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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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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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Lance Armstrong — THE WRECKED SUV PICS … From Alleged Hit and Run

WRECKED SUV PICS … From Alleged Hit & Run EXCLUSIVE TMZ Sports has obtained pics of the SUV that Lance Armstrong’s girlfriend Lance Armstrong allegedly smashed into 2 parked cars during a hit and run in Aspen, CO … and it’s as wrecked as his reputation.  As we previously reported, Lance initially let his girlfriend Anna Hansen take the fall with police ...

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Toddler rescued from claw machine at laundromat

Ben HooperMARYVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24 (UPI) — Firefighters in Tennessee freed an 18-month-old boy who climbed into stuffed animal claw machine while his grandmother’s back was turned at a laundromat. Latest News – UPI.com

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Don’t Hide From MBA Admissions Background Checks

Business schools aren’t trying to nail applicants on every application detail – they simply want to see that potential students are being truthful. ​Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, others randomly select a percentage of candidates and still others delve further ...

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One Simple Act Can Protect You From Credit Card Fraud

Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit, Personal Finance, Credit Cards Eric Audras/PhotoAlto By Matt Schultz Fourteen times a day. That’s how often the average Facebook (FB) user with a smartphone checks the social network, according to a 2013 International Data Corp. study commissioned by Facebook. Add all those visits up, and smartphone users spend about a half hour each day just ...

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From Big Dreams to Owning a Small Business

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons Ten years ago, Diane and John MacPherson were at a crossroads in their careers. After careful thought and planning, they decided to start their own small business and open a bed and breakfast across the country. Here’s how they made their dream a reality. The MacPhersons were living in Laguna Beach, California, and working “typical ...

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You Can Make Big Money from Those Annoying Telemarketers

Filed under: Consumer Ally, Junk Mail and Telemarketing Xiaojiao Wang/Shutterstock AT&T (T) became the most recent big company to settle a class action lawsuit filed by consumers alleging violations of a little-known federal law that can turn annoyance into cash. AT&T agreed to pay $ 45 million to resolve a case in which it was accused of making unauthorized automated ...

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