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Verizon Will Charge YOU a Fee for Paying THEM

Most companies are happy if their customers pay their bills on time, by whatever means, but not Verizon.  Verizon is taking "accounts receivable" to the next level.

Starting January 15th, 2012, Verizon will start charging its customers a $2 dollar fee for paying their bills Online or by phone.

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What Were 2011′s Stupidest Consumer Fees?

As consumers, we’re all used to being nickel-and-dimed to death with fees — from charges for checking a bag when we fly to charges to pay a bill online, we see them every day. They may be small, but they add up. And some were even more egregious than others in 2011.

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More Than 100 Sears and K-Mart Stores to Close

Because of a sharp and disappointing drop in holiday sales compared to a year ago, Sears Holding Corp. says it will close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide.

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Gasoline Prices Down for Holiday Travelers

Texas motorists are getting a small break in gasoline prices heading into Christmas and New Year's. Triple A Texas says gasoline prices are down an average of four cents across the state, and even more in some areas.

So it's not costing quite as much to travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house -- and back.

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It’s a Generation Y Takeover! Younger Employees Are Changing the Work Place

The standard 9-5 workday has been customary for decades, but it looks like all that could soon change thanks to the demands of a whole new generation of younger workers. And that’s not all they want.

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Allstate Wants to Raise Homeowner Insurance Rates

Allstate Insurance has asked Texas regulators to allow the company to raise homeowner rates by an average of 5.7 percent statewide.

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The Newest Dangers to Watch Out for This Season Are Christmas Decorations?

They may look like innocent reflections of the festive holiday season but if you’re not careful, you’ll be seeing a lot more red than green at Christmas.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) issued an alarming study that found that accidents caused by holiday decorations went from 10,000 cases in 2007 to more than 13,000 in 2010.

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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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