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What You Need to Know About Paying With Cash

1. A cashless society? Not so fast. From PayPal to Bitcoin to Samsung Pay (the newest contender among mobile wallets), advances in payment technology make pocket change look as if it’s headed for the history books. But according to a 2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of...
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Feds Fine Takata $70 Million in Air Bag Recall Case

DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators fined Japan’s Takata Corp. $70 millionfor lapses in the way it handled recalls of millions of explosion-prone air bags that are responsible for eight deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. Regulators also ordered Takata to stop making the air bag inflators...
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5 Things Your Taxes Bought for the Pentagon in October

After the storm comes the calm. As the clock ticked down toward the end of the Pentagon’s fiscal year on Sept. 30, Defense Department acquisitions specialists rushed to shovel money out the door, awarding contracts left and right in the final days of September. By the time all...
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How to Avoid the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake

The most common estate planning mistake may surprise you. “The mistake actually isn’t part of the will and trust, said Dan Prebish, head of life services events at Wells Fargo Advisors, based in St. Louis. “It actually has to do with beneficiary designation.” Prebish said people sometimes fail...
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10 Best and Worst Deals at Walgreens

Founded in Chicago more than a century ago by Charles R. Walgreen Sr., Walgreens is now at the top of the drugstore chain with more than 8,200 U.S. locations. The store’s rise to dominance was built on good products with solid deals. But not everything in the drugstore...
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The Downside of Cheaper Gas

With gas prices down by more than $1 a gallon in the past year, Americans collectively are spending $350 million a day less at the gas pump than they were a year ago, says the American Automobile Association. But the drop in gas prices, along with a stronger...
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High-Tech Means Higher Sales for Many Small Retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent retailer may not look like the cutting edge of technology, but these small businesses increasingly turn to apps and sophisticated software to connect with customers. Small retailers use high-tech innovations to build relationships with customers; they often can’t compete with big chains...
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6 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Meals

The cost of food over the holiday season may be among your biggest expenses through the end of the year. As you get busy making plans to entertain your guests and put together that holiday food shopping list, don’t overlook opportunities to pare down some costs of that...
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Everyone Loves Same-Day Delivery, Until They Have to Pay

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches. They want to offer customers the near-instant gratification that usually only comes with shopping in stores or via apps...
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