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  • Financially savvy kids learn early on Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    It’s never too early to involve your children in money matters.

  • FedEx predicts record holiday shipments Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A FedEx worker scans a pile of boxes at a FedEx sort facility.

    Package delivery company FedEx forecast a record holiday season this year with 22.6 million shipments expected.

  • States ease laws helping poor borrowers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Brig. Gen. T.A. Gorry of the Marine Corps, who said requiring commanders to sign off before their soldiers acquired a loan could become a dangerous distraction, at Camp LeJeune, in an undated handout photo.

    Lenders to people with poor credit scores have found sympathetic audiences in many states, including North Carolina. The NYT reports.

  • Coburn’s Wastebook: A $25B taxpayer loss Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Sen. Tom Coburn's "Wastebook" outlines the top 100 “wasteful” federal projects that cost taxpayers billions of dollars, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • More generous millionaires? It depends Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    There's a strong connection between volunteerism and charitable giving. Wealthy donors who volunteered gave 73 percent more than those who didn't.

    Millionaires were more generous with their charitable giving last year. But their giving didn't grow as fast as their incomes.

  • Slump in rates fails to rally buyers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A house on the market in Monterey Park, Calif.

    Mortgage rates dropped to their lowest level, causing an 11.6 percent jump in mortgage applications, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

  • Florida officials propose splitting state Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Lack of attention on climate change prompts south Florida officials to consider splitting Florida in two, reports USA Today.

  • Toys 'R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:51 AM ET
    Bryan Cranston as Walter White

    After a petition started by a Florida mom, Toys 'R Us is pulling Breaking Bad toys indefinitely, reports NBC News.

  • A 5th US state bans direct Tesla sales Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state.

  • Luxury London property sees further decline Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    The overall transaction value of luxury homes in prime central London locations has fallen by over 20 percent.

  • Threat to watch: China-Russia axis Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a signing ceremony on May 21, 2014, in Shanghai.

    As Russia and China forge trade pacts, many Westerners wonder if this cozy relationship is anything to be concerned about.

  • Daimler sells its 4% stake in Tesla Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    The German automaker said the two companies would still cooperate on projects.

  • In the jet market? Now's a good time Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    A Gulfstream G550 jet on display at the Singapore Airshow in February 2014.

    Suddenly, private Gulfstream jets are affordable. Well, "affordable" in a relative sense.

  • 'Easy Rider' bike sells for $1.4M Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    A “Captain America” Chopper from the 1969 film “Easy Rider”.

    A star-spangled chopper ridden in “Easy Rider” sold for $1.35 million, making it one of the most expensive motorcycles ever sold.

  • GM asks governor to sign 'anti-Tesla' bill Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    People walk past a Tesla motor company dealership.

    GM is calling for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to sign legislation that would ban the direct sale of automobiles in Michigan.

  • San Francisco likely to legalize Airbnb Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    The San Francisco board of supervisors approved a bill to legalize Airbnb, moving the start-up closer to legitimacy in the city. Which region is next?

  • How Bernanke's rejected refi helps you Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The former Fed chair being turned down for a refi should serve as a call-to-action, says the CEO of HomeServices.

  • This is where college grads go to live Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Denver, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Portland are fast becoming college grad meccas, reports the New York Times.

  • NHTSA issues warning on deadly air bags Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    An employee sews an airbag at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 19, 2010.

    NHTSA is urging owners of more than 5 million vehicles to "act immediately" to get faulty air bags fixed. The NYT reports.

  • Existing home sales: one-year high in Sept Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    US home resales are at the highest level in a year, a sign the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.


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