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Prisoners fraudulent tax refunds

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Prisoners got $70M from fake tax refund claims

Prisoners are filing bogus tax refund claims from jail, and some are actually getting away with it.

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Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.

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Experts: Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales

WalMart, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Kmart, Toys R Us. All of these stores open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.

Airplane

Black Friday bargain: Airline stocks

Looking to buy something that will keep on giving? Consider airline stocks. They have been doing incredibly well lately, but they aren't even close to achieving maximum altitude.

Gulf Oil Rigs

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OPEC not ready to reverse oil price slide

Thursday's OPEC meeting is set to be one of the most contentious since oil prices plummeted by more than $100 a barrel in 2008.

Apple store in mall

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Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

Black Friday sales

CNN

Why Black Friday deals aren't really deals

If you're experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there's a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year.

London Tower Bridge

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

Apple iPad Mini 3

Apple

iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

The way tablet sales are slumping, there's almost a better chance you'll get three French hens or two turtle doves than an iPad this Christmas.

 
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