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Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans.

At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that's up just 2...

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FAA says 'no' to drones at Super Bowl

Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.

At least that's what the Federal Aviation Administration wants.

The FAA released a 15-second vi...

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Serena, Maria to meet in Aussie final

Now comes the hard part for Maria Sharapova.

Having reached the Australian Open final, she'll have to overcome longtime nemesis Serena Williams.

To utter that Sharapova is the underdog Saturday is like saying Roger Federer isn't a bad player. World N...

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Taylor Swift trademarks 'This sick beat'

If you were planning on using a Taylor Swift-penned phrase on, say, a locket or a jewelry box, think again. Because you could be trying to shake off a legal bill.

T. Swizzle, whose business savvy is rivaled only by her aptitude for earworms, has take...

Michael Brown funeral

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Cops, citizens scuffle at St. Louis meeting

An attempt to mend relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday -- between citizens and police.

Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work...

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Body parts found in suitcase left on sidewalk

Police answering a suspicious package call in San Francisco made a most unpleasant discovery when they opened a suitcase and found it contained human body parts.

The San Francisco medical examiner's office determined the parts were human remains and ...

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Boehner defends House GOP immigration lawsuit

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday confirmed House Republicans are filing a lawsuit against Obama's executive action delaying deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally.

"The President's overreach when he took executive action to deal...

Saturn super rings

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Astronomy first: 'Super Saturn' rings

In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first.

Using powerful optics, they have found a much la...

Samsung

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Samsung needs to reinvent itself (again)

Another quarter, another set of disappointing results for Samsung. This time, net profit fell 27% from the previous year as intense competition continued to eat away at the company's smartphone business.

The fourth quarter results are troubling, but n...

Obamacare Complaints - Generic

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Millions to owe Affordable Care Act tax penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

Oil fracking in California

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The Obama oil boom

The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.

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Purported ISIS message sets new deadline

Could a prisoner handover spare the lives of two ISIS hostages?

A message purporting to be from the Islamist terror group sets a new deadline for a possible deal with the Jordanian government.

The latest demand: Bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rish...

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On this day: January 29

President George W. Bush, 2002 State of the Union

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"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

On this day: January 28

space shuttle Challenger explosion, 1986

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"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.

70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation celebrated

AUSCHWITZ Israeli flag

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Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camps by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945.

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