 2012, his paper net worth fell by more than $9 billion.






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'Why Do I ALWAYS Put Off My Taxes?': Dawdlers Can Blame Their DNA

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:39pm
If you’re bustling to beat the April 15 tax deadline –- as you did last year, and the year before that –- take solace in the notion that your annual, 11th-hour, coffee-binging paper chase isn’t necessarily a character flaw but an inherited trait, a new study claims.






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Pent-Up Demand Expected to Boost Business Travel Spending

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:39pm
An already optimistic outlook for 2014 U.S.






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Protect Yourself From Shady Tax Shops

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm
Every year unregulated tax preparers pop up in abandoned storefronts like weeds in a cracked sidewalk. Sprouting in low-income neighborhoods, they promise fat refund checks fast. But even without upfront charges, they can have hidden costs for the unwary.






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Flying on a Reward Ticket? You May Have to Pay to Check That Bag

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm
DALLAS — If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase.American and US Airways announced changes Tuesday to their policies on checked-bag fees and redeeming miles for free flights.






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More Credit Cards Nix Foreign Transaction Fees

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:50pm
Pay with your credit card when you travel abroad and you may find an unwelcome souvenir from the trip when you open your statement: a foreign transaction fee.






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What Is a Stock's 'Dead Cat Bounce'?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:19pm

NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari explains a technical stock term known as the 'dead cat bounce.'








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The New Stay-At-Home Mom Surge: It's Not Who You Think

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:48am

More moms are staying at home, and they tend to be younger, less educated and more likely to be poor than women who work outside the home.








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Stay-at-home Moms Younger, Less Educated Than Working Mothers

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:17am

More moms are staying at home, and they tend to be younger, less educated and more likely to be poor than women who work outside the home.








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Flights Stop Serving Limes In Drought Twist

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:15am
Passengers who like to make the flight go smoother with a vodka tonic or a Diet Coke may have to forgo their customary lime.Some airlines have reacted to skyrocketing lime prices by withdrawing the citrus fruit from their beverage service.






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Stocks Seek Direction Before Corporate Earnings Season Begins

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:59am
Stocks looked for direction on Tuesday, after a three-session decline that left the S&P 500 in the red for the year, but traders appeared to be marking time before the start of the first-quarter corporate earnings season.






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Ming Bling: $36M for "Chicken" Cup in Record for China Porcelain

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:43am
A Shanghai collector bought a rare Ming Dynasty cup touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world for $36 million at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, smashing the world record price for Chinese porcelain.






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Most Midsize SUVs Fail Tough Crash Tests

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:11am
Most of the midsize SUVs did not fare well in a new small overlap front-crash test conducted by an influential U.S. safety group, in yet another jolt to the industry already shaken by safety concerns.






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To Bridge Gender Pay Gap, Just Talk About It, Some Say

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:55am
The latest tactic to close the gap between men’s and women’s wages: Just talk about it.President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday prohibiting federal contractors for retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation with one another.






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UConn Can Expect Bottom Line Boost from NCAA Finals

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:52pm
For the second time in 10 years, the University of Connecticut is sending both its men's and women's basketball teams to the NCAA finals.And that means this year's Huskies squads are again likely to be a boon for the university and its bottom line.






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GM Dealers Surveyed by NBC: No Parts Received Yet to Fix Ignitions

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:17pm
GM has said it will begin fixing the vehicle ignition problem blamed for at least 13 deaths as part of a nationwide recall this week, but a check of more than a dozen GM dealerships by NBC News on Monday revealed that no work has begun because the necessary parts have not yet arrived.






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