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How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Gas? — Survey of the Day

With the average price of gas approaching four dollars a gallon, the question becomes whether Americans are going to start to seriously changing their current driving habits and vacation plans, in light of this hike.

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Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day

Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is split on whether America is entering into a period of economic recovery.

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Who’s Struggling the Most With the Recovering Economy? – Dollars and Sense

Just about everyone was hit hard by the bad economy and had to change their lifestyles in at least some small way. Now that we’re all attempting to regain our footing, there’s actually one group of people having a harder time doing so than everyone else.

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What Were 2011′s Stupidest Consumer Fees?

As consumers, we’re all used to being nickel-and-dimed to death with fees — from charges for checking a bag when we fly to charges to pay a bill online, we see them every day. They may be small, but they add up. And some were even more egregious than others in 2011.

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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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