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Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.


New Dunkin' store features drive-thru for mobile orders, self-order kiosks

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:22:26 -0500

The new concept store in Quincy, Mass., includes a drive-thru just for mobile orders, in-store ordering kiosks and new employee uniforms.


Tiffany's holiday sales jump 8%, boosted by growth in China and Europe

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:26:40 -0500

Tiffany reported an 8% increase in net revenue during the 2017 holiday season. Total same-store sales were up 5%.


These 10 cool 2018 appliances will blow your mind!

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:40:43 -0500

You need to see this year's models before you buy anything else.


Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:30:13 -0400

A look at the top retailers that have announced store closings in 2017.


After 'monkey hoodie' scandal, H&M hires diversity leader

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:13:55 -0500

Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over a criticized ad.


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


What's hot at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:55:36 -0500


Detroit auto show: Cars get bigger to compete with SUVs, meet demand for roomier interiors

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:13:33 -0500

Passenger cars, crossovers and pickup trucks are rapidly growing in size as American preferences shift toward roomier rides.


See if your Sam's Club is closing. Here's the list

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:34:01 -0500

Stores across the country are being shuttered, with some states hit worse than others


New Alaska Airlines uniforms to be unveiled Thursday

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:50:26 -0500

Alaska Air says it worked hard to ensure safety, look of new threads. But the details remained a carefully guarded secret ahead of official unveiling.


Self-driving car helps monitor your health

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:22:22 -0500

Automotive seating manufacturer, Adient showed off its autonomous concept car at the auto show in Detroit. (Jan. 16)


This is the most important thing when it comes to paying off debt

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:02:09 -0500

Fixing finances is a popular New Year's resolution and there are ways to make it happen.


Walmart takes on opioid crisis, offering free solution to safely dispose of unused meds

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:15:43 -0500

Walmart says it will become the first national drug chain to offer a free disposal option at all its pharmacy locations.


4 reasons cryptocurrencies shed $304 billion in value in just 3 days

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:42:34 -0500

Virtual currencies are really testing the resolve of investors.


U.S. homebuilder sentiment slips; outlook remains positive

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:14:44 -0500

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable.


Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for about $2.8 billion

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:31:00 -0500

The affected brands include Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Nips.


See inside and all around our rented Tesla Model 3

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:12:10 -0500


Dogs get ready for the catwalk as canine fashion comes to Milan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:23:56 -0500


European car sales at highest level in 10 years

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:20:54 -0500

Car sales in Europe topped the 15-million mark for the first time in a decade in 2017, the fourth straight year of higher registrations.


Bank of America, boosted by consumer loan business, tops profit forecast

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:28:41 -0500

Bank of America's earnings topped forecasts and were helped by its consumer loan business.


How to leverage great credit without borrowing a dime

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:04:22 -0500

Find out how to use an excellent credit rating to optimize your life.


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:40 -0500

Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.


Breast cancer charities: Where to give — and where to avoid

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 22:05:51 -0400

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But not all do-gooders do the most good. We talk to watchdogs to see which spend your donations wisely.


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


Luxury brands surge in China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:02:26 -0500

Domestic sales of Gucci handbags and Chanel cosmetics, sluggish in China for years, rose at the fastest pace in over half a decade last year.


Bitcoin drops below $10,000; $30B value wiped in a day as cryptocurrency sell-off deepens

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:59:04 -0500

The world's largest cryptocurrency was trading at $9,958.31 at about 6:50 a.m. ET on Wednesday. The last time bitcoin fell below the $10,000 mark was November 30.


Detroit Auto Show: 5 new cars that lit up the event

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:24:09 -0500

These cars are the meat-and-potatoes of the auto industry


401(k) investors: Is Dow 26,000 a sign that stocks are getting risky?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:52:51 -0500

Its rapid rise this year has stirred fears that the stock market has entered the final 'euphoria' stage of the nearly 9-year-old bull market.


Career advice: Write a cover letter to get you hired in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:00:09 -0500

A well-written cover letter can still mean the difference between getting an interview or having a reader reject your application.


Federal payday lending rule could face repeal amid new battle

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:35:37 -0500

Critics say the rule locks needy borrowers in debt cycle, critics say the working poor have few other loan sources


Detroit Auto Show: The best cars, SUVs, pickups and concepts we've seen

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:18:50 -0500

Automakers from around the world are in Detroit introducing some stunning new cars, SUVs, trucks and concepts as well as updates of top-sellers.


Nuclear war, extreme weather top list of 2018 threats in global survey

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10:00 -0500

The most likely risks facing the world in 2018 include cyberattacks and environmental disasters, a new survey of global experts finds.


10 banks consumers complain about the most

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:29:37 -0500

The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.


Bitcoin slumps to $10,000 after losing half its value

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:05:51 -0500

Bitcoin slid to $10,000 on Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 1, leaving the cryptocurrency down by close to half from its peak hit last month.


5 fees never to charge in your small business

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:02 -0500

We all hate being nickel-and-dimed. Surprisingly, you’re often more likely to lose a customer over a small extra charge than a big fee.


Jeep Cherokee gets a new look

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:35:50 -0500


What if everyone in the world recycled?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:17:41 -0500

Experts say, not only would the world look a lot different but the recycling industry could add billions of dollars to the global economy.


15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:13:53 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


Lamborghini unveils Urus SUV

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:32:54 -0500


Top 5 large workplaces in technology

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:14:09 -0500

Fortune and Great Place to Work compiled a list of the top large workplaces in technology.


Harley-Davidson, other motorcycle manufacturers face big challenges in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:48:52 -0500

The motorcycle industry has been weak, and one financial writer has questioned whether Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich should be replaced.


McDonald's sets goal of recycling, 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:17:19 -0500

McDonald's wants to all of its customer packaging come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources and recycling available in all its restaurants.


U.S. industrial production rose 0.9% in December

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:16:18 -0500

U.S. industrial production rose 0.9% in December, pulled higher by a surge in utility output, another sign of health for the American economy.


10 home decor trends everyone will be obsessing over in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:47:36 -0500

It's easy and affordable to be on trend this year.


Giant 910-carat diamond mined in southern Africa kingdom of Lesotho

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:02:17 -0500

The gem is believed to be the fifth-largest ever recovered in world history


We rented a Tesla Model 3 from a new owner: Call it spartan, high-tech and compelling

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:19:26 -0500

The new Model 3 is a striking mid-priced sedan with 310-mile battery range and a spartan high-tech interior.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:01:28 -0500

What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.


Hyundai soups up looks of Veloster

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:15:48 -0500


These 7 deals on Amazon are almost too good to be true

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:17:18 -0500

Amazon has loads of great deals on all sorts of things, from cast iron pans and instant cameras to diaper bags and smart gadgets.


Bitcoin selloff deepens, digital currency now down 50% from recent peak

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:58:16 -0500

Bitcoin's freefall early in 2018 has now cut its value by 50% since its December peak.


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