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A New Tax Break for Married Couples

The IRS issues final rules detailing generous estate-tax break for millions of couples<p>You can’t take it with you, but it’s getting easier to leave it to your heirs.<p>The Internal Revenue Service recently released final rules detailing a generous estate- and gift-tax break for married couples who …

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Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car Culture Icon

As Americans’ fuel consumption drops, the iconic corner fill-up spot is fading fast. By Daniel Gross.<p>Say goodbye to the good old American gas station.<p>…

Burger King serving up better sales than McDonald's

Burger King reported a 1.4% increase in third-quarter revenue as the fast-food chain reported higher sales at home and in most markets abroad, …

A Chinese company is replacing 90% of its workers with robots

The South China Morning Post recently reported that Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology, a manufacturing company that produces electronics, plans to replace 90% of its 1,800 employees with machines in the near future.<p>The 200 employees not receiving pink slips will take on a new role — overseeing …

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Fiat Weighs IPO After Absorbing Chrysler

Italian auto maker Fiat SpA is working on a plan to buy full control of Chrysler Group LLC and then launch a U.S. share offering of the combined company to replenish its balance sheet, people familiar with the matter said.<p>Fiat is discussing financing with a group of investment banks including J.P. …

Bacon Prices Plummet After Hitting All-Time High

Bacon prices rose consistently for nearly five years, reaching an all-time high of $6.11 a pound in June 2014. But now they've finally started to drop.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest Consumer Price Index report, released Friday morning, showed that the price of a pound of bacon averaged …

Black burger battles: McDonald's Japan unveils dark burger to rival Burger King

The ongoing burger wars show no sign of slowing down globally.<p>McDonald's Japan kicked off a limited-edition black Halloween cheeseburger to counter Burger King Japan's Kuro burger, which was released in early September.<p>The McDonald's version includes two beef patties, yellow cheese, spicy yellow …

How To: Con a free meal from the drive-thru at McDonald's

Want a free meal at McDonald's restaurant? Forget those money-saving (supposedly) weekly coupons, that's nothing compared to an actual free meal. …

Which Tigers players will earn contract bonuses in 2015?

Bonuses are written into the contracts of veteran MLB players as incentives to get them to sign contracts, and are a way of protecting clubs from …