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Scam Alert: Beware of “Too Good to be True” CD Rates

A new scam is being played that involves certificates of deposits (CDs) offering unbelievably attractive yields, according to a warning issued last week by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Average 5-year CD yields have hovered in the 1-2% range for years now, frustrating savers who usually like…

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Father’s Day Tip: Dads Like Gadgets

If you’re doing some last-minute Father’s Day shopping, make your life easier by choosing a gift that will be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face.

According to survey results from technology protection firm Asurion, 45% of dads want a tech device for Father’s…

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A Virtuous Event with a Dirty Name

The Dirty Girl Mud run will be held this August, event planners say. Before you lock up your daughters, keep in mind that the event is much “cleaner” than it sounds, and it benefits a worthy charity.

Billing itself as “the original women-only national 5K mud and obstacle run…

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Real Estate Site Adds Home Plans to Mobile App

Online real estate service Realtor.com said it has added new home plans to its applications for iOS and Android, for home buyers who are interested in looking at new construction options.

The company said that around 50% of home shoppers consider new construction when they’re evaluating their options…

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Is Privacy a Thing of the Past?

The vast majority of Americans surveyed in a recent poll believe that data privacy is a quaint thing of the past. A lot of them are OK with that, so long as there is some benefit to losing their privacy.

Consulting firm Accenture said that 80% of consumers aged 20…

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Corporate Matchmakers Get Busy

One sign that the economy is coming back is the rise of corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. A new study finds that this growth is set to accelerate over the next few years.

Professional services firm Deloitte has just published its M&A trends report 2014…

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American Cities Continue to Suffer from Great Recession

Many U.S. cities are still suffering from a shortfall of tax revenue caused by the Great Recession even as the economy recovers, according to a new report.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – a non-profit that analyzes trends in land policy – said that the impact of the recession…

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Gen Y Has a Thick Skin, After All

Gen Y has sometimes been labeled as the “praise generation” by jaded Boomers, but some new research reveals that younger people are thicker-skinned than many give them credit for. In fact, they often thrive on negative feedback.

New data from leadership development specialist Zenger Folkman reveals that the Millennial…

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Homeowners Stay Put as Financial Uncertainties Bite

Home sales have gotten off to a rocky start this year, despite momentum coming out of 2013 and the lowest mortgage interest rates in 11 months. What’s causing this stagnation?

According to a new study from RateWatch, around a quarter of potential homebuyers simply do not feel financially stable…

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The Young Are Ready for Branchless Banking

The recent growth of both cashless transactions and mobile banking technology are causing some to question the role of the traditional bank branch. While many people still covet the convenience of branches, an increasing number of younger Americans say they would happily do without them.

A study of 4,000…

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