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US economy misses its mark at end of 2014

The U.S. economy gained steam last year, but it closed out the year with a big disappointment, raising more questions about 2015.

America's economy grew only 2.6% in the final three months of the year, much lower than the estimate of 3.3%.

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Russia slashes interest rates to avert slump

Russia slashed interest rates Friday in a surprise move aimed at preventing the economy from tumbling even deeper into recession.

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Visa is making a killing on fees

Visa is surging, and that's likely a good sign for the economy.

The credit card company reported an 11% jump in payment volume. Over $1 trillion worth of transactions were made on Visa cards from October 1 to December 31. That's not too far off from…

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Amazon stock soars after earnings beat

The holidays were kind to Amazon.

The online retail giant reported earnings Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations, sending its stock jumping 8% after the closing bell.

Amazon earned $214 million, or 45 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.…

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Shake Shack set to shake up Wall Street

Shake Shack is already immensely popular with foodies in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And now it's about to take another part of New York by storm: Wall Street.

The upscale burger joint priced its initial public offering at $21 a share Thursday evening.…

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Gas prices jump back above $2 a gallon

The number 1 before the decimal point couldn't last forever. If you drove by a gas station Thursday you may have noticed that in just 24 hours prices jumped more than 10 cents.

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Just 5 black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

The highest echelon of Corporate America just became even more white.

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Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans.

At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that's up just…

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Allen Park's municipal mess: what now?

Allen Park ended up holding the short end of a disastrous financial stick.

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Personal Finance

10 happiest careers in America

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Who enjoys their job the most? Careerbliss.com ranks the 10 careers Americans are happiest in.

How much should you earn to buy a home?

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Is your income high enough to own a home? Find out here.

Debunking common tax-filing myths

As you start to work on your taxes for this year check some of these myths about filing your taxes.

What to look for when choosing a tax pro

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For many people, the older they get, the more complicated their lives become financially, and the more difficult it is to accurately prepare their own tax returns.

When should you start doing your taxes?

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As we head into 2015, it's time to think about preparing our taxes. Follow these tips to keep yourself on schedule.

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