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This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

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Square Roots, co-founded by Elon Musk's brother, plans to replicate the success of its shipping-container hydroponic farms across the country.

Taxes: What you need to know to deduct medical expenses


The tax debate once called for ending the deduction for medical expenses. But the final package kept the deduction and improved it for 2017 and 2018.

These new steps will help protect older Americans from financial fraud


Brokers will be allowed to temporarily halt a requested disbursement from an account if they suspect financial exploitation.

Workplace tips: How truckers can protect their mental health


If you’re a trucker consider taking advantage of the following tips for maintaining good mental health.

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Lottery scam mastermind rigged more drawings than first thought, records show

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A secret code active for almost a decade allowed Eddie Tipton to rig “random” lottery drawing dates.


J.M. Smucker recalls some canned dog food that may contain drug


Certain canned dog foods from Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, contain pentobarbital.

Everyone wants to hire for these 10 jobs — but not enough people are applying


Home health aides, nurse practitioners and financial advisers are needed. Ever think about driving a truck? Drivers are needed, too.


Photos: Hot Wheels turns 50 this year


The classic toy brand featuring miniature cars celebrates a major milestone in 2018.

Workplace: Should you keep your salary a secret?


In some cases, you're better off keeping your earning under wraps. But there are other times when it pays to share.


Fighting the flu? This technology tries to help you get well faster

Get a doctor to visit you instead of visiting a sick waiting area or arrange a virtual visit.

Beer Man: Citrus nicely dominates Bits & Bobs


Pine aroma and flavor is in the background of Reuben's Brews' American India pale ale.


4 signs you shouldn't do your own tax return


Got a complicated tax situation? Hiring a pro could be the best tax reduction trick of all


Why your home is a lousy investment when you think it's great

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The real value of ownership isn’t the investment, it’s the roof over your head, the satisfaction it brings and the memories it creates.

Debt settlement: For financial wrecks only?


There are only a couple scenarios where settlement makes sense.


You're using your freezer wrong—here's how to stock it the right way

Keep it full, keep it cold, and keep it organized.

Saturday, Feb 17

This scary trend may help hackers drain your financial accounts


Thieves are more apt to open "intermediary accounts" to gain access to and drain your existing financial accounts.

Q&A: Market's recent plunge hasn't changed investors' thinking very much


There were few warning signs before the stock market's plunge in early February, but so far, the slump hasn't changed investors' thinking very much.

Are these 5 things worth credit card debt?

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People don’t talk much about their credit card debt, but it’s common to have it.

Time to step up and build your retirement income


Who is primarily responsible for securing your successful retirement outcome? Here are your choices: yourself, your employer, or the government.

Friday, Feb 16

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

What's streaming, clean up your email, fix your grammar and editor your photos.

Review: Subaru WRX STI is spunky, but lacks refinement


It's one of several performance cars worth considering

Tax-reform changes will alter home-owning rationale for some


The new tax law caps income deductions on large mortgages (those above $750,000 in debt, taken out after Dec. 15, 2017) for people who itemize.

Craft brewers seek to involve more African Americans


The African American presence is very small in the growing craft beer segment of the $100 billion beer industry. But is it growing?

Thursday, Feb 15

McDonald's cheeseburgers in Happy Meals: Now by request only

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Some of the changes coming include smaller fries orders, less added sugar in the chocolate milk and featuring bottled water as a drink option.

Bitcoin soars above $10,000 on Coinbase as cryptocurrencies extend rally

Bitcoin jumped above $10,000 on Thursday, as a slew of major digital currencies extended Wednesday's rally and regulatory fears subsided.

There are many ways to save more for retirement, emergencies


Americans continue to struggle with the fairly simple objective of saving more money. In a strong economy like now, it's shouldn't be all that difficult. These tips might help.

Markets fired up consumer spending and shopping. Will a drop douse the flames?


Wealth effects from rising home and stock prices have fueled a third of consumer spending growth over the past year. A market drop could reverse that.

Wednesday, Feb 14

'Loyal' L.L. Bean customer sues company for changing legendary returns policy

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The Illinois man is suing the outdoor gear company for "breaking of its promises."

GM's Buick scores big in J.D. Power dependability rankings


The division placed in the top three with two foreign luxury brands

Why some small restaurants hate Valentine's Day


They don't make the big bucks you might think they do. Research by the software company Wombly found it's the 107th-best sales day of the year.

Applebee's apologizes for racial profiling at restaurant, fires 3 employees

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Staffers at the chain restaurant accused two African-American women of leaving without paying their bill the previous day.