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  • news_poweroutages.jpg Frigid U.S. weather means highest power prices since '08

    Freezing temperatures gripping the eastern U.S. will result in the highest electricity prices in six years for consumers in Boston, Dallas and San Francisco.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO | First month of Colorado pot legalization brought in $2M in tax revenue

    The first month of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado brought in about $2 million in tax revenue, the first indicator of the earning potential of the U.S.’s premier legal pot market.

    March 13, 2014

  • Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal

    Now Comcast and Netflix have announced that they will directly interconnect their networks, rather than having Netflix traffic flow first through a third-party network. With this, another layer of Internet architecture - interconnection and peering - is under the microscope.

    March 12, 2014

  • news_google.jpg First Apple, now Google hit with kids' app lawsuit

    Last month, 4- and 5-year-old brothers in New York quickly spent $65.95 in real money to buy virtual goods in Marvel's Run Jump Splash game on the family tablet. They were able to rack up the charges without entering a password. And for that, the boys' mother has joined a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google, accusing the company of deceiving consumers about its in-app purchase system, which critics say makes it too easy for kids to spend money on their Android devices.

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 01.jpg US News names its 'Best Cars for the Money'

    U.S. News & World Report Wednesday announced its annual Best Cars for the Money list on its Best Cars website.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Money-100s.jpg Study: Money is addictive

    There's a fundamental principle in economics that applies to food, clothing and even all those shiny tech gadgets that start with the letter "i": The more of them we have, the less we value them. But that may not be true when it comes to money. 

    January 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • apple-ipad-tablet-ebook-420x0.jpg In technology, 2013 was a more amazing year than you think

    If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year. But look again, at the stories we missed. So much happened, in fact, that I believe we have set the stage for the transformation of entire industries.

    January 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Money-100s.jpg 10 easy-to-do steps to lower economic stress in 2014

    Resolutions are usually a terrible way to effect change. Changing habits involves changing your lifestyle, and that requires a deep commitment that most of us lack. If you've resolved to get your financial life in order, I offer 10 important and easy-to-do steps. 

    January 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • patriot.jpg The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide

    When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic gaming can be daunting if the only controller you’re used to just changes channels. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list - made up of the year’s most highly acclaimed video game releases and Black Friday and online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

    November 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Game Review-Legend of_Denn.jpg The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide | Part II

    When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic gaming can be daunting if the only controller you’re used to just changes channels. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list - made up of the year’s most highly acclaimed video game releases and Black Friday and online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

    November 29, 2013 1 Photo

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