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Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be In Play

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have suggested ways to scale back the deduction's value for wealthy taxpayers. It's one of the keys to helping reduce the federal budget deficit, but the real estate industry says the housing market is too fragile to eliminate the tax break altogether.
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Here's The List: 63 Barnes & Noble Stores Where Crooks Hacked PIN Pads

If you shopped recently at those stores and used a credit or debit card there's a chance that thieves got hold of data about about your accounts and your PIN number. Check the list.
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Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women

A new study from the American Association of University Women finds new female college graduates educated the same as men and who have similar professional opportunities earn 82 cents to every dollar a male graduate earns.
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The Sick Turn To Crowd Funding To Pay Medical Bills

Crowd funding isn't just for hipster artists anymore. In 2012 alone, users of the site GoFundMe have raised more than $6 million for personal medical causes.
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Mobile Ad Sales Help Boost Facebook Earnings

Facebook beat analysts' expectations, posting solid sales in the third quarter Tuesday. Most important to the company's future, 14 percent of its revenues came from mobile advertising. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to "dispel the myth that Facebook can't make money from mobile." Still, Facebook's mobile partner, game maker Zynga, is in trouble and announced it is laying off 5 percent of its workforce.
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Apple Unveils Pencil-Thin iPad Mini

Apple unveiled its iPad Mini on Tuesday. This smaller tablet is set to compete against the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7. Apple's other product announcements, about notebook and desktop computers, demonstrate the company's technical innovation on many platforms.
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Food For Hobbit Fans: Frodo's Roast, Smaug's Delight

Thanks to the success of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, lots of people now know about the indulgent eating habits of Hobbits. And as the Lord of the Rings prequel movie, The Hobbit, comes out in December, restaurants that think they see some kindred spirits among their customers are serving up special menus.

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