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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival Under Armour. Durant's seven-year contract with Nike is expiring and Under Armour offer him a 10-year deal worth $265 milli...

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Sports betting vs. stock market

Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And of course, they both hate to lose. But don't let those similarities fool you.

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4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

September has historically been the worst month for the market.

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Rebuilding Gaza expected to cost $4B to $6B

The cost of rebuilding in Gaza after seven weeks of shelling and bombardment is expected to total between $4 billion and $6 billion.

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Why Buffett's son bought Rosa Parks' papers

Howard Buffett, the youngest son of the billionaire investor, said he was thinking of his mother when he paid $4.5 million for a trove of historic belongings left by civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.

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A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion

For Vice, it's finally paying off to cover the edgy news no one else will touch -- big time.

New store brings business to Moberly

New store brings business to Moberly

Friday, Moberly officials hosted a grand opening for a new furniture store, and that's just the latest in a line of good economic news for the city.

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