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The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …

You Can Now Pre-order Canary's Slick Home Security Monitor for $199

Canary, the home security device that plays nicely with your smartphone to keep you up to date of happenings at home even while you’re not there, is now available to pre-order priced at $199.<p>While pre-orders were not expected to go live just yet, the company sent out a note to its Indiegogo backers …

So McCain Plays Games On His Phone When He's Bored; Do You?

We were <i>shocked, shocked</i> to see a photo taken by <i>The Washington Post</i>'s Melina Mara of Sen. John McCain playing poker on his phone during Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about whether to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.<p>The Arizona Republican and …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Ford recalling 370,000 Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Town Car models

<i>The Detroit News</i> is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regarding the lower intermediate steering shaft. 355,000 of the vehicles in question were sold in the US, …

New Suspension Generates Power From Bumps and Curves

Every time your car bounces or sways, energy is being lost to the ether, and two companies have developed a way to harness that energy to boost fuel …

Health Care Costs Are Still Rising Faster Than Workers Can Keep Up

According to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average annual premium for families and individuals increased to $16,351 and $5,884, respectively, in 2013. Both costs have risen more than twice as fast as wage growth (1.8%) and four times as fast as inflation (1.1%).<p>The big picture …

Health Care

Obamacare To Force Millions To Upgrade Insurance

Despite promises by President Obama that people can keep the insurance they have once Obamacare is in full effect, millions will have to upgrade their policies to meet the benefit standards laid out by the Affordable Care Act. The measure will be in full swing this January.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, …

Rodent fur 'in Mexican ketchup'

<b>Brazilian health officials have banned a batch of Mexico-made Heinz ketchup, after detecting traces of rodent fur.</b><p>The government said in a statement that it had banned all sales, distribution and marketing of the batch.<p>The Mexican authorities have launched their own inquiry, and have ordered an …

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This Is The Incredible Process Of Val Kilmer Transforming Into Mark Twain

Val Kilmer tweetmented (tweeted + documented) the makeup process he endures to turn into Mark Twain. It's pretty cool.<p>All photos from Val Kilmer's Twitter.

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

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Associated Press News

Chaffetz: Impeachment not off table

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s not taking impeachment off the table when it comes to President Obama’s handling of the attacks in Benghazi.<p>The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that the Utah Republican had called the handling of Benghazi an “impeachable offense,” and that he had vowed to keep …

Marketplace Fairness Act Adds Automation to Tax Confusion

On May 6, 2013, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA). If this legislation passes the House, it will require Internet-based businesses to collect state sales tax based on the shipping address for qualifying states. A state can qualify by simplifying its sales tax and providing …

How much tax Coloradans will actually have to pay on their marijuana

Last week, the Colorado state legislature passed four bills that, together, lay the groundwork for a grand experiment: the regulation of a large-scale market for recreational marijuana. The proposed taxes are especially interesting, because additional state revenue is an oft-cited benefit of …

The Anti-Gamble Retirement Plan

My job is to provide investment advice to tens of thousands of busy professionals, so I’ll admit to finding <i>all</i> talk of retirement compelling. But the recent PBS <i>Frontline</i> report, The Retirement Gamble, has captivated industry leaders, commentators, and everyday Americans alike.<p>The segment shed light …

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Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

In a changing truck market, is mastering the fundamentals enough?<p>Never mind that one in six full-size pickups calls the Lone Star state home. Forget that the Dallas–Fort Worth area alone buys more trucks than do most entire states. And ignore for a moment that the Chevrolet you’re reading about is …