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Tips For Mega Millions Winners

There were three winning tickets in Friday's record-breaking $656 million lottery jackpot. They were from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. The Wall street Journal has some expert advice for the winners: Take a cooling off period, don't go on a spending spree and avoid making any big decisions too quickly.
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Key Economic Questions Are Unresolved

Later this week, the Labor Department will release data indicating how many jobs the U.S. economy gained or lost in March. Recent months have seen more robust job gains, but there have been a lot of concern lately over whether those gains can last.
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Oil Scare Turns FedEx On To Energy Efficiency

When Fred Smith started FedEx in 1971, the company nearly didn't make it because of the spike in fuel costs related to the Arab oil embargo. That experience led Smith to turn FedEx into one of the leaders in looking for alternatives to power its vans, trucks and jets.
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On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted

The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gasoline prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling. But as Massachusetts governor, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to emphasize fuel efficiency and cutting energy demand.
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You Should Keep Tax Records — But How, And For How Long?

Tax Day 2012 is looming — and after we file our returns, many of us will try to figure out what to do with the seemingly innocuous but possibly crucial documents we use to prepare our returns. Filing electronically can make those records easier to manage. But what should we keep, and for how long?

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