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Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. Obama's order will reshape how the feds prioritize deportations of undocumented workers, shielding an estimated five million of them from being kicked out of the country. Show More Summary

Ask the Readers: Where can you get a last-minute seasonal job?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expected to be much better than in recent years. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart notes a little hypocrisy in the GOP backing private land seizure for the Keystone XL pipeline

Warning: Jon Stewart is going to be talking about eminent domain and a Supreme Court case in the clip below. If that sounds a little dry and boring for a Friday (it isn't), you might be more interested in his takedown Thursday night of Sen. Show More Summary

Girls on Film: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay isn't an action movie. It's a war movie.

After two widely-acclaimed installments, the tenor has changed in the first reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The long-beginning of Katniss Everdeen's final fight, like Harry Potter and Twilight, has been broken into two parts — and not everyone is happy with the decision. Show More Summary

9 Ways to Deal With Debt in Retirement

Getty Images By Morgan Quinn What do you want to do when you retire? I'm guessing paying down debt isn't on your short list. Unfortunately, for many Americans it is. Mortgages, credit card debt, student loans and supporting elderly parents are affecting the retirement plans of many baby boomers. Show More Summary

The dangerously childish morality of liberal ObamaCare supporters

When the Iraq War was a live issue in American politics, some of the supporters of the war made the following strange argument: Saddam Hussein was a bloodthirsty dictator; he had jails where opponents of the regime were tortured and killed. Show More Summary

E-Gift Cards Gain Popularity, Especially for Millennials

Geography Photos/UIG/Getty Images By Ellen Chang Electronic gift cards are surging in popularity, especially among millennials as the options to personalize have increased. Since 2010, 59 percent of gift cards are now available electronically, up 18 percentage points from four years ago, according to a new report. Show More Summary

It's official: The religious right is calling it quits

What a difference 10 years can make. In the weeks following George W. Bush's re-election to the presidency in November 2004, with exit polls saying that the election had been decided by voters who were moved primarily by "moral values," the religious right felt giddy. Show More Summary

For Older Investors, Gold Doesn't Seem to be Aging That Well

jupiterimages By Chris Fichera Investors hold gold for any number of reasons: inflation hedge, portfolio diversifier, risk reducer. Some do for fear of a collapse of our global financial system. Whatever the reason, few gold bugs likely feel good about the yellow metal's slide to a nearly 4½ -year low at around $1,150 an ounce. Show More Summary

Uber, and the growing threat of corporate surveillance

Since the Snowden leaks in mid-2013, there has been a roiling debate about potential abuse from the surveillance state. This eventually sparked a bill to reform the National Security Agency, which was recently filibustered in the Senate by terror-baiting demagogues. Show More Summary

Hand Soap Could Cause Liver Cancer, New Study Says

Svanblar/Shutterstock A common antimicrobial agent called triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through mechanisms also relevant to humans, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine...Show More Summary

Read This to Maximize Your Rewards and Cash Back This Holiday Season

Tis the season for shopping, and for most of us that means swiping some plastic. Did you know that choosing the right credit card for your purchases is more important than ever during the holiday season? This is when you spend more than you usually do, which means that you can rack up more rewards...

Amazon's Plan to Take Over Your Holiday Wish List This is shaping up to be an interesting shopping season for (AMZN). Analysts are holding out for another quarter of resilient growth. Wall Street pros see the leading online retailer's sales topping $29.8 billion,...Show More Summary

9 Secrets Your Life Insurance Agent Wants to Hide from You

jupiterimages We would like to think of life insurance agents as trusted advisers whose only aim is to get us the right coverage. But the nature of life insurance -- and the job of life insurance agents -- makes them something close to our natural enemy. One easy way to prevent being taken advantage of is to find an independent agent. Show More Summary

Would You Rather… The Joneses Edition

Welcome to Friday, hustlers. You know how everyone’s always talking about “keeping up with the Joneses,” and how it’s best to not compare yourselves to others? Well, this Would You Rather we’ve got for you today will test you on just that ;) I reckon most of you will vote the financially smart way considering you’re on this site, but do try to answer this […]

Rare -- and adorable -- baby okapi born at Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is celebrating a first: The birth of a healthy, rare baby okapi. The yet-to-be-named male was born November 6, tipping the scales at 40 pounds. The baby's mother, Tulia, is relishing her role as a mother, the Houston Chronicle reports, and he is thriving. Show More Summary

Spain's richest woman, the Duchess of Alba, dies at 88

The Duchess of Alba, the richest women in Spain and a longstanding fixture on the gossip pages, died Thursday in Seville following a short illness. She was 88. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuary was a member of one of Spain's oldest noble families, with an estimated wealth of at least $753 million. Show More Summary

Watch this centenarian see the ocean for the first time

It took 100 years, but Ruby Holt finally saw the ocean. "I've heard people talk about it and how wonderful it was and wanted to see it, but I never had the opportunity to do so," she told The Associated Press. Holt spent her life in rural Tennessee, working on a farm and t-shirt factory while raising her children. Show More Summary

Woman with handgun arrested outside White House after Obama immigration speech

Maybe the Secret Service should make a public-service announcement about leaving your guns at home when you visit the White House. On Thursday night — a day after an Ohio man was booked outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with a rifle inShow More Summary

Call of Duty Exceeds $10Bn in Sales

More than the Transformers, The Hunger Games, Iron Man and The Avengers movie franchises combined

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