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Moody's Retains America's AAA Credit Rating

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Tuesday was the deadline; Congress and the Senate crossed the finish line on the final day. Here's the immediate financial impact of their political decision.

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Stocks Get Boost From Jobs Data

Posted: 07/07/2011 - U.S. stocks were solidly higher Thursday as investors cheered the release of two stronger-than-anticipated reports on the jobs market.

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EBay Snaps Up 'Pay by Phone' Provider Zong

Posted: 07/07/2011 - Want to charge your virtual cow purchases to your mobile phone bill? You'll soon be able to, thanks to an acquisition deal eBay announced Thursday.

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White House Launches $70 Million Robotics Initiative

Posted: 06/29/2011 - Robots working alongside people will be one of the futuristic job waves yet to come in the economy. That's why the Obama Administration is pumping so much money into the idea.

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IMF Offices Rife with Office Romance, Sexual Harrassment

Posted: 05/20/2011 - And the organization's former leader, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has faced charges of sexual misconduct in the past -- both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2008 the IMF found that he had not broken any rules by sleeping with a female employee.

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First-time Unemployment Claims Drop Again

Updated: 05/19/2011 - The number of people filing for first-time unemployment claims drops sharply for 2nd straight week to 409,000, the government says.

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Putting Your Tax Refund to Good Use

Posted: 05/09/2011 - If you're one of the thousands of Americans who overpaid your tax obligation, you can look forward to your refund from Washington. The average federal tax refund is nearly $3,000 according to the IRS. That's a good chunk of change. So what should you do with it?

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Soaring Gas Prices Hurt Kansas' Small Businesses

Posted: 05/05/2011 - But crude oil finally closed at below $100 a barrel for the first time in weeks Thursday, dropping nearly $10 per barrel in one day. Experts say the prices for gasoline may have peaked.

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Price Of Coffee To Climb

Posted: 04/27/2011 - Consumers got a jolt this week with news that the price of coffee was hovering near $3 a pound, the highest price in more than three decades, forcing many coffee houses to consider raising prices or cutting services.

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Gold Tops $1,500 For the First Time

Posted: 04/20/2011 - The next major event for the gold market is the May deadline for the government to raise the debt ceiling, according to experts.

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Highland Park Students Go To "Reality U"

Posted: 04/06/2011 - Quest, and Communities in Schools of Kansaas joined forces to teach financial literacy in real-life scenarios at the high school Wednesday.

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