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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

Cantor's move into the private sector was widely anticipated following his June…

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Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

Worried about a stock market bubble? Morgan Stanley sure isn't.

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Before the iWatch there was...

After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality. But it will hardly be the first smartwatch to hit the market.

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L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for an increase to $13.25 by 2017.

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Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

There's a new skirmish in the fierce takeover battle among dollar-store rivals. Dollar General, the industry leader, has raised its bid for Family Dollar slightly, to about $9.1 billion from its prior $9 billion offer.

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The U.S. dollar is super strong now

You go, greenback! The U.S. dollar is mightier than it has been in more than a year.

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Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information.

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NBA, Kevin Durant, Thunder 2012

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Nike swooshes in with $300M to keep Durant

Under Armour had its man. It was about to sign basketball superstar Kevin Durant to a 10-year, $285-million endorsement deal.

Fat chance.

At the last minute, Nike swooshed in Sunday with a reported $300 million deal, and Durant stayed put.

The key…

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