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Floor of NYSE

Dow plunges 317 points, now down for year

The best thing we can say about Thursday's stock market trading is that it is now over. The Dow fell 317 points, erasing all of its gains for the year.

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Open your own registry for college dorm

Students are headed back to campus soon, and they'll need to stock up on things like sheets, towels and shower caddies.

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Brian Cornell

From Target

Target taps Walmart veteran to lead comeback

Target's effort to recover from its recent security problems will be headed by a former Walmart executive.

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Corn affected by drought

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Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

Just how bad is the drought in California? It's so bad, that in some extreme cases, thieves are stealing water.

A father and daughter living off a water tank in the Central Valley report being ripped off eight times -- 2,500 gallons disappeared.…

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Money falling from the sky

Women on US currency? 'A pretty good idea,' says Obama

Move over, George Washington. Eleanor Roosevelt might be taking your spot on the $1 bill.

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Shopping at mall

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How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

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New HD iPad

Courtesy: Apple

Is the iPad doomed?

Tablet sales are "crashing," says Best Buy's CEO! IPad sales are sinking fast! Is this the beginning of the end for the tablet?

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Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Courtesy Mason Family

Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she passed away five years ago -- and now they are starting to get some much needed relief.

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Tesla proposed 'Gigafactory'

From Tesla Motors

Tesla's new battery teammate: Panasonic

Tesla has found a partner for its plan to mass produce batteries for electric vehicles: Panasonic.

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