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Avoid These Budget-Busting Triggers -- Savings Experiment

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Amazon Tightens Rules on Prime to Stifle Clever Sharing

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Comcast Speeding Up Its Discounted Internet Service

Alamy By TALI ARBEL WASHINGTON -- Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online. Comcast (CMCSA) created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal. Show More Summary

Factory Orders Rebound Strongly in June, Rise 1.8%

Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via APAn employee works at John Deere Dubuque Works in Dubuque, Iowa. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded strongly in June on robust demand for transportation equipment...Show More Summary

Is Your Office Too Cold? Blame Men

Getty Images By Kalyeena Makortoff Complaints about cold offices finally have some basis -- it's likely your male colleagues are to blame. According to a new research by Maastricht University, the standard used to determine the ideal...Show More Summary

5 Things Your Taxes Bought for the Pentagon in July

Getty Images After laying out more than $30 billion on military equipment and services contracts in June, the Department of Defense dialed back the spending last month, holding total outlays (not counting servicemembers' salaries and benefits) to just $26.5 billion. How do we know this? Let's give credit where credit is due. Show More Summary

Verizon Deal With HBO: Another Reason to Cut Cable

Mel Evans/AP By Krystal Steinmetz Verizon's 100 million broadband customers now have the option to sign up for HBO Now, the premium network's stand-alone streaming service. The new partnership is providing some consumers with an attractive...Show More Summary

Auto Sales Strong in July on SUV, Luxury Car Demand

AP By DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT -- American drivers want to get noticed again. SUVs and luxury vehicles are selling fast, defying recession-era predictions that Americans would downsize and stop flaunting their wealth. Luxury sales were...Show More Summary

Auto Sales Crimp Consumer Spending; Inflation Muted

Alan Diaz/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer spending in June advanced at its slowest pace in fourth months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter. But...Show More Summary Willing to Spend Money to Make Money, CEO Says

Shin Woong-Jae/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesEmployees of work and comics super heroes characters are displayed on the wall at headquarters in Montclair, N.J. team named its system after super hero characters...Show More Summary

How to Waste Less Food, Money

Getty ImagesReducing waste can start with organizing your fridge. By Jon Lal Do you ever find you're throwing away uneaten or rotten food every week? You're not alone; the government estimates food waste adds up to over $900 per household...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know First About Taking on New Credit

Alamy NEW YORK -- Hardly a day goes by that you don't get offers for new credit in your mailbox. And while the offers can be attractive, with great perks, low introductory rates and free balance transfers, that doesn't mean that you should jump at every offer of a new credit card. Show More Summary

What Will Your Summer Vacation Really Cost You?

Getty Images Summer is a popular time to travel. Kids are out of school, making it an ideal time to be a tourist. Many seasonal attractions are only open during this peak travel season. You don't have to be a Griswold to enjoy an unforgettable...Show More Summary

You May Be Getting Shortchanged on Your Credit Card Rewards

Craig McBeath/Alamy By Lisa Gerstner Devotees of rewards credit cards, take note: You may not be getting your full allotment of points for purchases made through third parties. Such transactions, which may include those made throughShow More Summary

5 Reasons Not to Retire Early

AlamyEarly retirement can become boring if all your friends and relatives are still working. By David Ning Early retirement is a long-term goal that requires discipline and perseverance. But hitting a desired number in your retirement accounts doesn't mean you are ready to walk away from your job. Show More Summary

Extended Slump in Oil Taking Toll on Industry, Economy

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesAn oil refinery in Big Springs, Texas. As crude oil prices have fallen globally, many American communities that became dependent on oil revenue are preparing for hard times. By JONATHAN FAHEY NEW YORK -- AsShow More Summary

5 Ways Medicare Has Changed in 50 Years

APIn this photo from July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law while former President Harry S. Truman, right, observes during a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. By Emily Brandon It has...Show More Summary

Employment Costs Post Smallest Gain on Record in 2Q

J. Scott Applewhite/APA worker rolls out dough as she constructs pastries in the bay window at Ted's Bulletin, a Capitol Hill restaurant in Washington, D.C. By Lucia Mutikani U.S. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest...Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: iPhone Rings, Disney Disconnects

APNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the leading smartphone maker winning over a welcome yet controversial convert and a popular European theme park possibly discriminating on pricing. The iPhone -- Winner You may not think that there are any winners in the NFL's "Deflategate" scandal. Show More Summary

The Real Story Behind Annuity Taxes

In today's complex world of tax treatment on investments, annuities are anything but transparent. Taxes can vary depending on what investment vehicle is purchased and how it's structured-not all are treated equally. There are some guidelines which can help alleviate the complexity of understanding how annuities are taxed. Show More Summary

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