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Sick leave policies pick up steam

Biviana Lagunas must skip class or her part-time job when her 4-year-old germ-magnet brother Derik is running a fever, because their mother has no paid time off.

That could change, because the San Diego city council was one of two cities -- the…

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Weddings? Babies? College kids registering for gifts too

Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

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Ruth to the Rescue Water refund woes

Couple Battles to Collect $4,400 From Water Department

As the water department cracks down on thousands of people who the city money, one Southfield couple says the department actually owed them more than $4,400.

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BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty

Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.

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Stocks end mixed after pops and drops

Despite strong economic growth and no major surprises from the Federal Reserve, the bulls couldn't quite get it together Wednesday.

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Instagram unveils its answer to Snapchat

If you can't buy them, copy them.

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Federal Reserve

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Federal Reserve stays on cruise control

The U.S. economy is strengthening but the Federal Reserve remains in cruise control.

The Fed decided to once again reduce its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion, as expected.

The central bank has been gradually reducing, or tapering, its monthly…

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'Brutally honest' cover letter leads to job

For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy. Matthew Ross did just that.

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Facebook to shut down Gifts service

Facebook is getting out of the business of gift card peddling.

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