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  • China luxury car market presents a new challenge for Nissan and Infiniti

    China's luxury car market is booming, with automakers including BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus joining the fray. Tuesday, Infiniti announced that it is partnering with Chinese automaker Dongfeng to grow its operations in the China Luxury car market. 

  • Wal-Mart pushes further into financial services with mobile checking (+video)

    Wal-Mart is introducing a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate the overdraft and bounced-check fees traditionally charged by banks. It is Wal-Mart's biggest push into the financial services sector, targeting customers that have limited access to traditional banking.

  • Silver prices hit 4-year low as US dollar soars

    Silver prices and other commodities face pressure from a meteoric rise in the value of the US dollar. Silver prices hit $17.30 an ounce, their lowest since June 2010.

  • iPhone 6 shopping? When to get the best price.

    iPhone 6's big debut has meant big discounts on earlier models from retailers like Walmart and Best Buy. But whether you decide to spring for the iPhone 6 or save on an iPhone 5, you can time your shopping to get the perfect price. 

  • Cashews come from what? 10 foods that grow in unexpected places.

    Some of the world's most popular foods have unexpected backstories. From the cashew nut, which is actually a single seed of an apple, to proteins raised in petri-dishes, ten foods that grow in peculiar ways. 

  • Big-screen TVs: Deals from Vizio, Panasonic, and more

    Big-screen TVs are shedding their high prices, and this week's best television deals are proof. Read on for the best bargains on big-screen TVs from Panasonic, Vizio, RCA, and LG. 

  • Soda makers pledge to cut calories 20 percent by 2025. Too little, too late? (+video)

    Soda makers Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group have pledged to cut the calories consumed from their sugary drink offerings by 20 percent over the next decade. But if falling soda sales and public policy initiatives are any indication, the beverage industry may just be pre-empting soda's inevitable decline. 

  • Why Cadillac is moving to New York City

    Cadillac is making some major changes: it will no longer call Detroit home, instead moving to New York City and becoming its own business unit. With the move to the Big Apple, Cadillac hopes to reclaim its place as a pre-eminent luxury brand.

  • 2014 Paris Auto Show: What to expect

    The 2014 Paris Auto show kicks off Oct. 2 and will play host to more than 250 makes from over 18 countries. Here are the highlights you can expect from the Paris Auto Show this year, including new concept, performance, and luxury models. 

  • iPhone 5 prices hit an all-time low: Tuesday's best deals

    If you can't quite afford the new iPhone 6 models, the iPhone 5 can be had for a song. The best bargain ever on iPhone 5, plus deals on Nike sneakers, noise-canceling headphones, and more. 

  • Jimmy Choo announces London IPO. Do shoes make good stocks?

    Jimmy Choo has announced its intention to float its shares in London next month as part of an expansion drive, particularly in China. Jimmy Choo said Tuesday it plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange in October.

  • Marijuana legalization could mean millions in tax revenue for Florida, Alaska, and others

    States like Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C. could make a combined $3 billion in marijuana tax revenue if they legalize the drug on Nov. 4. Colorado, the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, is expected to take in $60 million to $70 million this year in taxes from legal pot sales, 

  • Progress Watch Retirement savings in the US grow across all age groups (+video)

    According to a recent survey, median retirement nest eggs among employed adults of all ages either doubled or tripled between 2007 and 2014. The increase in retirement savings can be credited, in part, to a booming stock market and increased awareness of the need to save.

  • Treasury cracks down on tax inversions. Is it allowed to do that? (+video)

    The Treasury Department is moving to close loopholes that allow US companies, like Burger King, to move corporate headquarters overseas for a lower tax bill. But the debate continues over whether Treasury even has the power to limit the practice.

  • Retirement planning: Six myths, busted

    Retirement planning can be complicated – the wants and needs that need to be accommodated in our retirement years vary from person to person, so it's hard to get sound advice. Still, there are certain myths about retirement that persist. Here are six of the most common, along with helpful tips and tools for taking some of the guesswork out of retirement planning. 

  • Does income inequality (really) hurt state tax revenues? (+video)

    Standard and Poor's got a lot of attention last week for a study that concluded that rising income inequality is damaging state tax revenues. State tax revenue growth has slowed in recent decades and income inequality has grown, but the story is far more complicated than S&P suggests. 

  • UPS will offer 3-D printing in 100 stores

    UPS says it will put 3-D printers in nearly 100 more stores as it seeks to lure small businesses. UPS hopes to convince consumers that it would be easier to use a 3-D printer at one of its stores than to buy and set up a machine at home.

  • Why Donald Trump doesn't bear the economic risks of ordinary Americans

    In America, people with lots of money can avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble – like Donald Trump and his ill-fated Atlantic City casinos. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job, invest in a home there, and build their skills, have no protections

  • Existing home sales fall in August: a tale of two housing markets (+video)

    Existing home sales fell 1.8 percent as investors and cash buyers pulled away from the housing market. But August's existing home sales data had a silver lining: families are wading back into home ownership, albeit slowly. 

  • Would you sell your personal data for a profit? Soon, you can.

    Retailers have long been paying top dollar to search engines and others to get a peek at your browsing habits. Now, a new project promises not only to safeguard the data you generate, but give you the power to make money off it as well.