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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Could stocks hit yet another record high? It's entirely possible.

Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Big day for Janet Yellen: Investors will be paying close attention to Janet Yellen's 10 a.m. ET…

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Sprint

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

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Flood insurance: What you need to know

Thousands of metro Detroiters have been trying to clean up and carry on after a historic flood swept through the area Aug. 11.

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Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

If you kept your money in the stock market this summer, you're likely feeling pretty smart now.

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Over 750 pay it forward in Starbucks chain

A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act of coffee kindness.

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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores,…

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement…

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Sears more 'irrelevant by the day'

The bloodbath at Sears shows no sign of letting up. Shares of the struggling retailer plunged over 8 percent Thursday after its second quarter loss fell short of already-low Wall Street expectations.

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From Family Dollar

Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.

Family Dollar said in a statement that its board rejected the Dollar General bid "on the…

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