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USPS to Restrict Shipment of Hoverboards
December 17, 2015

Serenethos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Postal Service is restricting the shipment of hoverboards, days after major airlines and retailer did…

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Fed Raises Interest Rates for First Time in Nearly a Decade
December 16, 2015

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced on Wednesday that it was raising short-term rates by 25 basis points…

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Secret Santas Pay Off Walmart Layaway Orders in Three Different States
December 16, 2015

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Walmart customers in three different states received an early Christmas present from some generous Secret Santas. Customers…

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Shutting Down the Internet Isn't as Easy as Donald Trump Thinks
December 16, 2015

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Shutting down the Internet isn’t as simple as pulling the plug or calling Bill Gates. Donald Trump, the…

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What the GOP Candidates Said About Silicon Valley During the Debate
December 16, 2015

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Ears in Silicon Valley must have been burning during the latest GOP debate. The government’s interaction…

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New Home Construction Climbs to Highest Level Since 2007
December 16, 2015

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More new homes were under construction in November, marking a solid bounce back after a tumble in October. The…

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Man Converts Old School Bus Into Mobile Home and Takes 10,000-Mile Road Trip
December 15, 2015

Courtesy of Patrick Schmidt(NEW YORK) —  Meet Big Blue, a 1990 school bus converted into a 189-square-foot motor home complete with…

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Solid Stock Gains for a Second Day
December 15, 2015

tarabird/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — Solid gains for the stocks for the second day in a row. The Dow Jones index up 156…

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Christmas Shipping Deadlines: Make Sure Your Packages Arrive on Time
December 15, 2015

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Don’t count on a Christmas miracle to make sure your packages arrive on time. With the holiday…

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How to Take a Vacation from Social Media
December 15, 2015

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ed Sheeran’s decision to take a break from his phone, emails and social media — the ultimate…

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