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  • Ten things you didn't know about food labels

    Reading food labels can be a challenge, especially when trying to make choices to support a more sustainable food system. Food and nutrition labels around the world can include a lot of information, and not all of it is easy to decipher. Here are ten things to consider when reading food labels.

  • UPS hacked: Malware breach at 51 stores in 24 states (+video)

    UPS Store customers may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. UPS says the information compromised includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

  • Florida man hid $1.1 million from the IRS. How did he do it?

    A Florida man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in New York to criminal charges for concealing as much $1.1 million in offshore accounts. Bernard Kramer pleaded guilty to conspiracy and submitting false tax returns, stemming from a scheme that prosecutors said ran for a quarter century and involved an undeclared Swiss bank account.

  • Family Dollar spurns Dollar General bid, reaffirms support for Dollar Tree (+video)

    Family Dollar rejected Dollar General Corp's acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree. Dollar General had offered about $9.7 billion to buy Dollar General earlier this week. 

  • When you should (and shouldn't) keep tax-deductible debt

    Some people keep low-interest, tax-deductible debt in an attempt to earn more on their investments, playing the 'tax game.' But to make it worthwhile, this strategy requires earning back a bigger return on investment than you probably think.

  • Macy's to pay $650K, latest retailer to settle over racial profiling

    Macy's will pay $650,000 to settle allegations that it racially profiled customers at its store in New York City. Macy's joins Barneys, another New York department store that has paid a big settlement for racial profiling in recent weeks.

  • Fed minutes: improving economy could speed up interest rate rise

    Some Federal Reserve officials think the economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will soon need to signal a change in the extraordinary support it's been providing the economy in the form of ultra-low interest rates. Janet Yellen's speech this Friday could shine a greater light on the Federal Reserve's next steps. 

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty

    Berkshire Hathaway owns more than 80 subsidiaries in a variety of industries, including insurance, utilities, railroads, retail and manufacturing.

  • Buying a laptop? Eight things to consider first.

    Shopping for a new laptop can be a confusing process: What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? DealNews is here to help you choose your ideal laptop companion. 

  • Standard Chartered fined $300M for failure to curb money laundering

    Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients. The Department of Financial Services said Standard Chartered failed to fix compliance problems against money laundering as required under a two-year-old settlement.

  • Peanut, almond butter recall for possible salmonella hits Whole Foods, Kroger, and others

    A peanut butter and almond butter recall from a major supplier has affected 45 lots of almond and peanut butter that may be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Target (TGT) slashes annual profit forecast. Blame Canada. (+video)

    Target (TGT) slashed its annual profit outlook Thursday  to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the US. Target (TGT) shares plunged more than 2 percent in premarket trading Thursday morning. 

  • Corvette valet camera lets you see how others are driving your car (+video)

    Corvette valet camera, part of the 'valet mode' on the 2015 Corvette, lets owners keep tabs on how other drivers are behaving in their cars. Once the car is returned, the Corvette valet camera allows owners to watch video of its time away and review vehicle data including speed, engine rpm, gear position, and g-forces. 

  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $180 million

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Uber picks David Plouffe, former Obama advisor, to take it global

    David Plouffe, who engineered Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, has been tapped by Uber. Plouffe, who left the White House in early 2013, will help devise and run Uber's  global political and branding strategy as it runs into stiff resistance from taxi companies in some cities.

  • Stock market jitters? When a bear market can be a boon.

    Since the markets have recovered from the 2008-2009 swoon, we have seen increasingly pessimistic predictions of another 'downdraft' or even crash. But if you are still saving for retirement, a bear market is your friend, not something to be feared.