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Do Retailers Begin Promoting Christmas Too Early?

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid it was unheard of to see even the slightest hint of Christmas until after Thanksgiving. In today's world, the 'Christmas Creep', a term used to describe how retailers keep bumping up the start of Christmas promotions each year, gets earlier and earlier

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Mother Has to Quit Her Job to Watch Son in Little League World Series

Chances are, if you are a parent you have a child playing some kind of organized sport here in the Tri-State. What if your child's team made it to the biggest championship possible for that sport or league.... would you be there no matter what, even if your boss said you could not have the time off?

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Should an Iowa Wells Fargo Worker Have Been Fired for a Minor 1963 Crime? [Poll]

Richard Eggers, 68, a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage employee was fired from his job as a customer service representative because of a minor crime he committed in a laundromat involving a fake dime back in 1963

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Do You Give Your Child An Allowance [Poll]

The economy is terrible right now, but you would never know according to a recent article that said children are getting an average allowance of $65 a month to spend as they wish...and that is on top of all of the things parents already buy. Only one percent of parents say their kids put any of that into savings. You can almost make a case for being a kid is pretty lucrative anymore.

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Is Poker a Game of Skill or Chance? [Poll]

Internet gaming and gambling has come under fire as of late, and one story in particular involving the conviction of a man who was running a poker club advertised exclusively by word of mouth and through text messages

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99-Year-Old Woman Denied Credit Card Because of Her Age

Being denied credit is never fun, and for one 99-year-old woman, it was especially disheartening. She was turned down for a store credit card because of her age — but as it turns out, it was all a big misunderstanding.

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Can Music Make You More Productive at Work?

Having trouble getting things done at work or staying focused on the task at hand? Fire up your iPod.

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Are Gas Prices On Their Way Back Down?

Gas prices have taken a wild ride this year — first we were told to expect record-breaking fuel costs, and then analysts backed down from that prediction.

Since then, prices have see-sawed back and forth, and now experts expect them to drop again.

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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Got Some Extra Cash? Buy a Utah Ghost Town [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

Ever wanted to own a whole town? Well, if you’ve got a few million to spare, you can buy Woodside, Utah — because it’s for sale.

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ATS Workshop Teaches Employers Ways To Accommodate All Abilities

Assistive Technology Soloutions is a division of Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, and they are holding a workshop called Cost Effective Job Accommodations for All Abilities on Thursday, August 2nd, and all proceeds benefit Easter Seals.

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JC Penney Wants To Replace Cash Registers and Checkout Clerks With Automated Machines

JC Penney has been around for more than 100 years after opening their first store in Wyoming. The company's financial struggles are well known and some of their solutions have customers shaking their heads. The most recent change was the elimination of sales and coupons, which did not go over very well with customers, and so far has been very unsuccessful.

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