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4 reasons Russia, Turkey can't afford a trade war

A war of words has erupted after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the downing of the jet a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices." His Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused…


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Toys 'R' Us shoppers throng for flagship's final Black...

Crowds of shoppers packed into the Toys 'R' Us in Times Square for one last Black Friday, as the flagship store prepares to close its doors.

"It is certainly bittersweet," said CEO Dave Brandon, in an interview with CNNMoney.

Toys 'R' Us has been in…



Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters, and let the holiday shopping marathon begin.

Hordes of people plan to participate in retail's annual event. Most markdowns are available online, but plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened on Thanksgiving Day.

Among them are…


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'Concussion' ads start to air during NFL games

At the end of the first quarter of the Thanksgiving Day Eagles-Lions football game, there was a startling commercial for "Concussion."



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…


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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