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U.S. Auto Sales In September Show Vast Improvement

U.S. auto sales last month were the best they've been in more than four years, according to numbers compiled by an industry group. Toyota led the way with more than a 40 percent jump from a year ago. Experts give credit for the boost in sales to cheap financing for car loans, and growing consumer confidence.
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Wal-Mart's Female Employees File Suit In Tennessee

Wal-Mart employees in Tennessee say the company pays and promotes men ahead of women. Some of those women filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. It's the first of several planned lawsuits.
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Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get New Protections

The national bank settlement over robo signing takes effect Wednesday. And the California monitor for the settlement says the most notable complaint her office gets is for "dual-tracking." That's when homeowners are on track to be foreclosed on while trying to get a mortgage modification.
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Can Saving Money Cost Money?

Some people get part of their income from savings account interest, and according to reporter Roben Farzad, they're feeling the effects of historically low interest rates. In his new article, "A Lost Decade For Savers," he writes that saving money could actually cost you money in the long run, and he speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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Can Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices

High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
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$11,000 Machine Offers Exquisite Coffee Experience

Blossom One is a coffee-maker designed by some folks who've worked for the likes of BMW, Tesla Motors and NASA.The machine has a built-in camera and WIFI.

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