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  • Winter storm is over, but it's causing shipping delays

    The winter storm that gripped the Northeastern United States this week has largely passed, but in its wake are major shipping delays that will affect all parts of the country. Here's what to expect from the postal service, FedEx, and UPS. 

  • 529A savings plans could help people with disabilities

    The US Congress passed the ABLE Act last year, which created a 529A account to provide tax advantaged benefits for disabled individuals. The 529A will allow more families to plan support for disabled loved ones, and use it as needed. 

  • Uber to offer 'per mile' insurance for drivers. Enough coverage?

    Uber is teaming with Metromile, which offers pay-per-mile insurance usually marketed to people who don’t drive long distances. Uber drivers plug in a Metromile tracking device when they accept a trip, letting the insurer distinguish between miles drivers travel on calls and their personal travel.

  • Blizzard grips the East Coast: Five power gadgets to ride out the storm

    With heavy snowfall and extended power outages predicted in places like New York and Boston, staying plugged in and connected will become a challenge. To help keep you connected when the lights go out, have these essential tools handy. 

  • Apple replaces 'Single of the Week' with 'Free on iTunes'

    Apple just launched a new section in its digital storefront titled 'Free on iTunes.'  Although the company hasn't officially promoted this as its 'Single of the Week' replacement, it's still a move in the right direction for cash-strapped consumers.

  • Can you be too efficient with money?

    Investors often worry about how to maximize their efficient use of current money, but that approach can have unintended negative consequences. 

  • Toys R Us will let you trade in your old baby gear for a discount

    Toys R Us is hosting its tenth annual 'Great Trade-In' for the next month, allowing parents to trade in aging and potentially dangerous baby equipment for a 25 percent store discount. Toys R US says that the age and condition of the items do not matter.

  • Five road trips to take while gas is dirt cheap

    With gas prices near or below $2 per gallon, now is the perfect time to take a road trip. We've picked five hot road trip destinations for you and calculated how much a round trip car ride would be from seven of the country's biggest cities. 

  • International travel just became cheaper

    The US dollar's exchange rates with international currencies have improved in the last eight months. This means food, transportation costs, and other expenses will cost you less when visiting some popular destinations across the globe. 

January 28, 2015

Photos of the day 01/28

Free Syrian Army fighter Ahmed al-Hussein carries puppies near the frontline against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aziza village outside Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday. Hussein said he takes care of all the dogs living in the area.

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