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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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Give Thanks to the Recession, Families Are Closer Than Ever Because of It

A lot of families don’t have to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house for the holidays this year. More and more families are living in grandmother’s house, and getting closer because of it.

Many cultures support a tradition of multigenerational families living in one home, but it has been decades since the US was one of them. Now, because of the current nature of the economy, that seems to be shifting.

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Givers Are Now the Needy as America’s ‘New Poor’ Head to Food Banks [VIDEO]

Along with lost jobs and the housing market crash, America’s economic woes have taken another toll: one in six people — 49 million in all — are having trouble keeping food on the table, especially in Forsyth County. Although this Atlanta suburb’s average household income reaches $88,000, one of the highest in the US, their food banks have never been busier feeding the needy.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner to Jump 13 Percent This Year

According to the American Farm Bureau, the price of Thanksgiving dinner will be 13 percent higher this year than last, marking the biggest jump since 1990.

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Category: Economy, Food, Thanksgiving
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Man Sues Wedding Photographer for the Cost of the Entire Ceremony

After Todd J. Remis of Manhattan got married, he was outraged to discover his photographer missed a few key moments such as the last dance and the bouquet toss, so he decided to sue.

He doesn’t just want the $4,100 photography fee refunded, though. He also wants $48,000 to recreate the entire wedding, including travel costs to fly the bridal party back to New York so the whole thing can be re-shot by another photographer.

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Which US States Have the Most Millionaires?

While many in the US are feeling the pinch of the recession, others are enjoying unprecedented boom times.

So says Phoenix Marketing International, which just released its annual roundup of the states with the most millionaires and found that for the second year in a row, the overall number of millionaire households in the US actually went up.

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If Your Church Offered You Money From The Offering Plate, What Would You Do With It?

As a child when we went to church, we were given a penny or maybe a nickle or dime to put into the offering plate as it came around.   

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Made In America: Could College Dorm Rooms Hold the Key to More Jobs

I was watching World News with Diane Sawyer the other night and saw this story.  I really found it interesting.

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The Best Labor Day Sales on the Web

Labor Day means a three day weekend and respite from hard work for many, but it also means it's the season for end-of-summer deals. Here are some of the best savings of the season, from clothing to back-to-school gear.

 

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