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Best Buy launches Cyber Week sales

Best Buy launched a week's worth of cyber sales on Sunday.

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The steep cost of incarceration on women of color

For Debra Henderson, love has come with a hefty price tag.

Her ex-husband was incarcerated multiple times, her boyfriend was recently released after serving seven months for a felony and her son has had a few brushes with the law. In all, Henderson, ...

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Mobile shopping surged on Black Friday

Black Friday sales soared on portable devices.

Investing in better apps and mobile shopping sites paid off for retailers this year, IBM said Saturday, and digital sales were up 21.5% from last year.

Another report from Adobe said Americans spent more t...

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Lawsuit questions Viacom billionaire Redstone's competency

Sumner Redstone, the aging media mogul who controls Viacom and CBS Corporation, is a "living ghost" who is practically unable to make decisions for himself, according to allegations leveled in legal filings.

A court hearing is scheduled for Monday in ...

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Gold price plummets to almost 6-year low

Here's what people aren't buying right now: Gold.

The yellow metal traded as low as $1,051.60 an ounce on Friday, the cheapest price in nearly 6 years.

Gold prices haven't been this depressed since February 2010 -- before the popular show "Downton Abb...

Black Friday 2015

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Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters: The Black Friday shopping marathon has begun.

Millions of people are participating in retail's annual event, which began again this year on Thanksgiving. And, of course, most markdowns are available online.

A sales report from ...

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China stocks tumble as government probes more big brokers

Markets in China tumbled on Friday as a government crackdown on the country's largest brokerages widened.

The Shanghai Composite plunged by 5.5%, the worst slide in months, while the main index in Shenzhen fell 6%. Stocks in Hong Kong slumped 2%.


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Judy Asman

Americans will spend over $130 on 'self-gifting'

Forget naughty or nice.

Americans no longer wait for Santa to bring presents. Instead, they are buying their own presents.

Yes, more and more people are treating themselves when they are out shopping for others.

Nearly 60% of people are now "self-gif...


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E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the case...

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World's largest consumer brand plans expansion

Every day, around 2 billion people worldwide buy a Unilever product. The company is the largest manufacturer of consumer goods in the world, and has been successful in penetrating low income markets in Sub-Saharan Africa with simple innovations, such...

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