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The Fido fee: Landlords increasingly charge extra rent for pets

10/22/2014 05:57 PM EDT
Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost. 
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Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat
10/21/2014 10:12 AM EDT - ENGLEWOOD >> Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Full Story

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. Full Story

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud
10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Full Story

Government issues plea for air bag checks
10/20/2014 10:11 PM EDT - DETROIT -- The U.S.government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Full Story

Beyond GoPro: Skiers and snowboarders can measure everything with apps, hardware
10/20/2014 02:17 PM EDT - A growing number of mobile apps, high-tech goggles and other digital devices that can measure with precision all of a skier or snowboarder's moves down a mountain, allowing winter sport athletes to push their limits with gadgets -- possibly even Google Glass -- that offer a wealth of data about their technique on the trail. Full Story

Retirement Planner: Dusting off some stock market history
10/17/2014 07:52 PM EDT - At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, I struck up a conversation with someone who had cobbled together a car out of what looked like 50-gallon aluminum drums welded together -- with a bubble windshield on the front and a huge engine on the back. Full Story

Health insurance enrollment returning
10/19/2014 11:54 AM EDT - The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. Full Story

Here's what's been happening in markets this month
10/18/2014 09:06 AM EDT - What a difference a month makes. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Full Story

Educate yourself during Medicare open enrollment
10/17/2014 09:08 PM EDT - Keeping the wallet healthy during Medicare's open enrollment period, which runs now to Dec. 7, is no small task.  Full Story

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.