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Disney World Raises Prices, Retains Title of ‘Most Expensive Theme Park’

Just days after a recent study indicated theme park attendance is rising, Disney has announced it’s bumping up admission prices at Disney World, thus allowing the Florida vacation spot to retain the dubious title of “most expensive theme park.”

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How Much Will People Spend on Graduation Gifts This Year? — Dollars and Sense

Student loan debt may be skyrocketing, but the students themselves will likely leave school with some nice presents — a new survey shows Americans will spend almost $5 billion on graduation gifts this year.

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Huge Blunder Drops Price at Gas Station to One Dollar Per Gallon — Dollars and Sense

A lot of people are hurting these days because of the slow turn of the global economy. Few places are making them feel the pain of painfully slow growth more than the gas pump.

But that doesn’t mean relief can’t unexpectedly happen.

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Are You Ready to Pay 50 Cents for a Stamp? — Dollars and Sense

Facing huge budget shortfalls, the United States Postal Service has proposed solutions including closing hundreds of post offices and eliminating Saturday deliveries. Now it may be considering jacking up the price of stamps, too.

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Food Price Increase Decline Forecast [AUDIO]

The latest government report on inflation is predicting food price inflation to lag behind the general inflation rate over the next few years. The  Wyoming Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee Monday endorsed a bill that would require coaches and trainers of organized non-school  youth sports and activities to receive training on concussions. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day

Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is split on whether America is entering into a period of economic recovery.

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Kodak Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection — Dollars and Sense

If you want to capture a Kodak moment, you may need to be in bankruptcy court to do it these days — the iconic photography company filed for Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday.

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Credit Card Debt Soars After Black Friday — Dollars and Sense

Retailers reported robust numbers on Black Friday last year, which surprised some analysts because the economy is still struggling and unemployment is high. But new data from the Federal Reserve shows where much of that money came from: credit cards.

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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Oh My! Coins on the Rise in the US — Dollars and Sense

Officials at the US Mint have spotted a sign they say is indicative of an improving economy — coin shipments are increasing.

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Great News for Auto Industry As Car Sales Grow for the Second Year In a Row

Just a few years ago, Detroit automakers were in peril, with car sales hitting a 30-year low. But now, in an optimistic sign of the industry’s continued recovery, sales are enjoying their second straight year of growth.

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