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Redbox Raising DVD Rental Rates by 25 Percent

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent beginning next week in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on the discs instead of Internet video services such as Netflix.
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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Identity Theft on Black Friday (AM)

Posted: 11/21/2014 - For shoppers trying to get the best deals this black Friday, there are some things to remember before you swipe your plastic. First, know where you're shopping – To see if a business is credible you can search them on the Better Business Bureau's website.
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  • Asia shares ride on stimulus hopes

    Pedestrians with umbrellas walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar, outside a brokerage in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched higher on Thursday as the prospect of further stimulus from central banks in the region and Europe eclipsed disappointing U.S. data, which tripped up the dollar.


  • Tech buoys Wall Street, but energy still weighs

    A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, boosted by tech shares, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.


  • U.S. regulator orders national Takata driver-side air bag recall

    Takata airbag official Shimizu waits to testify on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. If it does not, NHTSA could begin steps to fine the Japanese firm up to $7,000 per vehicle, as well as forcing a recall. The regulator is limited and cannot fine a company more than $35 million. The U.S. ...


  • U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth

    Matt Giardina carries his purchase, a HDTV, at a Best Buy store on the shopping day dubbed "Black Friday" in FraminghamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth.


  • Yellen's 'optimal' model calls for rate hike this year, in theory
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said the tenor of economic data will decide when the U.S. central bank raises interest rates. Surprisingly, a data analysis based on Yellen's own priorities points to a rate increase by the end of this year.
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