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As Auto Sales Rise, Loans Keep Getting Longer

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:01am
Consumers are increasingly taking out longer term loans in order to keep their monthly payment as low as possible, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.






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More Legroom on a Plane? It Could Happen

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:54am
Want more legroom, more direct flights, and less time stuck in holding patterns? It could be coming, but at a price: higher fares.






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College Savings Plans Rise, But so Do College Costs

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:44am
More people opening up accounts as well as investment gains contributed to the growth in 529 assets last year.






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Yellen Scolds Banks for 'Shortcomings in Values'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:28am
In a speech in New York City, Yellen said that the Fed expects banks to follow the law and act ethically.






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California Drought: Bad in 2014, Worse in 2015

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:35pm
Experts say the state's severe drought is on track to cause an economic loss of roughly $3 billion in 2015—up from about $2.2 billion last year.






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As Oceans Become Killing Field, Fish We Eat Dwindle

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
Thanks to giant trawlers armed with technology and massive nets, the seas are running low on the fish we like to eat, like halibut and cod.






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A Snowmageddon for Air Travelers? Not so Much

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:37am
Airline flight cancellations have already cost American passengers some $2.2 billion this winter. Still, last winter the price tag was almost double.






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13 Million Hit by ID Thieves in U.S. Last Year

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:43am
ID theft down in 2014, but still a 'significant' problem, report says.






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