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Rising Food Prices Give Shoppers Indigestion

Alamy This is prime barbecue season, and most of the main ingredients for a backyard banquet are soaring in price. Beef, ribs and chicken -- as well as the lettuce, tomato and other secondary goodies that make the meal -- all cost a lot more than they did last summer. Show More Summary

Bear & Son: Honing a Knife-Making Tradition in Alabama

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How a Teetotaler Unleashed America's Craft Brew Revolution

MaxyM/Shutterstock America's craft brew industry is booming. Domestically produced styles like India pale ale, American wheat beer and imperial stouts are so popular that they're even making an impact in strongholds of traditional brewing like Germany. Show More Summary

Beware the Dangers of Social Media Lifestyle Inflation

Alamy When I was growing up, it was a cliche that older people had had it so much tougher when they were young. After all, they had to walk miles and miles to school. Sometimes in the snow, or uphill (both ways), depending on how much they wanted to exaggerate. Show More Summary

How to Get Free WiFi Anywhere, Anytime -- Savings Experiment

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Existing Home Sales Rise to 8-Month High

Michael Dwyer/AP By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday existing...Show More Summary

Stocks Seen Rising on Earnings, Tame Inflation Data

Richard Drew/AP By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK -- U.S. stock index futures rose Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation data was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine. U.S. consumer prices rose in June...Show More Summary

Consumer Prices Pump Up on Higher Cost for Gasoline

Danny Johnston/AP By Lucia Mutikani Consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the overall trend continued to point to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures. The Labor Department said Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last month after May's 0.4 percent gain. Show More Summary

McDonald's Profit Falls on Weak U.S. Sales

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Lisa Baertlein and Shailaja Sharma. McDonald's (MCD) quarterly profit slipped about 1 percent as comparable sales in its struggling U.S. business fell, hurt by lower consumer traffic. The...Show More Summary

Coca-Cola Quarterly Profit Falls 3% on Charges

Wilfredo Lee/AP By Siddharth Cavale Coca-Cola (KO) reported a 3 percent fall in quarterly net profit due to restructuring of its juice operations in Russia and the separation of its Brazilian bottling operations last year. The company's...Show More Summary

Apple Suppliers Gear Up to Offer Larger Screen iPhones

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Mridhula Raghavan Apple (AAPL) has asked suppliers to manufacture 70 million to 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production...Show More Summary

How Early Withdrawals Can Tax Your Retirement Savings

Cathy Yeulet/Getty Images By Emily Brandon Taking money out of your 401(k) before age 59½ typically results in taxes and penalties on the amount withdrawn. Investors who take early withdrawals also miss out on the tax-deferred...Show More Summary

6 Essential Money Moves for People with Variable Incomes

Domen Colja/Getty Images One of the thrills of being an entrepreneur -- one that also goes along with jobs that pay commissions and bonuses -- is the feeling that the sky is the limit on your potential earnings. But sometimes, it can...Show More Summary

When the Bank Error is NOT in Your Favor, Call the CFPB

NiroDesign/Getty Images Have you ever been trapped in a bank's call center maze? Your bank made a mistake, and you called to get it fixed. It took you five minutes just to speak with a human being. But unfortunately that person couldn't help. Show More Summary

Weak Earnings, Ukraine Tensions Weigh on Stocks

AP/Richard Drew NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro (HAS) fell 3 percent Monday after the...Show More Summary

Moms and Dads Attaching More Strings to Paying for College

zimmytws/Shutterstock More parents are behaving like business executives when it comes to helping to finance their children's college education: They're open to putting in some cash, but they want to know what the return on their investment...Show More Summary

How to Cut Your Summer Electric Bill Now

Getty ImagesA programmable thermostat can help control the temperature in your home, allowing your air conditioner to work less, so you can pay less. By Abby Hayes You don't have to replace your entire air-conditioning system to lower your summer electric bills. Show More Summary

The Momentum Is With American Manufacturing Again

Corbis By Bill Greiner, Forbes contributor For the last three years, manufacturing activity has been growing more rapidly than the gross domestic product. This is the first time this has happened in more than 50 years. I believe theShow More Summary

The Secret 770 Account: What It Is, Why You Should Have One

Shutterstock For at least the last few years, the Internet has been abuzz about the "secret 770 account" that you simply must make a part of your investing strategy. Well, it's not a secret -- but it should be in your portfolio. In this case, "770" refers to the section of the tax code covering funds inside a life insurance policy. Show More Summary

Verizon's Rewards Program: It Wants to Get to Know You

Alamy By PETER SVENSSON NEW YORK -- Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to...Show More Summary

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