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5 Packages That Will Replace Pay TV as We Know It

The traditional cable plan is dying. Here's what's going to replace it.<p>If you need proof that cable providers are feeling the heat from cord cutters, …

Pay-TV

8 Things We Already Know About the 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

Among other things, it looks like it will be a terrific holiday season for Apple, "Frozen," and workers seeking temporary jobs.<p>It’s still only …

eCommerce

How Student Loans Are Jeopardizing Seniors' Retirements

Old debts are haunting retirees, as the federal government goes after their Social Security checks for repayment.<p>It’s a rude awakening for a growing …

Retirement

The Surprising Feature Millennials Insist on When Buying a Home

Century 21 CEO Richard Davidson explains what young, single home buyers value in a new house.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and smartest …

Millennials

4 Reasons Why Bill Gross Leaving Pimco Is Such Big News

What you need to know about the Bond King's surprising departure.<p>It many not be LeBron leaving Miami, but on Wall Street, at least, it was arguably …

Investing

3 Credit Score Myths that Could be Costing You

These common assumptions could take big points off your FICO score—and leave you paying more on loans and credit cards.<p>If you’ve ever turned to the …

Personal Finance

3 Stupidly Simple Ways to Make Sure You Never Ever Pay ATM Fees

A new Bankrate report shows that the cost of using an out-of-network ATM is growing. Here's how to avoid those charges completely.<p>Using an ATM that’s …

Personal Finance

Here's What You Need to Know About the Pimco Stampede

$10 billion left mutual fund giant Pimco in one day after "bond king" Bill Gross announced his departure. Should you head for the exits too?<p>The <i>Wall</i> …

Investing

The Week in Review: Derek Jeter’s Last at Bat

After swinging 342,000 times for the same team, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter stepped up to the plate on Thursday night for the last time. For 20 …

Netanyahu Tells World Leaders ‘Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Monday against Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ claims that Israel was waging a “genocide” …

Israel

Ebola outbreak: Australia will not send health workers to west Africa

Australia will not send health workers to west Africa’s Ebola outbreak zones because there’s no way to get them home safely if they catch the disease.<p>Médecins Sans Frontières and World Health Organisation have urged the government to increase Australia’s contribution.<p>But the foreign minister, Julie …

Obama admits ISIS threat was misjudged as U.S. splits emerge

A week after U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria began, lawmakers continued to question President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the militant group ISIS, which he admitted in a televised interview Sunday was more powerful than the U.S. initially believed.<p>Echoing sentiments also expressed by James …

Obama says underestimated Islamic State; Qaeda says West will be attacked

BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage …

Buccaneers release cornerback Darrelle Revis

The Buccaneers have jettisoned claim over Revis Island, just one year after trading a first-round pick for the Pro Bowl defensive back.<p>The Buccaneers have released cornerback Darrelle Revis, according to the team. Revis was set to count $16 million against Tampa Bay's salary cap and was not a fit …

Sochi Winter Olympics: Now Even The Tracks Are Coming Up Short

Despite terrorist threats, unfinished construction and concerns over human rights abuses in Russia, the Sochi Winter Olympics have kicked off.<p>Amid …

Both parties cherry-pick CBO report

Know what you get when you dump a complicated Congressional Budget Office report in politicians’ laps that mentions “Obamacare” and “jobs”?<p>Food fights. Wild, sloppy charges that don’t capture what the report actually said. And cherry picking. Lots and lots of cherry picking.<p>As the dust is finally …

GOP set up phishing sites to trick Democrats into donating to the NRCC

At least 16 fraudulent sites attributed to the National Republican Congressional Committee have been discovered. These sites, whose domains are the …

Associated Press News

Investors Dump U.S. Equity Funds, Shift Back Into Bonds

U.S. investors sold mightily out of equity funds in the first week of February and are rotating back into bonds, the fund tracking firm EPFR Global said on Friday.<p>Institutional redemptions from EPFR Global-tracked U.S. equity funds and commitments to U.S. bond funds <b></b>both set new records in dollar …

Republicans eye U.S. debt limit vote as Lew warns of cash crunch | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives have penciled in a possible vote next week on legislation to raise the debt limit as the Treasury warned on Friday that it could start to face payment problems after February 27.<p>United States Secretary of the Treasury …

With new Chrome hardware, Google wants to bring Hangouts to the enterprise

Google (s GOOG) has been using its Hangouts video chat system in combination with custom hardware to run its internal video conferences for some …

Sony sells Vaio PC business to focus on mobile, splits out TV biz, & cuts 5,000 jobs

Sony is giving up on the floundering PC market.<p>Amid its third-quarter 2013 earnings report today, Sony confirmed reports that it plans to sell its Vaio PC business to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners. Without PCs weighing it down, Sony says it will focus more on developing smartphones, …