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Winklevoss Twins Facebook Settlement Appeal Begins

Winklevoss Twins: Our Gemini Bitcoin Exchange Will Have ‘Security-First Mentality’

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss gained famed as the disputed co-founders of Facebook, or at least idea initiators of the social media phenomenon. Now their focus is on the controversial top virtual currency. The twins ...
Home Sales

Home Resales Slide 3% Over Year Ago; Median Existing-Home Price at Highest Level Since 2007

The median price of existing homes in 2014 rose to its highest level since 2007, but total resales fell 3.1 percent from 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing-home ...
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T-Mobile to Give Their Customers with Poor Credit Scores a Lift with ‘Smartphone Equality’

Half of potential T-Mobile customers who apply for one of the wireless carrier’s plans and smartphones don’t qualify  for the best deals because of below-average credit scores. T-Mobile U.S. CEO John ...
Mortgage rates

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Slides to 21-Month Low, Following Bond Yields, Gas Prices

If you’re in the market for a home or want to refinance an existing mortgage, borrowing costs are extremely favorable so far in the new year, with the 30-year fixed rate sliding to 3.63 percent, its lowest ...
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Here’s a Rundown of Obama’s Proposed Tax Breaks, Credits for Working Families

Skepticism is always widespread among Americans the morning after a State of the Union address, knowing full well that any good intentions proposed by President Obama will run into political gridlock. In his speech, ...
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Housing Construction Hits 7-Year High as Lower Borrowing Costs Boost Market

The year 2014 ended on a high note for single-family housing production with December recording a 4.4 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units, surpassing Wall Street expectations. For all ...
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Walmart Provides Low-Fee Option for Picking Up Tax Refunds via ‘Direct2Cash’

If you cannot wait for your tax refund to be mailed or direct deposited, the nation’s largest retailer Walmart is offering a pick-up service through two financial partners, Tax Products Group (TPG), a Green ...
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Claim That ‘Jungle Rangers’ Interactive Game Improves Kids’ Brains is Unproven: FTC

Kids won’t acquire better “focus, concentration and memory” — and improve their school work — because you got them a Jungle Rangers interactive computer game, says the Federal Trade ...
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Home Improvement Spending to ‘Decelerate’ in Coming Months, LIRA Index Projects

The broad resurgence in home equity over the past three years has boosted spending on remodeling projects, but that growth is set to soften in coming months, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint ...
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IRS: ‘Free File’ Makes Tax Software Available to Most Taxpayers at No Cost

Free File is now available only at IRS.gov/FreeFile, the result of a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance, a consortium of 14 brand-name tax software companies. Since 2003, ...
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