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A Quick Look Back at the American Economy on Election Day 2008 — Dollars and Sense

Four years ago, during the last presidential campaign, the American economy was collapsing faster than it had since the Great Depression. Now, with the 2012 election upon us, most analysts agree that the economy is in a period of slow recovery—a bit too slow, according to just about everyone.

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Thanksgiving Turkeys Will Be Cheaper Than Expected This Year — Dollars and Sense

The price of turkey is going to be cheaper than expected this year, largely because many retailers were able to lock in the cost of the birds before the summer’s drought sent feed prices way, way up.

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What Are the Most Reliable Cars on the Road Today?

The latest automotive reliability survey from Consumer Reports came out this week, and Toyota leads the way. Ford, which had been rising in the ranks recently, fell back this year: it now ranks second-to-last among all auto manufacturers.

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Higher Taxes and Higher Prices Are Coming in 2013 — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of the American economy’s checkered enthusiasm, it appears as if consumers are currently aboard the fast track to higher taxes and rising prices on things like health care and grocery items scheduled to come around at the turn of the new year.

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President Obama Signs The Middle-Class Tax Cut Bill
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Your Taxes Will Almost Certainly Go Up in January, and Congress Won’t Stop It — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, starting January 2013 some 163 million workers across the United States will be slapped with a significant tax increase.

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Toys R Us and Macy’s Will Combine to Form Christmas-Shopping Voltron

Toys R Us announced earlier this week plans to open up toy departments in some 24 Macy’s retail outlets across the United States, bringing the two retailing giants together just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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JetBlue to Make Flying Better By Offering Free Wi-Fi — Dollars and Sense

Frequent flyers who are sick to death of having to pay additional fees just so they can use the Internet might want to consider booking flights aboard JetBlue Airways next year.

That’s because starting in 2013, the budget-friendly airline plans to provide free in-flight Wi-Fi for its passengers.

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You Won’t Believe How Many Families Do Not Have a Bank Account — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

It might seem almost impossible to operate in today’s economic world without the use of a bank account, but a new survey suggests that many Americans are actually doing it, opting to finance their daily lives with quick cash services and prepaid credit cards.

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Judge Rules Rare Coins Worth $80 Million Belongs to the Government and Not to Family Claiming Them — Dollars and Sense

The United States government has officially railroaded a Philadelphia family that literally struck gold, after a judge found that the 10 rare gold coins worth $80 million they discovered almost a decade ago did not belong to them, but to Uncle Sam, instead.

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Palmieri Announces Public Auction Of Foreclosed Properties

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Looking to buy a house? Well, you're in luck. The City of Utica is rolling out another property auction this Thursday at City Hall.

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