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Up in the air: Fed rate hike remains unclear

Clarity is a rare commodity at the Federal Reserve lately.

We hoped that the August jobs report would provide a clear signal on the strength of the economy before the U.S. central bank meets in less than two weeks and decides whether it will raise…

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Consumer Reports has list of bargains in September

Bargain shoppers are always wondering when the best time to buy certain items is.

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Nissan recalls 300,000 vehicles to adjust console panel

Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 of its Versa and Versa Note vehicles to adjust a console panel that could catch the driver's shoe and slow braking speed.

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Unemployment rate dips, 173,000 jobs added in August

The U.S. Labor Department says 173,000 jobs were added in the month of August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent.

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Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2004

Average Labor Day gas prices are expected to be the lowest since 2004

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Stress at work is as bad as secondhand smoke

Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

"When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at…

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Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard.

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This jobs report is very important. Here's why

Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy.

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Shepard Fairey case is part of mayor's fight against vandals

The mayor wants everyone to know that every one of those arrested for felony defacing property recently are getting treated exactly the same, and that includes Fairey.

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Protect yourself from identity theft

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About 19 people a minute become new victims of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

When to use your credit card

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Credit is not the enemy, debt is, financial advisers warn. That said, are there times that I should actually be using my credit card?

Don't pay bills where you eat

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Keeping your life under control can be as simple as finding a home for all your stuff.

Money-saving tips for 20-somethings

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Financial independence is a big milestone for 20-somethings. However, mounting debts and entry-level jobs can often make that independence difficult.

Tips for saving money on food shopping

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These helpful tips will help reduce your grocery bill.

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