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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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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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Drivers Wonder Where Price Of Gas Will Go Next

The price of gas has been on a roller coaster this year. After a brief dip in early summer, the average price per gallon is back on the upswing. That's left many consumers wondering if prices will go even higher, but some analysts expect the most recent spike to be relatively short-lived.
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New Concerns Over Credit Card Debt Collection

Americans are $21 billion dollars behind on their credit card debt and more banks are using aggressive collection tactics. Why consumers groups are alarmed and what it could mean for borrowers.

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The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power (Rebroadcast)

The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.

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McDonnell Touts Virginia's Budget Surplus

Gov. Bob McDonnell is touting a budget surplus of more than $448 million for the last fiscal year.

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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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