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Gas Prices Down for Thanksgiving

People planning to be on the road for Thanksgiving will find themselves giving thanks for slightly cheaper gasoline prices, even though the prices are still higher than they were at this time last year.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday

Savvy buyers know Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find terrific bargains, but not all items are such great deals. In order to better your experience on that infamous shopping day, here are some things you may want to avoid purchasing, along with when you may be able to score the best deals on them

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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Drought Killing Texas Trees and Hurting State’s Economy

How do dying trees affect the state's economy you ask?  Well, stop and think about all the things and stuff that's made from forest products.

From lumber and building materials to paper products, to thousands of jobs,the forest products industry is a major driver of the Texas economy.  If trees are dying off, we all feel it.

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Waiting for Service Appointments Costs Americans Billions a Year

According to a new study, waiting at home for deliveries or scheduled repairs to cable, phones, internet service or utilities costs Americans a staggering $37.7 billion a year in lost income.

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Where Did I Put Those Rabbit-ears?

Dust off all the cliches. There's nothing new under the sun.  All things old are new again.  Remember that funny looking rabbit ear antenna that used to sit on top of  your old TV set?  Don't laugh, but rabbit ears are making a comeback.

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Bank of America Will Not Charge Monthly Fee for Debit Card Usage

In September, Bank of America announced it would soon begin charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, saying it was recouping losses from new laws that limited how much it could charge merchants when debit cards were swiped during transactions.

But after a firestorm of negative publicity, BofA waved the white flag of surrender and scrapped the controversial plan.

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