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What Tipping Says About Us

Filed under: Restaurants, Consumer Issues CareyHope It’s just like your mom told you about dates: You can tell a lot about someone from how they treat (and tip) the waiter or waitress. “How you tip says a lot about who you are,” Steve Dublanica, author of two best-selling books on waiting tables, wrote in “Keep the Change.” “It reveals your ...

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By Freezing Off Flab, CoolSculpting Is Heating Up

Filed under: Company News, Market News, Investing PeJo/Shutterstock If January is about making New Year’s resolutions, February has to be about breaking them — or cutting corners to make things happen. Along comes Zeltiq Aesthetics (ZLTQ) — one of the market’s hottest stocks after soaring eightfold over the past two years — ready to help dieters shake off some of ...

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Consumers’ View of Economy Slips From 11-Year High

Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, Economy, This Built America Lynne Sladky/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in February from an 11-year high amid worries over slowing economic growth, suggesting a recent weakness in spending might last for a while. The ebb in sentiment came despite strong job gains over the last three months, signs of ...

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Robots Have Big Role in New Amazon Fulfillment Center

Filed under: Amazon.com, Retail, Shopping, Internet, This Built America Ted S. Warren/APWorkers operate forklifts along a row of inventory shelves Friday, during a media tour of the new Amazon.com fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. DUPONT, Wash. — Robots do a lot of the heavy lifting at the new Amazon.com (AMZN) fulfillment center, helping 500 human employees fill orders for the ...

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To Combat Fraud, Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

Filed under: Identity Theft, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Ripoffs & Scams, Financial Education Patrick Semansky/AP By KEN SWEET NEW YORK — Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $ 200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The ...

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Market Wrap: S&P Sets Record, Nasdaq Hits 15-Year High

Filed under: Energy, Market News, European Union, Oil & Gas Industry Richard Drew/AP By Sinead Carew NEW YORK — The S&P 500 index closed at a record high Friday, as energy shares gained with oil prices, while the Nasdaq composite index hit a 15-year high helped by technology stocks. Equities rallied this week after a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and ...

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How to Protect Your Aging Parents From Financial Scams

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Consumer Issues, Consumer Protection, Junk Mail and Telemarketing, Ripoffs & Scams Worrying about your parents getting taken in by financial scams may not be the first concern that comes to mind as they approach their senior years — but keeping an eye out for such scams should definitely be high on that list. According to new ...

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6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Retire Early

Filed under: Retirement, Early Retirement, Retirement Living By Jeff Rose Early retirement is a dream for those who don’t like their job. But as tempting as early retirement might be, it’s not always the best option. Retiring early could obviously have a negative impact on your finances, but also on your social life and even your health. Here’s why it’s ...

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Should You Ever Pay Your Significant Other’s Debt?

Filed under: Family Money, Marriage Alamy By Stephanie Faris When it comes to relationships, love doesn’t always conquer all. Financial matters have the ability to cause friction in an otherwise happy couple, leading to repeat arguments that can eventually kill the relationship. Studies have shown that married couples that argue about money are more likely to divorce, even if the ...

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Coupons.com, RetailMeNot May Be Bargains Themselves

Filed under: Company News, Technology, Earnings, Retail, Investing NetPhotos/Alamy It’s probably poetically fitting that two of the leading providers of online coupons continue to get cheaper. Shares of Coupons.com (COUP) and RetailMeNot (SALE) opened sharply lower on Tuesday after posting their latest quarterly results. It wasn’t pretty in either camp. Coupons.com kicked things off Monday afternoon with its brutal report ...

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