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Over 750 pay it forward in Starbucks chain

A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act of coffee kindness.

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Allentown man defrauded IRS of over $2.9 million

Andy O. Rodriguez, 26, of Allentown pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the IRS of more than $2.9 million in tax refunds.

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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the...

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Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

If you kept your money in the stock market this summer, you're likely feeling pretty smart now.

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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Sears more 'irrelevant by the day'

The bloodbath at Sears shows no sign of letting up. Shares of the struggling retailer plunged over 8 percent Thursday after its second quarter loss fell short of already-low Wall Street expectations.

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Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.

Family Dollar said in a statement that its board rejected the Dollar General bid "on the b...

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Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

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How we'll pay for things in the future

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix, leading to a rise in cashless transactions.

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Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just earned a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3....

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