May 28, 2012

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Happy Memorial Day. If you're ditching the barbeques and looking to shop, some retailers are hoping you'll head to your computer. We look at the growing trend of "summer hours" -- when employees work more from Mondays to Thursdays and…

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Retailers want online Memorial Day shoppers

May 28, 2012
You've heard of Cyber Monday in November. Well, retailers now want an online holiday for Memorial Day.

Is the airport pat-down coming to an end?

May 28, 2012
Maybe in the distant future. The Department of Homeland Security wants technology companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
A traveler undergoes an enhanced pat down by a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Denver International Airport in Denver, Colo.  The Department of Homeland Security wants tech companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
John Moore/Getty Images

Summer Fridays off are a growing job perk

May 28, 2012
A way for companies to sweeten benefits at little cost.

Libya's economy facing big challenges

May 28, 2012
Libya has delayed its elections in June. The political instability is creating economic uncertainty.

Miami hardware store swears off the penny

May 28, 2012
Miami Herald reporter Douglas Hanks on why a hardware store has decided to get rid of the penny and what it's done for business.
Miami Herald reporter Douglas Hanks on why a hardware store has decided to get rid of the penny.
Courtesy of Shell Lumber

Bailed-out Bankia stock takes a beating

May 28, 2012
Analysts say U.S. investors don't have much exposure to the Spanish bank.

Chasing marijuana users comes at too high a cost

May 28, 2012
Decriminalizing marijuana could help ease taxpayer burden.

Joel Stein on manliness and money

May 28, 2012
From joining the Marines to fighting a UFC champion, author Joel Stein took on the crucibles of masculinity and came away with some interesting personal finance insights.
From joining the Marines to fighting a UFC champion, author Joel Stein took on the crucibles of masculinity and came away with some interesting personal finance insights.
Courtesy of Joel Stein

The Latino vote surging in Texas

May 28, 2012
There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.

Happy Memorial Day. If you’re ditching the barbeques and looking to shop, some retailers are hoping you’ll head to your computer. We look at the growing trend of “summer hours” — when employees work more from Mondays to Thursdays and get Fridays off. A Miami hardware store is ditching the penny. Texas will soon hold its Republican primary. We explore the growing influence of Latino voters in the state. In Spain, officials are trying to figure out how to rescue one of its biggest banks. Libya is facing economic uncertainty ahead of its June elections. Here in the U.S., one commentator argues that it’s time to decriminalize marijuana. And author Joel Stein discusses manly investing.

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