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Low Mortgage Rates Boost 'Serial Refinancers'

Refinancing is not available to everyone. But those who can refinance switch from adjustable- to fixed-rate mortgages, locking money in at rates their parents in the 1980s never dreamed of. Many shave a couple of hundred dollars off their monthly mortgage payment; some get an even bigger windfall.
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Former Georgia Coach Charged In Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission says former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan used his influence to get high-profile college coaches and former players to invest $80 million into a Ponzi scheme. Donnan has denied the allegations
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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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