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Time Warner Cable suffers outage on Cyber Monday

Time Warner Cable customers in three states hoping to jump into Cyber Monday sales experienced problems getting online.

"[S]ome customers in Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky experienced intermittent Internet connection issues," said a company…


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Cyber Monday sales still on record-setting pace

Cyber Monday is on pace to be the biggest e-commerce sales day of all time.

By Monday evening, Adobe projected that sales would come in just shy of the $3 billion mark. While the projection was lower than it had originally foretasted, it's still…


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Bill Gates launches multi-billion dollar clean energy fund

Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions into clean energy.

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris…


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12 days of Christmas tops $34k

The price for the 12 days of Christmas items was flat from last year.


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The Netflix effect: 70% investors made money in November

If you're searching for an excuse to splurge on a gift this Cyber Monday, just check your investing portfolio.


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Black Friday isn't as special as it used to be

Black Friday is fading.

It's still a key sales day for retailers, but holiday shopping promotions began earlier than ever this year. And consumers responded by shopping earlier than ever.

The massive sales peaks that used to surround Black Friday have…


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Cyber Monday: Chinese shoppers spend big at U.S. stores

Andy Fan believes he's an expert shopper. He's proud of the deals he scored on work clothes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

He sounds like a typical American ... except he's Chinese and lives in Shanghai.

The math is simple for Chinese buyers…


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Target site overwhelmed with traffic on Cyber Monday

Target's website was intermittently unavailable on Cyber Monday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

The mega-retailer is offering 15% off every online order on Monday, along with 30% off select clothing, shoes and toys. Target also…


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Stocks: 4 big financial events to watch in December

Investors: get ready for a huge month.


Personal Finance

5 simple ways to cut your energy bills

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There are some really, really easy things you can do today to trim that electric and/or gas bill that haunts your mailbox month in, month out.

Make money with 8 unusual tips

Edward W. Scripps has some pretty novel notions about how to make money.

5 ways your job is harmful to your health

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Whatever job you have, it may just be hurting your health. Read on for five ways work can be harmful to your health and how to combat it.

5 vital money lessons to teach your kids

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It's more important than ever to start introducing your kids to the world of money. Try starting with these five lessons.

How to save money on back-to-school supplies


As kids start to head back to school, take a look at some tips to help you save money on supplies.

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