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

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


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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…



U.S. economy grew at a better pace than expected

The U.S. economy got some good news Tuesday.


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Why Black Friday lines could be even worse this year

As if shopping on Black Friday isn't stressful enough. This year, shoppers could face even longer check-out lines thanks to the recent credit card upgrade.


Americans are saving more than spending

Americans are saving faster than they are spending.


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.