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Market Wrap: Record Highs for Dow, S&P 500, Russell 2000

Charles Rex Arbogast/APTrading was light on Friday, with many people out shopping. By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, with both the Dow (^DJI) and S&P 500 (^GPSC)closing at records in a broad rally, though trading was light with many market participants still out for the Christmas holiday. Show More Summary

Will Texas Lead America's Journey to High-Speed Rail?

Shizuo Kambayashi/APA Texas firm plans to uses Japanese technology to build America's first high-speed rail line. By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas -- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a...Show More Summary

10 Things That Used to Cost Money but Are Now Free

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6 Ways to Cut Remodeling Costs Without Sacrificing Quality

Alamy Building an addition, finishing a basement, or updating a tired kitchen can add functionality and value to your home, along with making it more fun to live there. But these projects cost big bucks. The average cost of a modest family-room addition in 2014? $80,756. Show More Summary

The $65 Billion Tax Credit You Don't Have to Be Rich to Get

Getty Images It's almost tax time again, and before you know it, you'll be looking for every way you can find to cut your tax bill. All too often, though, many American taxpayers pass up available tax credits and deductions simply because they don't realize they're eligible. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Not to Join a Gym When Everyone Else Does

jupiterimages Don't let the headline deceive you. This is not an article that will provide you with excuses to sit in the recliner, eat chips and get fatter. It does not give you a list of reasons to avoid exercise. No, it gives youShow More Summary

Got a Gift That Just Isn't You? Be a Smart Returner

Jeff Greenberg/Alamy Now that all of the gifts have been unwrapped, you have three choices: use the present because you really do like it, put it in the back of the closet because you'll never use it but you may regift it next year,Show More Summary

Your Financial Checklist for Every Decade of Adulthood

Corbis Different seasons of your life call for different financial focuses. When you're young, you're in accumulation mode; as you age, your financial focus should be on preserving the money you've made. Wherever you fall on the age spectrum, here are the top financial moves you should make at every decade of life. In Your 20s Create a budget. Show More Summary

5 Factors That Surprisingly Don't Affect Your Credit Score

jupiterimages By Casey Bond By now, you're probably well aware of how important your credit score is to your financial well-being and likely do your best to dodge potential threats to that precious number. Late payments, hard credit inquiries -- you avoid them like the plague. Show More Summary

Hacker Claims Credit for Xbox, PlayStation Problems

Damian Dovarganes/AP Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox Live and Sony's (SNE) PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility, but the companies did not giveShow More Summary

In Nevada, Goats Help Recycle Christmas Trees

Marcella Corona/Reno Gazette-Journal/AP RENO, Nev. -- Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees. "They'll eat the pine needles and leaveShow More Summary

Market Wrap: 6th Straight Day of Gains

Matt Rourke/APA reduction in unemployment claims is good news. By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed flat in a short session on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to push major indexes to their sixth straight day of...Show More Summary

Air Bag Maker Takata Shuffles Executives, Cuts Their Pay

Shizuo Kambayashi/AP TOKYO -- Takata Corp., the Japanese maker of air bags at the center of massive recalls in the U.S. and elsewhere, said Wednesday that it was reshuffling its top executives, who plan to take pay cuts in response to...Show More Summary

How to Make the Most of After-Christmas Clearance Sales

Alamy By Donna Freedman The day after Christmas is a great time to shop, and not just for half-price wrapping paper. Savvy shoppers will be picking up items to use all year long: paper products, candles, non-holiday décor, storage containers, even sheets. Show More Summary

Decline in Oil Could Cost OPEC $257 Billion in 2015

Hasan Jamali/AP alling oil prices are giving a huge boost to the U.S. economy just in time for the holidays, and the reprieve from high gas prices doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon. But elsewhere around the world, the dropShow More Summary

AMC Theatres Is Hungry, Desperate and Brilliant

SG cityscapes/Alamy Theater operators have been struggling to draw young audiences, so AMC Entertainment (AMC) is turning to a smorgasbord strategy. The parent company of AMC Theatres is teaming up with Movie Pass to offer film fansShow More Summary

The Investment Fees You Don't Realize You're Paying

Getty Images By Kate Stalter Despite zealously monitoring the cost of items such gasoline, groceries and even wireless data plans, many Americans have no idea of the expenses in their investment accounts. According to a survey released...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Dow Breaks 18,000; S&P Sets Record, Too

Seth Wenig/AP By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow (^DJI) closing above 18,000 for the first time ever and the S&P 500 (^GPSC) ending at a record after an unexpectedly strong report on economic growth. The...Show More Summary

Super Saturday Shoppers Outpacing Black Friday

Damian Dovarganes/AP By Kate Rogers It's the final countdown for holiday retailers, as shoppers visit big box retail stores and malls for last-minute items as the clock has run out on shipping and online options. A big part of this trend includes Super Saturday last-minute shopping, which was this past Dec. Show More Summary

All They Want for Christmas Is a Drone

Francois Mori/AP By MAE ANDERSON Drones have taken off as popular gifts as novices have become just as interested in the devices as serious hobbyists. The demand has grown as the industry and government are working together to address...Show More Summary

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