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Joseph Pisani

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    The unemployment rate rose in 21 states and Washington D.C. in November, up from the 14 states that showed increases the month before, according to government data released Friday.

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    Foreclosures fell dramatically in November, but it was mostly  due to bank foreclosure freezes and the holiday slowdown, a report released Thursday said.

  • Aunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana Cookbook

    The legalization of medical marijuana in several states has paved the way for a budding edible medical marijuana industry. Small businesses in states such as Colorado and California are making treats such as candy, cookies or soda.

  • There is always a market for items owned or used by big-name celebrities. When that celebrity is an icon—think Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon—the value of the item grows exponentially. A jacket worn by Lennon, for example, is expected to fetch $150,000-$200,000 at a Beverly Hills, Calif.  Dec. 3-5. , the company holding the auction, is selling a number of items from some of the biggest celebrity names. Click on see some highlights.

    At a Beverly Hills auction Dec. 3-5 held by Julien’s Auctions, items from the biggest celebrity names sold over their estimated value. Click for highlights!

  • Strawberry Mill Valley

    “More affluent Americans are opting to rent as oppose to buy. Within the last year, so many people have seen their family and friends get burned in real estate. They don’t see it as being a risk free investment as they used to," says analyst Jack McCabe.

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    Christie's has auctioned off an Apple I from 1976, the first product from the company.  It sold for $230,000.

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    States with some of the highest unemployment in the country showed some improvement  in October, though the decline partly reflected an increase in people who gave up looking for work.

  • Holiday tipping time is upon us again, and if you’re looking for advice on how much to give, and to whom to give it to, we’ve got it covered — no tip required. We asked several etiquette experts how much to give, averaging them out to get our numbers. But experts stress that if you can’t afford to give cash, then don’t. In most cases a note explaining your situation and thanking them for their work along with homemade cookies can be enough. Click ahead to see who gets what.

    Holiday tipping time is upon us again, and if you’re looking for advice on how much to give, and to whom to give it to, we’ve got it covered — no tip required.

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    It’s tipping time again, and figuring out who and how to give a tip can bring on a holiday headache. So we’ve put together five tips from etiquette experts to help ease the dreaded end-of-year ritual.

  • The securities members of Congress held in their personal portfolio in 2009 are some of the biggest companies in the world, ranging from banks to pharmaceuticals to oil giants, according to a  from the .

    The securities members of Congress held in their personal portfolio in 2009 are some of the biggest companies in the world, ranging from banks to pharmaceuticals to oil giants.