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On Thanksgiving, Stores Serve Up A Side Of Shopping

Black Friday is seeping into Thanksgiving Day, a new trend dubbed "Gray Thursday." Brick-and-mortar stores have been competing with online retailers that have been scooping up early holiday shoppers. But it's unclear whether the extra effort it takes to open on Thanksgiving will be worth it.

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Before The Showdown: The Long Road To The Fiscal Cliff

References to the fiscal cliff, set for Jan. 1, have become ubiquitous in Washington. But many may have forgotten just how and when the looming tax increases and spending cuts were first devised.
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HP Says It Was Duped Into Overpaying For Company

Hewlett Packard is claiming it was duped into overpaying when it acquired Britain's largest software company a little more than a year ago. HP released its latest quarterly earning report on Tuesday and announced that it was writing off most of the $11 billion investment. The firm HP bought, Autonomy, denies there were any improprieties.
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Judge Approves Hostess' Plan To Liquidate

Hostess is now free to fire its 18,000 workers and can look for buyers interested in their brands. The company decided to call it quits because it said it didn't have the finances to survive an ongoing national strike.
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Jobless Claims Drop; But Superstorm Sandy's Effects Still Being Felt

The storm cost some people their jobs and forced many to delay filing their claims. The effects will likely continue to be felt for some time.
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Furby Makes A Comeback This Holiday Season

Back in the 1990s, 40 million were sold. To reach those numbers again, the 21st century version of Furby has some updates — like LCD screens for eyes. They dilate to display graphics like rainbows, love-hearts or diamonds.
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Feds: Hedge Fund Benefited From Insider Trading

Federal prosecutors filed another high-profile insider trading case Tuesday. A former hedge fund employee allegedly made $276 million for his fund after getting a sneak preview of clinical trial data for a new drug. The investigation may lead to even bigger cases.

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