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A Third of Holiday Spending to Happen Thanksgiving Weekend

Three-quarters of Americans who plan to buy holiday gifts this year will be shopping over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Some have already begun their searches for the perfect gift, ...
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The Week’s Top Homes: A Place with Snap! Crackle! Pop! and a $45 Million Mansion

Even though most of us cannot afford to do any more than look at pictures of multi-million homes, there are a lot of us who like to do so. After ...
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5 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holiday Season

While most people have their minds on holiday shopping, the season can be a good time to shop for a new home. Shopping malls can be crowded and e-commerce sites ...
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2017 Data Breaches Approach 1,200 Incidents

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 1,171 data breaches recorded this year through November 15 and that nearly 172 million records ...
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51 Million Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving

There are more Americans expected to travel more than 50 miles from home to celebrate Thanksgiving this year than at any time since 2005 and up 3.3% compared with the ...
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25 Busiest Airports During Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is the busiest travel time of the year. Airport crowds are massive and those flights get more expensive for every day you wait. If you haven't ...
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55% of Holiday Shoppers Will Check Amazon First for Best Price

Holiday shoppers have become so used to low prices that it almost seems as if that's really just the price retailers have to pay for a seat at the table. ...
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Why Americans Are Investing in Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency known as bitcoin has had a pretty solid run so far in 2017, up more than 600% for the year to date. Bitcoin's price topped $7,600 earlier this ...
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The Number of Global Millionaires Keeps Growing, but Millennials May Be Left Behind

Maybe there is never a bad time to be a millionaire. And there are now more millionaires than ever, according to the Credit Suisse 2017 Global Wealth Report. In the ...
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Pay Raises Scarce Last Year

If you have received a pay raise in the past 12 months, you're one of the lucky ones. More than half (52%) of U.S. workers got no salary increase in ...
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Peer-to-Peer Lending ‘Predatory’ Says Cleveland Fed: UPDATE

UPDATE: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has taken down the original story on which our report is based. Here is the message the bank has inserted in place of ...
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Small Business Optimism Runs Into Risks on Hiring New Employees

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has released its October Small Business Optimism Index, showing that optimism remained at lofty levels. In fact, the index rose to 103.8 from ...
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12 Tips on Things to Do Before Listing Your House For Sale

Selling your home is a bit more complicated than deciding to sell it and then hammering a "For Sale" sign into the front yard. At least, it's more complicated if ...
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10 US Cities With Skyrocketing Home Values

If you've been paying attention to the real estate market for the past few years, you already know the cities where home prices are rising fastest. They would be San ...
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Mortgage Payments Rising Faster Than Home Prices

Over the past year, U.S. home prices have risen about 6% as the housing market recovery continues. One of the main reasons for the increase has been low inventory of ...
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