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Perfect Job? Endless Vacation, Kids OK, and Beer on Tap

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:47pm
Of all the benefits packages and perks offered in the corporate world, we were blown away by what we learned about a company in Minnesota.






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'More Nerds': Ballmer Makes Huge Donation to Harvard

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:10pm
Ballmer's gift is believed to total around $60 million and will fund 12 more computer science professorships at Harvard. he exact amount of the gift wasn’t specified, but The Harvard Crimson notes professorships at the Ivy League university cost about $5 million to endow. That suggests Ballmer's total gift is worth around $60 million.






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The Amazing, Disappearing Bank Branches

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:45pm
Can't find a branch of your bank? Get ready to get even more frustrated.






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Amazon, Hachette End Battle of the eBooks

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:15pm
Hachette and Amazon.com reach a multi-year agreement for eBook and print book sales after months of acrimonious fighting.






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Consumer Watchdog Eyes Prepaid Cards for Crackdown

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:45pm
Prepaid cards are exploding in popularity but some are profiting on hidden fees and murky rules.






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It's On: Wal-Mart Throws Down the Gauntlet With Amazon

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:35pm
The nation's largest retailer tells store managers to match prices with online retail giant.






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Is the Student Loan Debt Bubble Deflating?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:12am
Tuition increases are slowing, but average student loan debt has topped $30,000 per grad in several states for the first time.






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Get Covered: Four Groups Who Need life insurance

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:28am
Changing family needs impact not only day-to-day money matters but also plans for how to protect your loved ones' financial futures.






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NYT: Hasbro in Talks to Buy Dreamworks Animation

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:41am
Hasbro is in talks to buy Hollywood studio DreamWorks, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.






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Deadly Defect? Air Bag Maker Faces Criminal Probe

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:35am
The news comes as Honda discloses a fifth fatality, this time in Malaysia, linked to the flawed air bags, prompting Honda to widen its recall.






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Black Friday Isn't Always the Best Day to Get the Deals

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:19pm
Black Friday has traditionally been the day when shoppers flock to stores for the best deals. But this year, it’s expanding into an entire season.






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Painless at the Pump: Feds Predict Gas Below $3 for 2015

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:17pm
The Energy Department forecasts that drivers will pay $2.94 per gallon on average in 2015, 45 cents lower than this year.






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Monsanto to Pay Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers Over Tainted Fields

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:54pm
Monsanto Co. says it will pay $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.






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An Invite-Only Dating App for 'High Quality' Singles

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:47pm
There’s a new dating app in town that will have you cleaning up your LinkedIn profile — and that’s just to get an invite to the service.






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U.S. Companies Now Stashing $2 Trillion Overseas

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:24pm
That's more than the $1.9 trillion held on U.S. shores.






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Cheap Memory Foam Pillows Can be Just as Good

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:32pm
Can you put a price on dreams? Memory foam pillow makers do, and they could be overcharging.






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Cash for Grass: Changing California's Landscape

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:48pm
The drought is altering California's landscape in some unexpected ways.






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How Much Would You Pay to Get Your Kid Into Harvard?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:19pm
Hiring an independent education counselor to help navigate the college admission process is a growing trend, especially among high achievers.






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Buy a Car in a Half Hour? It Can Happen

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:54am
What if buying a car was as simple as going on Amazon.com and buying a large screen TV? AutoNation believes that day will soon be here.






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Five Ways to Always Get a Good Deal On a Bed

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:03am
"The Old Bed Guy" helps cut through confusing mattress jargon with a few tips that always will get you a good deal on a new bed.






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