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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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Falling Gas Prices Means Great News for Car Owners

Just a few months ago, analysts were worried gas prices would soar this summer, possibly topping $6 a gallon. But now that the warmer months are upon us, there’s been an abrupt about-face.

In fact, fuel prices are now falling so steadily that many experts predict that by this fall, a gallon of gas will be under $3.

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Congressman Jeff Landry Talks Digging Up Dollars For Louisiana[Audio]

Congressman Jeff Landry stopped by the Bruce and the Kennel Club Show Tuesday morning to discuss digging up mud. Not the kind of political mud we are used to hearing about from Washington, this is good ol' Louisiana mud and it could mean millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs for our state.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sparks Surprising Retail Boom — Dollars and Sense

The juggernaut known as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hasn’t just been a boon for its publisher — the bondage-themed erotic novel has also brought a welcome surge of business to sex toy shops, clothing retailers and even hardware stores.

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Lose the Fat, Increase the Paycheck — People Who Work Out More Get Paid More

If you want a raise at work, you might want to think about spending more time at the gym.

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What Are the Most Shoplifted Items in America?

It appears that in the wake of a weak economy shoplifting has become more widespread than it was just under a decade ago.

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Disney World Raises Prices, Retains Title of ‘Most Expensive Theme Park’

Just days after a recent study indicated theme park attendance is rising, Disney has announced it’s bumping up admission prices at Disney World, thus allowing the Florida vacation spot to retain the dubious title of “most expensive theme park.”

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What Are the Best Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage?

If your gas mileage doesn’t seem as good as it once was, there might be some very valid reasons — including the fact that you’re driving too aggressively.

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Want to Figure Out Your Poop Salary?

The bathroom break is an office worker’s respite from the stress and calamity induced by his / her cubicle or corner office.

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When Do You Plan On Retiring? — Survey of the Day

Americans are eligible to begin receiving Social Security benefits at age 62. But more and more workers are planing to retire well after that.

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