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Market Wrap: Wall Street Caps Wild Month with New Records

BSTAR Images/AlamyFriday's U.S. stock gains were driven by the Bank of Japan, which surprised investors by announcing it would significantly boost its bond and asset purchases to stimulate Japan's economy. By KEN SWEET NEW YORK (AP)Show More Summary

Flying Cash Stops Traffic on Highway as Drivers Chase Bills

Adam Korzeniewski/Alamy URBANA, Md. -- Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. Show More Summary

Frightful Finance: These Credit Cards Will Bleed Your Cash

Cassandra Hubbart/AOL Credit cards can be a powerful tool in the hands of debt-free consumers. For the millions of us who aren't as fortunate, the difference between a good card and a bad one could mean severe financial stress or even bankruptcy. Think of bad cards as anchors, piling on new debt as you struggle to make ends meet. Show More Summary

4 Chinese Internet Stocks That Are Better Bets Than Alibaba

Andy Wong/AP Alibaba (BABA) is the new belle of the dot-com ball in China. The e-commerce juggernaut pulled off a record initial public offering in September when it raised $25 billion on the way to becoming a public company. Analysts love Alibaba. Show More Summary

Week's Winners, Losers: Amazon On Fire, Walmart Fired On There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a payment platform taking on some criticism and the country's leading online retailer announcing a new gadget that will provide cheap video streaming. Here's a rundown...Show More Summary

This Hidden Health Care Cost Keeps Heading Higher

Valpazou Health insurance is one of the most important benefits that employees get from their jobs. Yet even as the growth of U.S. health care costs starts to slow, employers are increasingly taking steps to hold their benefit costs in check. Show More Summary

U.S. Consumers More Eager to Save Than Spend in September

Matt Rourke/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday consumer spending declined 0.2 percent last month as demand for goods tumbled and services barely rose. Show More Summary

Mom Wants Kardashian Kids Line Banished From Babies R Us

Bertrand Rindoff Petroff via Getty ImagesKim Kardashian, Kanye West and daughter North West attend the Givenchy show during Paris Fashion Week last month. Is the idea of a baby in diapers rocking a pleather miniskirt so she could beShow More Summary

Scary! Chocolate Prices Set to Rise as Sweet Tooths Multiply

Dan Goodman/AP By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy-makers have already warned of price hikes next year. Show More Summary

Walmart Wants You to Shop This Holiday Season, Starting Now

Sarah Bentham/AP By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK -- Walmart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen," starting Saturday. Show More Summary

11 Secret Ways to Save on Your Homeowners Insurance

Getty Images You know you need homeowners insurance, but what you may not know is how many different types of discounts that your carrier offers. According to, there are at least 11 types -- and chances are, most will be...Show More Summary

How Much Interest Will You Pay in Your Life? You'll Be Appalled

Getty Images Back in August, the USDA released its annual report on the cost of raising a child. This year's big, scary number? $245,000. Well, now we have an even bigger, scarier number: $279,000. That, according to a new tool produced...Show More Summary

8 Ways to Save for the Holidays in the Next 8 Weeks

altafulla/Shutterstock Are you ready for all the expenses that come with the holidays? Let's make it a little less stressful by looking at eight ways to save in the next eight weeks. 1. Trim Your Budget The quickest way to having more cash is to go through your budget and cut down on anything that's unnecessary. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: A Big Gain for Visa Lifts the Dow Higher

Alamy By MATTHEW CRAFT NEW YORK -- Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial averageShow More Summary

Is There Life After Kim Kardashian for Glu Mobile? Shares of Glu Mobile (GLUU) opened sharply lower on Thursday after it reported disappointing quarterly results. The mobile gaming company that raced into market fancy this summer as its "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game raced up the mobile apps charts is now going the other way. It seems like a monster quarter at first glance. Show More Summary

Chicken Recall for Salmonella Expanded to 16 States

www.kochfoods.comAn Antioch Farms product -- raw stuffed chicken breast breaded, boneless breast of chicken with rib meat a la Kiev -- was linked to salmonella. A recall of chicken contaminated with salmonella that at first appeared to be limited to Minnesota has been expanded to 16 states, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

Gerber Sued by FTC for Deceptive Claims About Baby Formula

Alamy Gerber, one of the biggest names in the baby food business, is being sued for deceptive advertising for claiming that one of its baby formula brands would prevent or reduce the risk of allergies when it had no scientific evidence...Show More Summary

Rate for 30-Year Mortgages Creeps Up, but Remains Below 4%

Lenny Ignelzi/AP WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent last week. Show More Summary

Sirius Earnings Analysis: By the Numbers

Getty Images for SiriusXM Radio service company SiriusXM Holdings (SIRI) reported a better-than-expected 9.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue on the back of strong US auto sales and a 1.2 million jump in paying subscribers so far in...Show More Summary

Walmart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals

Jacquelyn Martin/AP BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK -- Walmart Stores (WMT) is considering matching online prices from competitors such as (AMZN), raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer,...Show More Summary

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