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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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Week's Winners, Losers: Authors Sign for Barnes & Noble

Nick Ut/APHillary Rodham Clinton has signed copies of her book for Barnes & Noble. There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the last major bookstore chain landing some star power to make its holiday sales ring up and a renter of movies and games on discs playing Grinch with a seasonally silly price hike. Show More Summary

Desperate for Cash? Tap Your Life Insurance Policy

Getty Images As a responsible young adult, you bought a life insurance policy to protect your family in case you died. But that was a couple of decades ago -- and you're still paying an annual premium. Now your situation has changed, and it may be time to re-examine some old decisions. Show More Summary

Why Retirees Now Have to Question the 4% Withdrawal Rule

Kzenon/Shutterstock By Jeff Brown Retiring? Go ahead, live it up! Travel, eat out, lavish your grandkids with gifts -- but not until you've embraced the latest thinking on the famous 4 Percent Rule. The 20-year-old rule of thumb tries to make sure your money lasts as long as you do. Show More Summary

To Avoid Identity Theft, Guard Those Nine Precious Digits

Alamy By Paul Sisolak According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year; and, with advancements in banking and web technology, that number is growing. Identity theft is aShow More Summary

Do You Own the Worst Investment in the Stock Market?

Alamy Though the hucksters and charlatans of Wall Street will argue the point, there is no such thing as a guaranteed winner when it comes to the stock market. However, some of the most popular exchange-traded funds are guaranteed to...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks Inch Further Into Record Territory

Spencer Platt/Getty Images By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- The stock market stayed at record levels Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from the world's central banks would help revive global economic growth. Stocks have surged since bottoming out in a slump that stretched from mid-September to mid-October. Show More Summary

Phony PayPal Accounts Used to Rip Off Online Sellers

shutterstock With all the warnings about scams collecting money from victims using Green Dot (GDOT) Money Paks or other reloadable debit cards, or a money transfer service like Western Union (WU) or MoneyGram, crooks have now turnedShow More Summary

Taylor Swift Tries to Take Down Spotify

Greg Allen/Invision/AP Taylor Swift has a lot of fans out there, but Spotify isn't one of them. Her new album -- "1989" -- is a smash. The country singer-turned-pop star's new record came out late last month, selling more copies in its debut week than any record in the past dozen years. Show More Summary

Are Supermarket Loyalty Programs Worth Your Privacy?

Noel Hendrickson By Paul Sisolak Supermarket loyalty programs combine the approach of old-fashioned couponing with our obsession to receive rewards and build up points, such as frequent flier miles, hotel rewards and gas rebates. However,...Show More Summary

256,000 More Decorative, Scented Candles Recalled

cspc.govDD brand 20-ounce decorative jar candle More than a quarter-million decorative, scented candles sold at the Hobby Lobby chain nationwide are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. This recall follows 29 incidents involving the surfaces of CoScentrix candles catching fire, the commission said. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: S&P 500 Ends at Record High on Merger Deals

Richard Drew/AP By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK -- The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high Monday as deal activity worth $100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession. Shares...Show More Summary

A Desperate Microsoft Strikes Back on All Fronts

Ted S. Warren/AP Microsoft (MSFT) used to be on top of the world. Windows dominated the computing experience. Office was the undisputed leader in productivity software. The Xbox 360 was this country's video game console of choice. A lot has changed in recent years. Show More Summary

The New Money Machine Driving Las Vegas: Club Life

Bryan Steffy/Clear Channel/Getty ImagesCalvin Harris at work in Las Vegas. The drive east out of Los Angeles on Interstate 15 is not very scenic. Once you pass the desert towns of Victorville and Barstow, a 360-degree panorama of sand,...Show More Summary

The Best Thing I Ever Bought for $20 or Less

By Christina Lavingia Sometimes it can seem like $20 doesn't buy much anymore. However, some purchases are far more valuable than their price tags suggest. We asked 15 personal finance experts and frugal living bloggers to share the best purchases they had ever made for $20 or less. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Hangs Up on Kim Kardashian's Spokesmodel Offer

Alexandra Wyman/WireImageKim Kardashian's love of BlackBerrys goes back years. Kim Kardashian's love for all things BlackBerry (BBRY) isn't going to turn into a spokesmodel gig anytime soon. BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he has nothing against Kimmy, who has trumpeted her love for the BlackBerry she uses for social media blasts. Show More Summary

N.Y. Mall to Fine Stores That Refuse to Open on Thanksgiving

APShoppers outside Macy's at the Walden Galleria. A mall near Buffalo, New York, is threatening to hit retailers who fail to open on Thanksgiving with fines of around $200 an hour. Home to over 200 stores, Walden Galleria is already taking flak for the move, with a mention on Boycott Shopping on Thanksgiving's Facebook page. Show More Summary

Sears Holdings' Proposed REIT Won't Right the Sinking Ship

shutterstock Sears Holdings (SHLD) has failed to impress investors as a growth stock in recent years, so now it's exploring a new income-producing corporate structure that could yield big dividends if it pans out. Shares of the parent...Show More Summary

Honda Widens Air Bag Recall After Malaysia Death

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images TOKYO -- Japanese automaker Honda Motor (HMC) expanded its recalls related to defective air bags Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year. The...Show More Summary

Unilever Sues Just Mayo, Claims Spread Isn't Real Mayonnaise

Left: AP/Eric Risberg; Right: Alamy For years, the main combatants in the Great Mayo Wars have been Hellmann's, Miracle Whip and maybe Duke's. But the battlefield recently expanded to include Just Mayo, a San Francisco startup that's...Show More Summary

Colonial Mills: Weaving the Future of U.S.A.-Made Textiles

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-944581{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-944581, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-944581{width:570px;display:block;} By Julia Halewicz There's a persistent...Show More Summary

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