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    Mega Millions, a multistate lottery drawing, reached $180 million Tuesday after no player matched the winning numbers. Lottery games like Mega Millions are infamously regressive, but one city has found an intriguing new way to use them. 

  • Tax VOX Do tax-free holidays make sense?

    Tax-free holidays are celebrated by politicians and retailers, but economists and policy analysts across the ideological spectrum condemn them as poorly targeted tax policy that produces little economic benefit. Is there any real fiscal benefit to tax-free holidays? 

  • Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board after 34 years with software giant

    Steve Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, teaching and study.

  • Saving Money Keurig coffee lovers, take note: K-Cup prices are going up

    Coffee drinkers take note, the price of your morning brew is about to go up. Keurig Green Mountain, makers of the popular single-serve Keurig machines, announced that it will raise the price of its K-cup packets by up to 9 percent starting November 3.

  • Chris Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement over punter's pro-LGBT remarks

    The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe  have reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights.Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years.

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