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Popular YouTube Videos Are Cash Cows For Uploaders

Several years ago a man uploaded a clip of his son getting his finger chomped on by his baby brother. The upload became a YouTube sensation. Britain's Daily Telegraph reports that dad has made more than $150,000 from that video. YouTube makes deals with people whose videos could become hits, and offers them some of the revenues from ads it places on the video's page.
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Analysts Have Rosy Outlook For 2011 Holiday Sales

Analysts are predicting a fairly good year for retailers over the holiday season. Those sales are expected to increase 3 percent overall and go up 15 percent for online retailers. Plus, this is the first year tablets like the iPad may make an impact on the retail landscape.
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Holiday Video Game Preview: Beyond 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'

We look at some of the upcoming video game releases, including the hugely hyped Call Of Duty 3: Modern Warfare.
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Supercommittee Debt Deal Appears Elusive

Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair of the panel in charge of slashing the nation's deficit, called the deliberations a "roller-coaster ride." Members are working to bridge their differences over taxes and entitlement programs.
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Gen X Takes The Housing Hit; Boomers Only Grazed

The flailing housing market has yet to show major signs of recovery, which is bad news for today's home sellers. But even worse, the slump could permanently reduce the net wealth of an entire generation.
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Would-Be Sellers Become Reluctant Landlords

The rental market provides an alternative for many owners whose homes aren't selling during the housing downtown. But being a landlord can have unanticipated challenges.
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Wanted: Temporary Holiday Workers

Retailers across the country are accepting applications for temporary, seasonal positions, and industry experts say the total number of hires will likely be on par with last year's totals. Scott Detrow of member station WITF visits an outlet mall in Lancaster, Pa., to see how many stores are looking for help.

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