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US index notch latest records; Relief over Japan

11/18/2014 04:15 PM EST
U.S. stock indexes are closing at record highs as investors were encouraged by a positive outlook from homebuilders and better news from Japan and Germany. 
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Snapchat introduces Snapcash: Social media reaction
11/17/2014 08:44 PM EST - The popular ephemeral messaging platform's move to let users send money through a partnership with mobile payment company Square drew a range of reactions Monday Full Story

Take small steps to get financial life on track
11/14/2014 09:10 PM EST - The latest findings from a biennial study done by insurance company Prudential Financial show women today are less worried about their financial security than they were immediately after the financial crisis in 2008.  Full Story

Price of oil takes another sharp drop
11/13/2014 07:19 PM EST - The price of oil took another sharp tumble Thursday as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month.  Full Story

Automakers vow to protect motorists' privacy
11/13/2014 06:48 PM EST - Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.
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Ford ready to unveil aluminum pickup truck
11/11/2014 07:44 PM EST - It's Ford Motor's biggest bet in decades: an aluminum-sided F-150 that could set a new industry standard -- or cost the company its pickup truck crown.  Full Story

More health insurance changes on the way
11/07/2014 09:36 PM EST - Employers are increasingly pushing enrollment in high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plans, according to benefits experts, which means it might be time to break out the calculator and reconsider current policies.
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Amazon alternatives offer similar online deals
11/01/2014 01:48 AM EDT - Some online shoppers have decided to throw in the towel on Amazon. It can be done: Here are ways to have an Amazon-like shopping experience while avoiding the behemoth itself. Full Story

More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving
11/04/2014 04:24 PM EST - The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again. Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for family gatherings.  Full Story

Help for consumers tracking prices online
10/31/2014 09:04 PM EDT - The advent of e-commerce has ushered in a new era of transparency in which comparing prices is just a few clicks away. Full Story

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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Full Story
Swiss museum deciding on Gurlitt art trove

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum is preparing to announce whether it has decided to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Full Story