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Middle class decline looms in US

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 6:30pm
Barack Obama enters last two years of his presidency with a problem: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue.
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A boost for commodity exporters?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:54pm
Conventional wisdom suggests commodity exporters will take price declines on the chin, but Morgan Stanley expects they'll benefit most.
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Plaxo founder charged with murder

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:13pm
The co-founder of social networking startup Plaxo has been charged with first degree murder according to a report by TechCrunch.
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Going from concept car to customers

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:00pm
While there are still a few off-the-wall cars at the Detroit Auto Show, these days, what you see very well may be what you get.
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'Sniper' opens huge in US market

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 3:25pm
Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led N. American box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales.
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Is pet insurance worth it?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 3:00pm
When it makes sense to insure your pet, and when it doesn't.
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Free college plan 'critical'?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 1:00pm
Initiatives for affordable college are "critical" to middle class success, the head of UPenn told CNBC.
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The $5K per night sea vessel

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 11:00am
Cruise lovers, say hello to one of the swankiest ships ever to set sail. But your stay won't be cheap.
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Escape the student loan black hole?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 9:00am
Six-figure loan debt is becoming a way of life for freshly-minted grads. Here's how to keep it from swallowing you whole.
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Rich housing bear now sits pretty

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:13am
Jeff Greene made billions on the housing crash. Now, he's sitting pretty and is optimistic on the outlook--at least for the rich.
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Facebook hiring hints at future ambitions

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:01am
Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14 percent.
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Looking to the ECB to move the dial

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 6:38am
After a head-spinning bout of volatility, next week will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank take the ultimate policy leap?
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Google leading talks to buy Softcard

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 5:41am
Google is leading talks to acquire troubled mobile payments company Softcard, said people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.
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Obama aims to reduce taxes on middle class

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 4:43am
President Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for higher taxes on the wealthiest taxpayers to finance the tax cuts. The NYT reports.
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Travel in 2015: Vegas or Vietnam?

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 4:00pm
The new year offers opportunities to venture out to one of the dozens of spots that experts say are hot right now.
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NY Gov. plans mission to Cuba: Report

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 3:31pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a trade mission to the Caribbean island, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Lisa Ann's boot camp for porn stars

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Count Lisa Ann among the small but growing number of porn stars-turned-entrepreneurs.
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CT town suddenly grapples with quakes

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:23pm
A swarm of small quakes has shaken up the locals of one Connecticut town, the New York Times reports.
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Halt spread of disease for $344B

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:15pm
How much would it cost to halt the spread of deadly viruses? One study says somewhere north of $343 billion.
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Everest hammered by franc: Report

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:36am
The turmoil with the Swiss franc may have forced a large firm to shut its largest fund, according to a report.
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