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Remember Smarties? The retro candy is thriving

When people ask Liz, Jessica and Sarah Dee what they do for a living, they often pull candy out of their pockets and say, "We make these."

The trio run Smarties, one of America's iconic candy companies.

Any kid -- or kid at heart -- who has done the…


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LinkedIn to pay $13 million for unwanted emails, lawyers...

LinkedIn agreed to pay $13 million to settle a lawsuit from members who complained that unwanted emails were sent out on their behalf.


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Brace for worst year on Wall Street since 2008

It's shaping up to be the crummiest year for U.S. stocks since the implosion of Lehman Brothers.


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Sweden flirts with six-hour work day

The world has come to love Swedish massage, Swedish meatballs, even IKEA. The world may love the next big thing coming out of Sweden -- the six-hour work day.


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Walmart to lay off 450 employees at headquarters

Walmart laid off 450 employees at its headquarters on Friday.


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15 million T-Mobile customers' info breached

Experian has suffered a major data breach. Hackers have made off with personal information of 15 million people who applied to sign up for T-Mobile's service last month.

Anyone who applied for a regular T-Mobile USA postpaid plan between Sept. 1,…


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Volkswagen scandal may cost up to $87 billion

Volkswagen's emissions scandal could be far more painful for investors than BP's disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Credit Suisse estimates that the total cost to the company could hit 78 billion euros ($87 billion) in a worst case…


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Debt ceiling deadline is now November 5

Congress may have averted a government shutdown until December 11, but lawmakers will be under the gun to raise or suspend the debt ceiling long before then.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday he now estimates that "on or about" November 5,…


Winn-Dixie's parent company lays off 250

In what the company president called a restructuring of its support centers, Southeastern Grocers laid off 250 people Thursday morning.


Gift card fees, fraud protection you may not expect

A gift card is a gift given all year long.  You probably have at least one you haven't used.  But there are some fees and fraud protection that could mean your card is losing value or may even get locked.


Personal Finance

Tips for mortgage borrowers


If you’re thinking about buying a house in the near future take a look at these tips on taking out a mortgage:

Is tracking your money online too risky?

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Software can help you keep your finances straight and even set a budget. Are free sites online just as good as something on your computer?

Buying in bulk can save big money

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save time and money.

5 ways to cut your energy bills

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There are some really, really easy things you can do today to trim that electric and/or gas bill that haunts your mailbox month in, month out.

Protect yourself from identity theft

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About 19 people a minute become new victims of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.