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Virginia Lottery Winning Big

The Virginia Lottery is feeling lucky, as the state-run gambling system is posting record profits.

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Competing Against The Nicest Guy In Town

When salesmen can't compete on price, they try to out-nice each other.
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Student Loans Can Dent Retirees' Social Security

Families often pull together to help finance a college education, with parents and grandparents chipping in or co-signing loans. But when a federal student loan isn't paid back, the government withholds money from Social Security recipients.
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Some Oklahoma Mechanics Beat The Heat With Kilts

It's been a hot summer in Oklahoma and the heat's forced those without air conditioning to get creative. Mechanics at O'Brien Auto Performance are keeping cool in kilts. From May to October, some employees there don kilts to enjoy a breezier workday.
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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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