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Temporary Outage Of Visa Card Network Sunday

Posted: 04/01/2012 - A technical problem affecting the Visa network barred some people around the United States from using their credit and debit cards for about 45 minutes on Sunday, the company said.

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Best Buy To Close 50 Stores In Restructuring

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Electronics retailer Best Buy said Thursday it will close 50 big box stores in the U.S. and cut 400 jobs in corporate and support areas as it changes the focus of its operations to mobile.

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Kansas, Illinois and Maryland Tickets Share Lottery Jackpot

Updated: 03/31/2012 - Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world's largest such prize, a lottery official said Saturday.

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Few Minds Are Changed By Health Care Arguments

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The morning arguments before the Supreme Court had grown tense just as the lunch crowd was packing into the food court at a downtown Atlanta office complex to watch news coverage of the hearing.

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U.S. Travelers Say Fuel Prices Keep Them Closer To Home This Summer

Posted: 03/28/2012 - Whether traveling for business or pleasure this summer, rapidly escalating fuel costs — gas is now above $4 a gallon at many West Coast locations — will cause travelers around the nation to cut back on trips, according to a new survey by the nonprofit U.S. Travel Association.

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Consumer Sentiment Slips On Higher Gas Prices

Posted: 03/18/2012 - Consumer sentiment dipped in early March as rising gasoline prices pushed Americans' inflation expectations for the next year higher, a survey released on Friday showed.

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NC Businesses Along I-95 Tally Tolling Impact

Updated: 03/10/2012 - Opponents say plans to charge a toll on Interstate 95 in North Carolina will make it more difficult for businesses to quickly and cheaply ship goods up and down the highway.

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Here's Where The Gap Is Widest Between Rich, Poor

Posted: 03/10/2012 - There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the growing gap between rich and poor Americans. A new government report sheds light on where the gap is the widest.

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Layoffs Ease, But Hiring Is Still Sluggish

Posted: 03/10/2012 - Friday’s jobs data helped confirm that the worst of the recession-related layoffs have eased. Until employers begin shifting back to a solid pace of new hiring, though, most Americans will still have a hard time finding a new job.

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Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged

Posted: 03/09/2012 - U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in January to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession began. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force.

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Paychecks For Young Adults Getting Slimmer

Posted: 03/08/2012 - Young adults may be facing their own version of “The Hunger Games” when entering the workforce today because they’re probably going to be hungry for more money.

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IRS Software Glitch Delays Some Tax Refunds

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's new software system for handling electronic tax returns has experienced problems during the tax filing season, angering some taxpayers whose refunds have been delayed.

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Antennas Make A Comeback

Updated: 02/29/2012 - Shifting TV viewer habits have triggered a spike in rooftop antenna sales.

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Buffett Says He Was 'Dead Wrong' On Housing Market

Posted: 02/25/2012 - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett admits he was "dead wrong" with his prediction that the U.S. housing market would begin to recover by now, but he remains optimistic about the nation's economy.

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Salt Lake City Olympics Earmarks A Double-Edged Sword For Romney

Posted: 02/19/2012 - Mitt Romney oversaw a wide-ranging lobbying campaign to snare tens of millions of dollars in federal earmarks for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games at a time critics were charging the games had become a prime example of out-of-control “pork barrel” spending.

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