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Black Friday might not reign supreme this year

Black Friday might not reign supreme this year

Popularity has begun to wane as more stores have begun opening on Thanksgiving night.

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It shouldn't be this painful to get a mortgage

Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer.

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Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launched the Fire phone in June to mediocre reviews. Investors would like to see better revenue and operating-income numbers from the company.

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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

NEW YORK — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.

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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows who claim they are owed wages, accordin…

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The rent-to-own trap catches the poor

If you're poor, you're rarely going to get a great deal on anything you buy.

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Mortgage rates fall again; impact may be limited

Mortgage rates fall again; impact may be limited

Prior refinancings, tight credit may limit benefit of low rates.

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Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

This Oct. 1, 2014 photo shows Disney's Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset at the TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Toy sellers aim to perk up sales that were flat last year, though they hope to get a boost this year from toys related to “Frozen” and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, wh…

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Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Anything related to the Disney movie “Frozen,” like this Castle and Ice Palace Playset, is likely to be popular.

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Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Half Shell Heroes, from Playmates Toys, could be a big seller this year.

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Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

The Times Square Toys R Us in New York City is always busy during the holidays. Toy sellers say they hope to perk up sales that were flat last year, but will as usual face competition from online sites.

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California malpractice cap generates big spending

California malpractice cap generates big spending

Bob Pack’s children, Troy, 10 and Alana, 7, were killed when a prescription-drug-abusing woman drove into them. A limit on malpractice awards discouraged him from suing doctors.

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California malpractice cap generates big spending

California malpractice cap generates big spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bob Pack wanted to go after HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their…

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Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

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Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections

Headlines bring good news, bad news for small firms.

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Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

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A guide to paying off your student loans

A guide to paying off your student loans

It's that dreaded time of year for recent graduates.

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Review: Macs, mobile devices unite with Yosemite system

Review: Macs, mobile devices unite with Yosemite system

Update to Apple’s OS X system is now available as a free download.

October 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Harney: A flip waiver nears its end

Harney: A flip waiver nears its end

The federal agency that made quick flips possible is about to shut the program down.

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