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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery

The United States Postal Service plans to announce it is suspending regular Saturday letter delivery in an effort to save money.
Posted In: mail, post office, U.S. Postal Service

Dell reaches $24.4 billion deal to go private

Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
Posted In: Dell, Microsoft

Justice Department sues S&P over securities ratings

In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.
Posted In: S&P, credit rating, financial crisis

Twitter shines as lights go out at Superdome

A dark moment in football history is turning out to be a bright spot for social media.
Posted In: Twitter, ads, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

The open house is back -- and so are the 'lookie-loos'

Resurgent home sales are a boon for those who like to tour open houses for fun.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.
Posted In: Pentagon, furlough, defense

Short on tax revenue, Atlanta counties sue HSBC

The housing crash not only touched off a wave of foreclosures, it torpedoed property values and the taxes cities and counties collect off them. But some localities are fighting back in an effort to reverse their budget shortfalls.
Posted In: HSBC, foreclosure, Atlanta, financial crisis

'Tebowing,' 'Linsanity'...and now 'Kaepernicking'

The 49er QB looks to trademark the name of his signature move, but is it worth it?
Posted In: Sports, Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Super Bowl, trademark

Is the dollar menu good for McDonald's bottom line?

Cheap food draws customers, but also cuts into profits.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, Arby's

Donated deer meat falls at Georgia food banks

Tough economy has more hunters keeping more of their take for themselves.
Posted In: donations, food banks, venison, deer, meat, hunting

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