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Flu season is off to an early start

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:49pm
This flu season is ramping up earlier than last year's, NBC News reports.
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Oil up on pre-holiday short-covering

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:36pm
U.S. crude futures rallied more than $2 a barrel on Friday.
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EPA announces first coal ash rules

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:30pm
The EPA announced on Friday the first national regulations for the safe disposal of coal ash from power plants.
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These firms OK with $55 oil: Pro

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:26pm
Oil producers with core acreage in good basins can deal with $55 crude prices, said Mike Kelly.
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Currency war: Where's the next battlefield?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:25pm
There's a currency war going on and the ruble is just one battle, says "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly. Where's the next battelfield?
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Medicaid: Sign-ups at nearly 10M

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:15pm
The Medicaid enrollment rate is 17 percent higher than the average monthly enrollment right before Obamacare started.
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Worst holiday idea ever....

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:12pm
Here's a bit of holiday magic, inspired by Beard Baubles, holiday ornaments made especially to decorate a man's beard.
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Did Russia change the market game?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:03pm
Some big news this week, including Russia and North Korea. Did any change the game for the market? NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari weighs in.
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Cha-ching: Auto sales to hit $1.1T

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:56pm
Combined new and used auto sales are likely to rise 8.3 percent to $1.1 trillion this year, according to TrueCar.
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CDC: Stay away from caramel apples

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:48pm
Some commercially produced caramel apples may have caused an outbreak of food poisoning linked to five deaths.
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Port jam: One importer's tale of woe

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:39pm
A small maker of exercise equipment ended up moving its product by air because of shipping problems on the West Coast, nearly wiping out its profit.
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Demand for L.L.Bean boot soars

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:28pm
L.L.Bean has seen such a surge in demand for its iconic "Bean" boot, that it's had to double its manufacturing capacity.
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$125K for teachers works: Study

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:18pm
A study shows that students at a Manhattan charter school progressed more quickly than similar children attending city schools.
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Chart: 20 years of oil rig counts

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:18pm
Oil rig count numbers have a long way to drop, late to chase the price fall in gas prices.
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How Yahoo may merge: March is key

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:11pm
Dreams of an AOL-Yahoo merger haven't vanished, but investors will need to wait for a series of events to unfold.
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Rand Paul in Cuba tirade against Rubio

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:10pm
Rand Paul disagrees with his Republican colleague Marco Rubio over the administration's easing of relations with Cuba—pretty vehemently, in fact.
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How to beat holiday shipping deadlines

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:09pm
So you missed the holiday deadline for free standard shipping. Oops. Try these last-minute gifting strategies.
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McD's violated workers' rights: NLRB

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:05pm
The National Labor Relations Board issued complaints against McDonald's franchisees and McDonald's USA, their franchisor, as joint employers.
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Tesla launches battery-swap station

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:00pm
Tesla opened its first battery-swap station, to help eliminate range anxiety and inconvenience for owners.
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Cuban cigars on way to US shores

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39pm
U.S. smokers and cigar companies are welcoming the prospect of being able to get their hands on "Cubans" openly.
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