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Watch out for ‘pension predators’ promising quick cash

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:22am
A pension, for those lucky enough to have one, offers a guaranteed check every month for the rest of your life upon retirement. But a number of companies are now offering an alternative: a pension advance, typically made in one lump sum payment.

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Drought Ordinance Targets Some California Pools

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:05am
Some Orange County pool owners may not be able to fill their pools if a strict water-saving ordinance goes into effect in response to California's drought concerns.

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Who's Making Money Off Little League Phenom Mo'ne?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:02am
Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom, has garnered major attention for her 70 mph fastball and her poise at the Little League World Series.
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Homes Selling at Fastest Rate for Nearly a Year

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:53am
Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump.
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Dow Climbs Over 17,000 Ahead of Yellen Speech

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:15am
Stocks climbed, as investors anticipated a moderate tone from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen when she talks about the labor market on Friday.

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Holder: BofA, Merrill Lynch, Countrywide Misrepresented Loans

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:44am
US Attorney general Eric Holder announces a record $16.6 billion civil settlement with Bank of America.

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Labor Day Drive to be Most Clogged in 6 Years

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:35am
AAA predicts traffic this Labor Day to rebound to its highest since the recession began.
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Jobless Claims Drop as Labor Market Improves

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:26am
Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.

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Aww! 5 cute puppies and how to choose the right one for you

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:11am
Andrea Arden from Animal Planet stopped by Studio 1A with five adorable puppies — along with a few important points to consider before adding a dog to your family.Temperament Consider that each dog has a different energy level. Choosing one that will fit with your lifestyle is important. PopularityThe most popular dogs may be stars on social media, but may not necessarily work well in your house.
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US Workers Don't take All Their Vacation Days

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:21am
Many Americans simply refuse to take time off, or can’t unplug from the office. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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PETA Buys SeaWorld Stock to Affect Whale Care

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:16am

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Bank of America to Pay $17 Billion Settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:11am

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Bank of America Will Pay $16.65 Billion Over Mortgages

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:06am
It's the largest settlement of its kind to come out of the financial meltdown that led to the Great Recession.
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UPS Stores Hack Puts Customer Info at Risk

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:44pm
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card info exposed by a computer virus found on systems at stores in 24 states.

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Are You a Work Martyr?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:08pm
Fears of work piling up could be putting a dent in vacation plans. A new survey says 40 percent of Americans don’t take all of their time off.
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Mom Builds an App so Her Son Will 'Ignore No More'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:02pm
Ever get the feeling your calls are being ignored? In the age of smartphones and caller ID, we all know it happens, but what can be done?

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Stocks Higher, Markets Eye Fed Rate Hikes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:25pm
Stocks mostly rose after a report from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed some officials want a "relatively prompt" rate hike.

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Twinkies Live, but Their Birthplace is Closing

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:05pm
Almost 85 years after it started making Twinkies snacks, the Schiller Park, Ill., bakery is turning off its ovens for good.
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Russians Close Four Golden Arches in Moscow

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:52pm
Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for sanitary violations against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties.

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Uber and Lyft Scramble for Lead in Hired-Car Market

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:46pm
Will the escalating shenanigans of Uber and Lyft hurt consumers, or is it just good old-fashioned competition?
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