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The economics of New Year's resolutions in the time of omicron

Dec 29, 2021
“Fresh starts” are planned annually, but this year, COVID-19 is helping to shape the resolutions people make.
As the pandemic stretches into its third year, New Year's resolutions may have to be more flexible.
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The White House was busy while you weren't looking

Jan 3, 2018
President Trump issued a slew of regulatory rollbacks over the holidays.
President Donald Trump cuts red tape tied between two stacks of papers representing the government regulations of the 1960s, left, and the regulations of today at the White House on Dec. 14, 2017.
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One band's $1.2 million ticket to play the Rose Parade

Dec 30, 2015
With 716 members, the Texas squad is the U.S.'s largest high school marching band.

Champagne wishes and hangover-cure dreams

Jan 1, 2015
With New Year's Eve in the rear-view mirror, we tackle a timely topic: Hangover cures

They put the digits in New Year's glasses

Dec 31, 2014
Inventors came up with glasses for New Year's 1991 but market was eventually flooded with knockoffs.

Cosmo and CoverGirl team up on New Year's Eve

Dec 8, 2014
Expect to witness "experiential advertising" while waiting for the ball to drop.

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Watermelon Oreos: A reason to remember 2013?

Dec 31, 2013
As we close out the year, we say goodbye to industry-changing successes like "Breaking Bad" and to new products no one wanted, like Watermelon Oreos.

The tech behind the New Year's Eve ball drop

Dec 31, 2013
The big event is more sophisticated than you think.

Controlling your weight, and your finances

Jan 2, 2012
There's a lot in common with money management and losing weight. Robert Brokamp, a certified financial planner, walks us through how he lost 25 pounds -- and why the same approaches work for paying off debt.