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Solid April Jobs Report Shows Dropping Unemployment Rate, Business Expansion

The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the overall unemployment rate down a tick to 7.5 percent. The monthly report from the Labor Department also included upward revisions to the last two reports, helping to ease fears of a slowdown.

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Category: Economy, National News
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Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy

Call it the "baby bust." For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined.

Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.

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Category: Economy, Family
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Whiny, Disgruntled Employee’s Scathing Email Goes Viral

We’ve all dreamed of doing it. That final “in-your-face” speech to the boss as we walk out the door of a thankless job. The verbal middle finger we spend those late nights and working holidays composing but never get to utter out loud.

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Category: Economy, Weird News
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Discover Misleads Cardholders, Will Issue $200 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Do you have a Discover card? If so, you can expect to receive a refund.

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ATM Fees Skyrocket, Again, While Free Checking Disappears — Dollars and Sense

The days of the free checking account are nearing extinction and ATM fees are on the rise, according to the latest financial research from bankrate.com. Those annoying ATM surcharges that consumers incur every time they withdraw cash from a money mover that is not the property of the their bank have risen once again, to an all-time high of $2.50, up 4 percent from last year.

And lest you think we would mislead you by using a term like "skyrocket" in the headline to describe a mere 4 percent increase—there's more ...

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What Are The Cheapest Days to Shop Online

I have a new addiction - online shopping!  I can sit at my computer, research something that I want and find the best and cheapest place to buy it.  So, what are the best days to shop online?

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99-Year-Old Woman Denied Credit Card Because of Her Age

Being denied credit is never fun, and for one 99-year-old woman, it was especially disheartening. She was turned down for a store credit card because of her age — but as it turns out, it was all a big misunderstanding.

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Are Gas Prices On Their Way Back Down? — Dollars and Sense

Gas prices have taken a wild ride this year — first we were told to expect record-breaking fuel costs, and then analysts backed down from that prediction.

Since then, prices have see-sawed back and forth, and now experts expect them to drop again.

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Falling Gas Prices Means Great News for Car Owners

Just a few months ago, analysts were worried gas prices would soar this summer, possibly topping $6 a gallon. But now that the warmer months are upon us, there’s been an abrupt about-face.

In fact, fuel prices are now falling so steadily that many experts predict that by this fall, a gallon of gas will be under $3.

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Summer Gas Prices May Not Be As Outrageously High As You’ve Been Led to Believe — Dollars and Sense

Many analysts predicted doom and gloom for gas prices this summer, with some saying they could reach as high as $6 per gallon.

But it seems those concerns were for naught — fuel costs have been on the decline and are now expected to stay well below last year’s prices.

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KLAW Wants To Know – How Do You Have Fun? [POLL]

If I were to ask you, "When was the last time you had fun?  What would you answer?

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Category: Economy, Lifestyle, Polls
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Use These 6 Tips to Find Amazing Deals at Lawton’s Largest Garage Sale

Lawton's Largest Garage Sale is coming up next Friday and Saturday on April 27th and 28th, and we want you to be prepared with the best tips so you can find the best deals! We asked our staff to share their best garage sale shopping tips! Check them out!

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