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What's In Your Wallet? Wait, You Don't Need One

A growing number of companies hope more consumers will soon be making purchases with mobile phones. More retailers are also using technology that turns devices like tablets into cash registers.
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Credit Unions Lure New Customers With Free Gas

Credit unions across the country, including one in College Park, spread the word about their low checking fees by first luring new customers in with free gas.

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Coffee Is The New Wine. Here's How You Taste It

Specialty roasters increasingly are working directly with coffee growers around the world to produce coffees as varied in taste as wines. They're teaching their clientele to appreciate the subtle characteristics of brews by bringing cupping, an age-old ritual once limited to coffee insiders, to the coffee-sipping masses.
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EBay Says Users Will No Longer Be Able To Sell Magic, Potions, Curses

The online marketplace said the sale of those items often results in "difficult to resolve" issues.
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Facebook Shares Battered As Insiders Are Allowed To Sell

Some early investors were allowed to sell, driving the stock price to historic lows.
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Volvo Adds Production And Jobs To U.S.

The Volvo manufacturing plant in Hagerstown has recently created 50 new jobs.

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Jobless Claims Held Steady At 366,000 Last Week

First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose by just 2,000 from the week before.
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7 Banks Subpoenaed In Libor Investigation

Authorities have been investigating London's interbank interest rate. Earlier this summer, Barclays was fined by U.S. and U.K. officials to settle charges of manipulating the rate. The latest subpoenas come in a probe by state regulators in New York and Connecticut.
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Persuading Banks To Give Homeowners A Break

Over the past four years, Bruce Marks has been on a traveling road show to help people avoid foreclosure. He says his nonprofit, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, has helped more than 200,000 people get their payments lowered so they can afford to keep their homes.

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