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SEC Chief Schapiro Is Leaving; New Chairman Chosen

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down on Dec. 14. President Obama has designated SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to be her successor.
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How Much Would '12 Days Of Christmas' Cost This Year?

Each year PNC Wealth Management adds up all 364 items in the carol — the swans, the geese, the golden rings — and comes up with a price tag. This year they'd cost more than $107,000, up more than 6 percent from last year.
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'Cyber Monday,' 'Giving Tuesday;' Then 'Weeping Wednesday?'

There are clever names for many of the holiday season's key shopping days. Today's is in honor of what's said to be the biggest online shopping day. Tuesday's aims to get people to be charitable. Maybe Wednesday's should be for when the bills come in?
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Is Charging Customers For Returns Bad Business?

It's an old saying in retail: "The customer is always right." But many companies that sell online or through catalogs have moved away from that motto — making customers pay to return merchandise. Sellers think it's a fair policy. Consumers don't see it that way, and a new study suggests that firms would be far better off in the long run footing the bill for returns.
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An Entrepreneur Expands The Lego Universe

Each year, Lego turns out 19 billion plastic bricks, figures and gears for building things. But sometimes it seems even 19 billion isn't enough. Seattle-area resident Will Chapman wanted more, so he started making Lego-compatible parts — including World War II weapons.

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