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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.


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Best Buy launches Cyber Week sales

Best Buy launched a week's worth of cyber sales on Sunday.


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The steep cost of incarceration on women of color

For Debra Henderson, love has come with a hefty price tag.

Her ex-husband was incarcerated multiple times, her boyfriend was recently released after serving seven months for a felony and her son has had a few brushes with the law. In all, Henderson,…


Locals support Small Business Saturday

From the city to the suburbs, Small Business Saturday is vital to so many trying to make it.


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Mobile shopping surged on Black Friday

Black Friday sales soared on portable devices.

Investing in better apps and mobile shopping sites paid off for retailers this year, IBM said Saturday, and digital sales were up 21.5% from last year.

Another report from Adobe said Americans spent more…


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Lawsuit questions Viacom billionaire Redstone's competency

Sumner Redstone, the aging media mogul who controls Viacom and CBS Corporation, is a "living ghost" who is practically unable to make decisions for himself, according to allegations leveled in legal filings.

A court hearing is scheduled for Monday…


Gold price plummets to almost 6-year low

Here's what people aren't buying right now: Gold.

The yellow metal traded as low as $1,051.60 an ounce on Friday, the cheapest price in nearly 6 years.

Gold prices haven't been this depressed since February 2010 -- before the popular show "Downton…


Big deals on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was launched by American Express six years ago and the campaign urges consumers to think local.


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Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters: The Black Friday shopping marathon has begun.

Millions of people are participating in retail's annual event, which began again this year on Thanksgiving. And, of course, most markdowns are available online.

A sales report…


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.