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Gift Cards: What's New, What's Hot, What To Avoid

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, David Greene talks to Bankrate.com's Janna Herron about gift card options.
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Educators Worry Revamped GED Will Be Too Pricey

The test long used to demonstrate high school equivalency is getting an overhaul. Many educators agree it's time for an update, but the new GED will be much more expensive and administered only on computers. Some are worried the new exam will be out of reach for many test takers.
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For Cyprus' North And South, A Reversal Of Fortunes

For decades, the Turkish-occupied north lagged far behind the independent nation to the south, with its strong ties to Greece. Now, it's the Turks in northern Cyprus who have the roaring economy, as Greek Cypriots await the terms of an EU bailout.
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Reports: Apple Lets Go One More Employee In Maps Fiasco

Apple issued a public apology over its maps application and had already fired an executive over the bungling of the software. This time it was the manager who oversaw the project who was pushed out.
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Is It Wise To Bank At Big Box Retailers?

Big box stores sell groceries, tools, and now even offer home mortgages. But critics warn the financial products aren't regulated like they are at banks. Host Michel Martin discusses the pros and cons of big box banking with New York Times business reporter Stephanie Clifford.
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Deal Reached On Greek Debt, Markets Rise In Relief

Leaders agreed on a plan to release some loan payments that Greece desperately needs, and to take steps that should help reduce that nation's debt.
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Fiscal Cliff Compromise: Devil Is In The Definition Of Revenue

It's now widely agreed that steering away from the fiscal cliff — the combination of spending cuts and tax increases set to hit at the start of the year — will require some combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. The central sticking point could well be whether President Obama and Congress can agree on the definition of revenue.
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For Restaurants, Food Waste Is Seen As Low Priority

Food waste is a big problem — for public health, the environment and consumers. Chefs and restaurant owners seem like they'd be the least likely to waste food, and yet 15 percent of all the food that ends up in landfills comes from restaurants. Some restaurants are starting to take action.

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