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Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Sales numbers for the season are modest so far.

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 perce…

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Tech reviewer's suggestions are ranked from budget to sophisticated.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

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113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?

December 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season.  

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Kiwis could teach the U.S. about retiring

(c) 2014, Bloomberg News.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

You can start the Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker remotely.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer scale logs weight, body fat and heart rate.

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

The Oral-B PRO 7000 toothbrush with Bluetooth tells you brush for 30 seconds on each quadrant of teeth.

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Hackers reference 9/11 in threats against moviegoers

NEW YORK — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview.” The threats referred to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 email…

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand and Jawbone Move can make good gifts for others — or a nice New Year’s present for yourself.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Fitness trackers, from left, Basis Peak, Adidas Fit Smart, Fitbit Charge, Sony SmartBand, and Jawbone Move, are posed for a photo next to an iPhone, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

The Target hack during last year's Black Friday shopping weekend was just one in a wave of data breaches.

December 15, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Eight things I wish for Wall Street that won't happen

It's a wonderful life on Wall Street, yet here is a holiday wish list to make it even better.

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, then National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alexander told a public forum this fall that when he tried to file his taxes, he learned someone else had already claimed a $9,000 refund in his…

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, identity theft victim Mark Kim poses for photos in front of a Target store, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Kim spent seven months trying to clear his credit history after his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year. (AP…

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