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Iran offers huge economic potential. Can it deliver?

It's been described as the Germany of the Middle East, with nearly 80 million people, an educated workforce, and a proud tradition of manufacturing.

Throw in the world's largest oil and gas reserves, and it's easy to see why investors and…


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Disney's cable channels lose millions of subscribers

Looks like the Magic Kingdom is lacking some sparkle. Disney's cable channels are losing millions of subscribers.

ESPN, its most profitable channel, has lost 7 million subscribers since 2013. ESPN now has 92 million subscribers, according to a…


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Black Friday: The ultimate holiday shopping guide

Stores have publicized the pre-sales, promotions and teaser ads all month ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

The good news for retailers is that shoppers are ready to spend 25 percent more this year than last year -- or an average of…


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Toys 'R' Us, Amazon and Walmart race to start Cyber Monday

The race is on to start Cyber Monday online sales well before Monday.



REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading shoppers at work.

But the day after Thanksgiving this year, the mother of three young…


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Airlines saved $11B on fuel last year

The nation's four top airlines have saved a combined $11.1 billion in fuel costs in the first nine months of 2015, according to their financial reports.


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FanDuel: Only 16 New York players have lost $50K

FanDuel disclosed some of its players' loss figures in a court filing late Monday as part of its lawsuit to allow players from New York to play its games.


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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.


Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price…


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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