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Is 'free' money to open a checking account worth it?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:15pm
You’ve no doubt received a flier in the mail or seen the billboards: Open a new checking account with us and receive $100 cash! Sounds like a deal, to be sure, and perhaps you’ve been considering switching banks anyway. But is there a catch? Cheapism.com checked out what’s meant by that small asterisk next to the $100.For banks, the motivation behind the bonus offer is clear.






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Where Does Chocolate Come From?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:36am
Worldwide production of chocolate is worth about $100 billion per year. CNBC's John Schoen takes a look inside the sweetest industry. Illustrated by Rob Donnelly.






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Sad Times for Angry Birds: Rovio CEO to Step Down

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:50am
Rovio is under financial pressure, and soon a new CEO will rule the roost.






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'Are We There Yet?' Surviving the Family Road Trip

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:48am
These fun responses to the question from your little backseat drivers will keep your kids laughing all the way to your destination.
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McDonald's Says 12 Restaurants Closed by Russia

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:26am
McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia have now been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.
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HP Assistant Admits $1M Theft for Spending Spree

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am
Holli Coulman spent company funds on spa and resort visits, international airfare, Apple products and trips to Nordstrom.






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Stocks Rise, Braked by Consumer Spending Drop

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:46am
Stocks advanced on Friday, with Wall Street headed to a fourth week of gains ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.






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Consumers Spent Less Last Month, Saved More

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:07am
Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, a sign that households remain cautious.






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What Happens to Malaysia Jets If Airline Goes Bust?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:04am
The airline is set for restructuring after back-to-back disasters spooked customers and cost tens of millions.






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Malaysia Airlines Cuts 6,000 Jobs to Halt 'Perfect Storm'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:13am
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an $1.9 billion overhaul to revive its damaged brand - but there are no plans for a name change.
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Why Abercrombie & Fitch Is Getting Rid of Logos

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:39pm
Once the leader of the teen clothing world, Abercrombie & Fitch is dropping logos from its clothes amid declining sales.






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Abercrombie Dropping Logo to Boost Brand

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:21pm
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip it off.






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Stocks Pull Back on Heightened Ukraine Concern

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:10pm
Stocks declined, ending a 3-day winning streak and pulling the S&P 500 back below 2,000, as concerns about Ukraine overtook upbeat economic reports.






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Are Death-Free Highways Possible?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:01pm
More than 30,000 Americans are killed in highway crashes each year, but experts believe that death toll could sink to zero with better technology.






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Why America's Campuses Are Going Gray

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:49pm
Older Americans are heading back to school, often part time or in the evenings, and their rate of enrollment is rising faster than students of typical college age.






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Takeout U: What Your College Kid Is Really Eating

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:23pm
Ramen? Please — today’s college kids have everything from barbecue to banh mi at their fingertips, and they’re indulging.






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Cheapism: Where to find the best coupons online

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:48pm
With all the coupon and daily deal sites sprouting up these days, Cheapism.com has rounded up some of the best coupon sites for 2014. Fight the flood of emails and discover discount codes that actually work, saving you time, energy and, of course, money.Best Coupon SitesCoupons.com: The coupon pioneer and a perennial favorite remains a top pick this year because of its wide selection.






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It's Official: Apple Confirms September 9 Event

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:43pm
iThing fans, you can now begin your countdown.






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Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in July

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:24am
The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013.






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Market Basket CEO: Working Here More Than a Job

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:09am
Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas speaks to a jubilant crowd about his return as the head of the company, after customers, suppliers and employees successfully boycotted the chain.






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