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A look at this year's holiday shopping numbers

Dec 24, 2012
According to the NPD Group, shoes rank among the top sellers this holiday season.
Posted In: shoes, holiday shopping
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Health, drugs and rock 'n' roll

Dec 20, 2012
A new study out today confirms what parents already know: Don't let your babies grow up to be rock 'n' roll stars.
Posted In: Music
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GM execs can use corporate jets again

Dec 19, 2012
Under its bailout terms, GM was banned from owning corporate jets. Now that U.S. government has announced its selling its remaining GM shares, that ban will be lifted.
Posted In: corporate jets, GM
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Sales of armored kids' backpacks have tripled since Friday

Dec 18, 2012
A company in Salt Lake City makes lightweight body armor and armored backpacks with Avengers and Disney logos.
Posted In: Newtown, guns, Michigan
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Americans divided on what Newtown shootings reflect

Dec 17, 2012
A Pew survey asked Americans whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in Americans society or are just the acts of troubled individuals.
Posted In: Newtown
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The top places to work in the federal government

Dec 13, 2012
NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation among the best on the list.
Posted In: workplace, Jobs, NASA, FDIC
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Starbucks cards get $1,000 bids on eBay

Dec 11, 2012
The Starbucks Steel Card is a limited edition metal card that's like a debit card loaded with $400 worth of coffee and other items. It's selling for far more than face value.
Posted In: starbucks
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Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy
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A Long Island house, sans beach, for Goldman's Blankfein

Dec 7, 2012
Lloyd Blankfein has reportedly bought a home in Bridgehampton for $32.5 million. But don't expect a beach party.
Posted In: Lloyd Blankfein, Hamptons
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Bedbugs found in library books

Dec 6, 2012
With the discovery of bedbugs in old library books, maybe now you'll think about buying that Kindle e-reader.
Posted In: library, Books, bedbugs

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