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Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

Money in wallet

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5 people you might not tip (but should)

Here are a few people who may not first come to mind when considering gratuity.

Wawa in New Jersey

Wawa celebrates 50 years with free coffee for customers

Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts.

Detroit

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Detroit reaches deal limiting pension cuts

Detroit's emergency manager and pension funds for 23,000 workers and retirees hammered out tentative deals on Tuesday, marking a major step forward in the city's efforts to exit bankruptcy.

If approved, the deals would significantly limit proposed cu...

Stock Exchange floor 10_19_12

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Feel good Wednesday: Markets up 1%

Investors did a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and Janet Yellen brought good news.

The Dow soared 162 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both bounced over 1%.

Despite a lot of choppiness in the markets in recent weeks, Wednesday...

Pamela Knighton

Courtesy Pamela Knighton

'A scammer stole my tax refund'

Pamela Knighton, a 51-year-old social worker from Cuthbert, Ga. who earns less than $25,000 a year, had been really looking forward to her $4,300 tax refund last year.

But when she filed her taxes last February, her return was rejected. An IRS agent ...

KFC Double Down

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a spring chicken, it won't be around for long.

2 million available for potential businesses

Chad Blimline/69 News

Bank invests $2 million in fund for loans to small businesses

More money is now available to help small businesses grow, even if they don't qualify for commercial loans.

Heinz plant in Pittsburgh

New owners offer buyouts to Pittsburgh Heinz workers

The new owners of H.J. Heinz Company have offered buyouts to all 775 workers in Pittsburgh.

GM, General Motors

GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of lawsuits stemming from the company's botched ignition switch recall.

Milwaukee Fast food strike

CNN

Oklahoma bans local minimum wage hikes

Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law.

For Rent sign

Jay Schexnyder/CNN

Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

groceries

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Housing, food costs on the rise

If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

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