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Why Do Americans Bother To Fly Over The Holidays?

Airline travel has become unpleasant — what with long lines and numerous fees. Linda Wertheimer talks to Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly about the business behind air travel, airlines and airfare.
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Citing Competition, Honda Announces Civic Overhaul

The move is unusual because a new model of the popular sedan had just been unveiled this summer. But Honda said competition in the U.S. car market has stiffened with a reinvigorated General Motors and Chrysler.
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Investors Endure Another Disappointing Year

In 2011, savers earned almost no interest in savings accounts. That was painful because consumer prices were rising by nearly 3.5 percent. Investors also found it tough going. Most stocks declined, with prices falling by roughly 5 percent across the board. But there were some bright spots: gold and bonds.
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This New Year, Resolve To Improve Your Credit

Personal finance experts say the start of a new year is the perfect time to check your credit report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tell Me More regular 'Money Coach' Alvin Hall about what to look for and how to boost your credit in 2012.
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Brewer's Popular Chanukah Beer: 8 Malty Nights

During the holidays, beer manufacturers roll out seasonal brews. And now, in addition to Ebenezer Ale and Santa's Private Reserve, there's a relative newcomer for Chanukah: a chocolate rye porter from a micro-brewer in Portland, Oregon.
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AT&T Drops Its Pursuit Of Rival Carrier T-Mobile

Wireless giant AT&T reportedly spent $40 million in ads alone to convince legislators, regulators and subscribers that its proposed merger with T-Mobile would be good for consumers and would create jobs. But the Justice Department filed suit to block the merger and then, the Federal Communications Commission came out against the deal.

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