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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.

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.

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.

Man Achieves Perfect Credit Score, Issues Press Release

It is estimated that less than 2/10ths of 1% of U.S. consumers have a perfect credit score.

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Department of Education to Revise Student Loan Servicer Evaluations

11:40 am, April 22, 2014

The Department of Education (ED) is planning to revise the way it evaluates student loan servicers that manage payment of direct student loans.

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Biofuels: More Expensive and Potentially Worse for the Environment

11:14 am, April 22, 2014

Ethanol produced from corn waste may produce more carbon emissions than gasoline.

 

6 Weird Jobs That Pay Way More Than You Would Expect

10:47 am, April 22, 2014

If you're looking for something other than the typical 9 to 5, these jobs might be for you.

 

The Best "Green" Wines Under $35

9:48 am, April 22, 2014

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up some of the best eco-friendly bottles from around the world.

workplace

Remote Jobs Are Booming Across U.S.

9:00 am, April 22, 2014

Most companies are embracing telecommuting jobs, noting they don't lead to a decline in worker production and mean happier employees.

 

General Mills Makes Coupon Clipping and Facebook 'Liking' Dangerous

8:10 am, April 22, 2014

The food company is up to the usual Trix.

 

The $10,000 Taco

7:48 am, April 22, 2014

How many tacos can you buy for $10,000? This week at a Del Taco in Santa Paula, California the answer turned out to be quite unpalatable. And people were pretty beefed.
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IRS Wary of Retirement Rollovers Used to Finance Start-ups

7:43 am, April 22, 2014

Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) strategy may be in jeopardy.

retirement

More Employers Shifting the Cost of Healthcare to Retirees

6:28 pm, April 21, 2014

For a growing number of Americans, healthcare may be one of the largest expenses during retirement.

 

Music Industry Sees a Continuing Vinyl Revival

6:13 pm, April 21, 2014

Other physical forms of music sales decline while consumers move to streaming subscription services.

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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