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10 Best Days to Shop This Holiday Season

It's that time of year y'all -- shopping season! That means the traffic on Johnston and Ambassador within a mile or so from the mall will be just nuts for the next month and a half.

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Good News for the Economy: Consumers Ready to Spend This Holiday Season — Dollars and Sense

Holiday spending is expected to increase this year, as a new report indicates that more Americans are finally seeing a little reprieve from the last four years of economic anxiety.

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The Longest Receipt Ever?

I rolled up into one of my favorite stores yesterday to grab a couple of things. Yes, literally two things -- a thank you card and some antihistamine.

All in all it was an easy and quick process as one would expect for such a simple transaction.

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Toys R Us Announces New Price-Matching Offer — Dollars and Sense

In an attempt to be a forethought on the shopping lists of parents this holiday season, Toys R Us has announced plans to match the prices of their competition. The company’s new “price-match guarantee” will be extended to all products from Toys R Us and Babies R Us retail outlets.

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American Express Deceives Customers, Will Issue $85 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Have an American Express card that you never leave home without? You can expect a refund.

According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, American Express will be refunding $85 million to some 250,000 customers due to what officials are calling deceptive practices that include the charging of illegal late fees and discrimination against applicants 35 years old and up.

For nearly a decade, American Express was guilty of committing various infractions against its card owners that cheated customers into believing they were obtaining benefits like sign-up bonuses and improved credit scores that never came to pass.

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Upcoming Diaper Shortage Means Things Are About to Get Very Messy

Well, this stinks.

Following an explosion at a chemical factory in Japan, the world may be facing a looming (and smelly) crisis: a diaper shortage. The Nippon Shokubai Company's plant in Himeji is a leading producer of acrylic acid, a main component in disposable diapers. Over the weekend, it went boom.

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Discover Misleads Cardholders, Will Issue $200 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Do you have a Discover card? If so, you can expect to receive a refund.

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Weird Questions That Have Bothered Bruce For Years

The human mind is amazing. Think of all of the things that you see around you, a good number of them were created by somebody's brain. That computer you're using, that radio you listen to, that microwave you are using to create breakfast, all came from electric signals that bounced around a human brain. If we can figure out all of those neat things, then how come there seems to be no real answers to these questions that have troubled me for years.

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Shut Up & Take My Money – Stuff Bruce Would Buy Right Now

I don't call it shopping, I call it buying. What is the point of looking at stuff you want if you aren't going to buy it. That might explain why my wife doesn't allow me to have any credit cards. I am guilty of being an impulse buyer

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The Top 15 Toys for the Upcoming Holiday Season: The New Wii, One Direction Dolls and … Furby Again?

We know, we know—it's only September. When it comes to toys, though, it's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season, especially for retailers. It is big business. Huge business. The buying frenzy of the holidays can comprise 40 percent of the total annual profit for a toy store. With this in mind, Toys R Us has released their 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List to get a head start on the hottest items this year.

So what's on it this year?

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