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Bitcoin Treasure Hunt Launched in San Francisco by Mystery Donor

If you missed out on the Hidden Cash treasure hunt last May,never fear. @SFHiddenBitcoin has arrived, transforming San Francisco into a gigantic bitcoins beta test. No one knows who is leaving the shiny bitcoin "wallets" around the city and posting tantalizing clues on Twitter. Show More Summary

After Market: Late Afternoon Rally Saves Wall Street's Week

Stocks traded lower for much of the session but made a late day comeback Friday, ending the week in positive territory as Wall Street got ready for earnings season to kick into high gear next week. The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI)...Show More Summary

Amazon Seeks FAA OK to Ramp Up Drone Delivery

AP By MAE ANDERSON NEW YORK -- Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent (AMZN) shares up nearly...Show More Summary

SEC Halts Trading in CYNK, a Mysterious Penny Stock

Getty Images By Everett Rosenfeld Federal regulators on Friday halted trading in CYNK Technology, the mysterious over-the-counter stock that ran from a few cents to over $21 in a month. The stoppage was ordered at 8 a.m. by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for an "extraordinary event," according to the OTC Bulletin Board. Show More Summary

U.S. Records $71 Billion Budget Surplus in June

J. Scott Applewhite/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The Treasury Department says the June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billion deficit in May. Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: Drones Soar, Cupcakes Fall Flat

Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press/Alamy There were plenty of winners and losers this week, including a fast-growing pastry shop that ran out of dough and had to shut its stores, and a maker of unmanned aircraft vehicles soaring after a blowout quarterly report. Show More Summary

Economists Sharply Cut Forecasts for U.S. Growth

Julie Jacobson/AP By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal...Show More Summary

Proof That Past Performance Really Doesn't Predict Future Results

Alamy "You're riding high in April, shot down in May." Frank Sinatra made that lyric famous in his hit song "That's Life" nearly 50 years ago. It applies to life and to investing your money with the so-called smartest guys on Wall Street. New research shows that strong performance by mutual fund managers is very hard to repeat year after year. Show More Summary

6 Little Changes You Can Make to Save Big Bucks

Sometimes, little things can make a big difference. When it comes to maximizing your budget, you don't need to get down and dirty with a spreadsheet and a calculator -- all you need to do is make smart decisions and handle your money wisely. Show More Summary

Cost Cuts Help Wells Fargo Boost Quarterly Profit

Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Peter Rudegeair and Tanya Agrawal Wells Fargo (WFC), the largest U.S. mortgage lender, reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit as cost cuts helped to make up for a slight fall in revenue. Net...Show More Summary

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

Solar Roadways/APInventors Scott and Julie Brusaw stand for a photo on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their company's business in Sandpoint, Idaho. By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS SPOKANE, Wash. -- The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. Show More Summary

U.S. Oil Boom Seen Further Eroding OPEC Market Share

Gregory Bull/AP By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Christopher Johnson LONDON -- Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, further...Show More Summary

The Risks of Spending Your Retirement Savings

Getty ImagesSpending your nest egg appropriately can be just as challenging as was saving it. By David Ning After years of saving up for retirement, there will come a time when you need to start spending your nest egg. Drawing down your assets in an appropriate way can be just as crucial to your retirement security as saving and investing. Show More Summary

I Married a Big Spender: What It Cost Me, and What I Learned

Madlen/Shutterstock By Yuri Cataldo, as told to Penny Wrenn In its Money Mic series, Learnvest hands over the podium to people with controversial views about money. Today, one man explains how a lopsided financial relationship with his...Show More Summary

So You Want to Get Rich Self-Publishing an E-Bestseller

www.seasonedwithlove.comRebecca Johnson uses this photo for the cover of one of her self-published books. They say everyone has a book inside them, maybe even the great American novel. The biggest hurdle besides talent, of course, has always been getting it published. Show More Summary

Whether You Seek Health or Wealth, the Keys Are the Same

Corbis We hear it all the time. Being in shape physically and financially is super-important. But aside from needing to be "healthy" in both areas, are there similarities in how we conquer each? Yes. Whether you're sweating it out at...Show More Summary

After Market: Portuguese Debt Worries Echo on Wall Street

Eurozone debt problems reared their ugly heads again Thursday, causing jitters on Wall Street. The focus this time was on Portugal -- the P of the much-troubled PIIGS nations -- and whether its largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo, is going to default on its debt. Show More Summary

What Google's Acquisition of Songza Really Means The digital music industry got a little more interesting last week when Google (GOOG) announced that it would acquire streaming app developer Songza. Terms of the deal weren't made public, but some reports indicate that the search engine giant is paying $39 million for Songza. It's not a big deal on paper. Show More Summary

Are You Cool Enough to Get a Magnises Card? By Christine DiGangi Here are some questions you don't normally see on a credit card application: Where did you go to school? Where are your favorite places to dine out and shop? What do you like to do for fun? In short:...Show More Summary

Can Taco Bell Cook Its Way Out of Last Place? The munchers have spoken, and Taco Bell isn't going to like what it's hearing. A recent Consumer Reports poll asked its readers to chime in with their opinions on the quality of signature items at leading fast food restaurants. Show More Summary

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