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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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Consumer Sentiment Soars to Pre-Recession High

Julie Jacobson/AP By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK -- U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey...Show More Summary

Pepsi and SodaStream Test-Drive a New Relationship

La Piazza Pizzeria/Flickr Two struggling carbonated beverage companies are coming together in a partnership that should help both. PepsiCo (PEP) and SodaStream (SODA) confirmed last week that a limited number of PepsiCo flavors will be made available for a limited time for SodaStream machines. It's shaping up to be a very limited trial. Show More Summary

Want Your Starbucks Fix Delivered? There's an App for That

Matt Rourke/AP By CANDICE CHOI NEW YORK -- After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. The Seattle-based company...Show More Summary

Your Early Holiday Present: Gas at $3 a Gallon -- or Less

AP By Krystal Steinmetz Filling up your vehicle with gasoline won't leave your pocketbook quite as empty these days. The price for regular gas has dropped to or below $3 a gallon at two-thirds of gas stations across the U.S., CNN Money...Show More Summary

Murky Labeling on Shrimp a Raw Deal for U.S. Consumers

Patrick Semansky/AP By CAIN BURDEAU NEW ORLEANS -- Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana...Show More Summary

Fed Keeps Key Rate at Record Low, Ends Bond Buying Stimulus

Michael Dwyer/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels. Show More Summary

3 Tax Issues Every Investor Must Factor in Before They Sell

shutterstock It's easy for investors to find advice on what investments they should buy. But when it comes to selling, many investors find themselves without much guidance, and navigating complex tax laws to make sure you don't make any big mistakes can be intimidating. Show More Summary

10 Brands of Baby Wipes Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

Paula Showen/Alamy Baby wipes being sold under 10 different brand names have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Nutek Disposables, according to a Food and Drug Administration press release. The concern is the possible presence...Show More Summary

IRA and 401(k) Changes Coming in 2015: Make the Most of Them

Getty Images Good news, savers: The Internal Revenue Service this month announced the amounts you can contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other retirement accounts for 2015. 401(k) Contribution Limit for 2015 You are younger than 50:Show More Summary

Walmart Doesn't Support Apple Pay and Here's Why

Mark Scheuern/Alamy By JAY YAROW Walmart (WMT) and Apple (AAPL) are in a bit of a tussle over Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system on the iPhone 6. Walmart is a leader of MCX, a group of merchants working on their own mobile payment system. Walmart isn't accepting Apple Pay right now. Show More Summary

New Wearable Fitness Tracker Debuts at Just $1 a Month It's about to get a lot cheaper to track your fitness activity, calories burned and sleep patterns. The Life Tracker 1 will begin shipping later this year, costing just $12 a year for the wristband hardware andShow More Summary

Last Week's Top Stock Movers: Flags Flew, Floors Went Down Plenty of stocks go up and down in any given week. The gainers inspire us to keep investing. The decliners keep greed in check while reminding us about the risks of the equity markets. Let's go over some of last week's best...Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: Tough Sell for Some Gadgets

3dsystems.com3D Systems made these sugar cubes with a 3-D printer There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a leading toy maker posting strong growth across its product lines and one of this year's most hyped smartphone rollouts struggling to connect with consumers. Show More Summary

Microsoft Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

AP file/Eric RisbergMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft (MSFT) sales soared 25 percent in the last quarter, largely from cloud computing. But sales of the Xbox, tablets, and Nokia smartphones also contributed to the strong performance,...Show More Summary

AMC Networks Enters Joint Venture to Run BBC America

David Buchan/Getty ImagesAMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan By Sudarshan Varadhan and Lisa Richwine AMC Networks has agreed to pay $200 million for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of theShow More Summary

10 Best Places to Retire on Social Security Alone

By Emily Brandon Stretching Social Security Payments The average Social Security benefit for retired workers was $1,294 a month at the end of 2013. A couple who each brought in this amount would have $31,056 in annual Social Security benefits. Show More Summary

Lease a Car for Less -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} Leasing a new car can be more expensive in the long run, but that doesn't mean a good short-term deal can't be found. Show More Summary

Dropbox Users: The Latest Possible Cyberattack Victims

PSL Images/Alamy By Steve Kovach Nearly 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords have been hacked, apparently via third-party services that hackers were able to strip the login information from. The Next Web was the first to notice the leak on a site called Pastebin, where hackers have already leaked about 400 accounts. Show More Summary

H&R Block Invests $3 Million in Teaching Teens About Money

Shutterstock In a new program dubbed the "H&R Block Budget Challenge," the world's largest tax services company is offering $3 million to help kids get smarter about money matters. As H&R Block (HRB) explains, "By learning strong budgeting...Show More Summary

How to Get a Judgment Off Your Credit Report

Getty Images By Nicholas Pell NEW YORK -- It happens to the best of us: you let an old debt get too far. No longer merely a collection, the debt has become a judgment. This means that a court has found against you and your debt is a matter of public record. Show More Summary

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