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Main Street Suffers the Bruce Springsteen Effect

Discourse in America is imperiled by the Bruce Springsteen Effect: the lyrics are injected with a blue-collar sensibility, but the main act will cater to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle at day's end.

Morgan Stanley Says GWPH Pot Stock Is Legit

Morgan Stanley has given GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) its vote of confidence, so will this increase confidence in marijuana stocks?

Cannabis Investors Dodge Penny Stock Stigma

Although there are similarities between the dotcom boom and the current cannabis green rush, penny stocks are an element that technology companies didn't have among their challenges at the turn of the century.

Porsche 918 Spyder Proves the Supercar Is Not Dead

The Porsche 918 Spyder proves that, in an automotive world obsessed with fuel efficiency, the supercar is not dead. Porsche North America CEO Detlev von Platen attributes the brand's consistent sales growth to an investment in new technology.

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paying for college

Congress Wants More Bang for Student Debit Card Bucks

10:52 am, April 24, 2014

A group of three senators and 20 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to ED secretary Arnie Duncan supporting changes to the department's cash management ...

real estate

Buying a Home: How to Avoid a Mortgage Closing Meltdown

10:36 am, April 24, 2014

Consumer agency is advocating e-Closings to help homebuyers deal with document overload.

 

Why Couples Should Maintain Separate Bank Accounts

8:24 am, April 24, 2014

Couples should maintain additional separate accounts even if they have joint bank accounts.

 

Consumers Staying Away from Stock Market Despite Record Highs

8:19 am, April 24, 2014

Despite record returns in the stock market and low interest rates on cash and fixed income, nearly three in four Americans are still staying away from investing in ...

wheels

Auto Industry's 5 Most Polarizing Cars

8:15 am, April 24, 2014

Carmakers make dramatic designs to incite emotional responses, but some get especially high amounts of love and hate.

Marijuana

Marijuana Opposition: Patrick Kennedy's SAM Issues Colorado 4/20 Report

6:25 pm, April 23, 2014

Pot proponents see promises go up in smoke.

renting

Rent Wars: How to Survive When Rents Keep Going Up

4:33 pm, April 23, 2014

The news about rents is bad and it keeps getting worse.

sports

Buffalo Bills Are the Latest NFL Team to Be Sued by Ex-Cheerleaders

4:19 pm, April 23, 2014

In a lawsuit, five former Buffalo Jills allege wage theft, as well as other degrading treatment by the team.

paying for college

The Cost of Bad Advice Can Be Thousands of Dollars for College Students

3:40 pm, April 23, 2014

With college tuition continuing to spiral ever upward, taking unnecessary classes could boost your bill (and debt) by hundreds or thousands of dollars.

wheels

Electric Cars Are Cheaper Than Consumers Realize

2:49 pm, April 23, 2014

Going green does not have to cost consumers more money when it comes to automobiles.

New Site Finds Free Kids’ Meals

Find national and local deals on kids’ meals with KidsMealDeals.com.

How to Save the American Dream

Huge budget deficits could be alleviated with a significant restructuring of tax rates, the president’s commission says.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

Here are some tips from parents and pros on how to get your fussy eater to eat healthy.

The Best Gym Deals in America

To help you find a gym in your price range, MainStreet took a look at what some of the national gym chains currently charge for a place to sweat.

5 Tips to Cut a Retirement Shortfall

It's not too late for baby boomers who put off retirement planning and haven't saved enough. Here are five key steps.

Businesses That Doubled Down in the Recession

Many businesses were forced to cut back in the recession, but a few chose to buck the trend by investing more money to expand. Now, they’re profiting as a result.

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