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  • IPO lite? SEC rule change gives small businesses a new fundraising option.

    The SEC approved changes to a little-used regulation that will now let companies sell up to $50 million in securities to outside investors every year. The change creates a sort of 'IPO Lite' — a way to raise capital for businesses that may be well established, but not ready to be traded on the stock market.

  • Graco fined $10 million for defective child safety seats (+video)

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    Graco Children's Products will pay at least $10 million for failing to report defects in nearly 6 million car seats in a timely manner. Graco must pay a $3 million fine to the government, and will owe another $7 million if it doesn’t spend at least that much to improve child safety features over the next five years

  • Has your car been recalled? Eight questions to ask.

    A record 60 million cars were recalled in the US last year, and a few major recalls have been announced in 2015. This all means it's time to refresh our memory on just how car recalls work — and what you should do if your car is affected by one.

  • Payday loans face government crackdown

    New federal rules cracking down on unfair payday loans and other forms of predatory lending may be on the way. The proposals would target both short-term and longer-term loan products that are typically marketed toward financially vulnerable consumers. 

  • Ten ways to see the world on a budget

    A recent college graduate has spent seven months on the road, and she's picked up a few travel hacks that can benefit anyone looking to see the world. Here are ten of her favorites. 

  • Google Pony Express will let you pay bills in Gmail

    Google is working on a bill payment system, called Pony Express, that would save you from having to visit a utility or service’s website, let alone make the treacherous trek all the way to your physical mailbox.

  • The three worst airports for penny pinchers

    These airports are among the most expensive to fly through in the world, mainly thanks to high landing fees.  

  • Telecom trade group sues FCC on net neutrality

    A trade group that represents Internet service providers such as Verizon, Frontier and AT&T, filed a petition in the US District Court in Washington arguing that the rules set by the Federal Communications Commission are 'arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.'

  • Five money-saving car repairs you can do yourself

    There are a few car maintenance tasks simple enough even for a novice, so save yourself the pricey trip to the mechanic. These five simple car repairs require only a little time, a little knowledge, and a few specialized tools. 

March 25, 2015

Photos of the day 03/25

Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the United States perform during the Pairs Short Program in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Wednesday.

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