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  • Deals of the week: toy rebate, freebies, and getting paid to shop

    Is saving more money one of your goals in 2011? It is for me! I’m excited to see so many great offers immediately in the new year. Start your year off right with these great deals from Yoplait, Friday’s restaurants, Post-It Tabs, Bath & Body Works, Pampers, Hasbro toys, and (starting Sunday) CVS.
    01/07/2011 09:34 am

  • See how a video game outsold the top movie, book, and DVD

    Few companies enjoy paydays quite like Activision's. In November, the video-game publisher released Call of Duty: Black Ops, a cold-war military thriller that not only became the most lucrative game launch ever, but also made more money in 24 hours than any book, movie, or album in entertainment history.
    01/05/2011 05:55 pm

  • How well do you know Sarah Palin? A quiz.

    For someone who once described herself as 'just an average hockey mom,' Sarah Palin's life has been far from ordinary. In the space of eight years, the former beauty pageant contestant has gone from the mayor of a tiny Alaska city to becoming the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket and has emerged as a formidable political force.
    01/05/2011 05:16 pm

  • Food safety law: Six ways it will make food safer

    With the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Tuesday inaugurated the biggest reform in food safety in years. The Food Safety Modernization Act contains changes in rules and procedures that only a bureaucrat could love. Some Republicans threaten to prevent funding its reforms. Still, the law has unusually broad support in Congress, the food industry, and consumer groups. Here are its Top 6 reforms, which will make your food safer:
    01/05/2011 02:53 pm

  • Want a new car in Beijing? Sorry, there's just too much traffic.

    China banned all car sales in Beijing from Dec. 24 until its new lottery system comes up with the names of the 20,000 applicants who will have the right to buy license plates this month.
    01/05/2011 09:41 am

  • GM cars: Good December sales can't make up for poor 2010

    GM cars sold better in December than November – up 8.5 percent – but all of the Big Three had a rough year. 2010 was the second-worst year for domestic car sales since 1982.
    01/05/2011 09:02 am

  • Roger Ebert show names Vishnevetsky as co-host

    Roger Ebert: Vishnevetsky is replacing the previously announced Elvis Mitchell, the show announced Tuesday.
    01/04/2011 04:51 pm

  • Chapter & Verse iPad, Kindle: not necessarily an either/or proposition

    A new survey suggests that there's plenty of room for the iPad and the Kindle to peacefully coexist.
    01/04/2011 11:19 am

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  • Top 5 business deals of 2010 that hit your pocketbook

    The past year has produced some of the most intriguing business deals of the decade, which boosted (or sunk) the fortunes of CEOs and shareholders alike. Perhaps the most relevant question, however, is what impact these transactions will have on consumers? Here are the Top 5 deals of 2010 that, for better or worse, will change the way you spend your money.
    12/31/2010 02:10 pm

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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