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Get Ready — Your Smartphone May Soon Work Even Slower — Dollars and Sense

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says wireless resources are not infinite.

In fact, the smartphones to which we’re all so addicted are gobbling so much bandwidth that as early as next year, we could be paying more for our service — not to mention seeing slower data speeds and an increase in dropped calls.

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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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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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Entire Town Wins Lottery — Except for One Person

We’ve all seen those stories about groups of people who routinely buy lottery tickets together, only to have one member of the pack fail to do so the week they strike it rich.

Now something similar has happened again — in Spain.

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Man Visits ATM, Finds $9.8 Billion In His Bank Account

Recently, Parijat Saha of Balurghat, India visited an ATM and found that someone had parked a few extra bucks in his bank account– $9.8 billion to be exact.

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Category: Money, Weird News
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Study: Getting Married May Not be Better Than Living Together

Are you living with your girlfriend and thinking about popping the big question? You may want to reconsider.

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, show that married couples have only few advantages compared to couples that aren’t married and live together.

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Massachusetts Woman Wins $7 Million Lottery — And Doesn’t Tell Anyone

If you ever have a secret you’re dying to spill but you want it to stay safe, we suggest telling Kathleen Crewe. She can probably be trusted with it — after all, she won a $7 million lottery and kept it to herself for days.

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George Washington Presidential $1 Coins (Scott Olson/Getty)
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Presidential Dollar Coin Production Halted by US Mint

Are you collecting the presidential $1 coins?

It might be tough to complete your entire collection now because production of the golden dollar coins was stopped in December.

Vice President Joe Biden announced last month that the government would halt production of the presidential $1 coins for circulation.

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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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Erin Andrews Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Video

When staying in a hotel, there is an expectation of privacy, right? Well, ESPN correspondent Erin Andrews lost that privacy big time in 2008 when video was taken of her naked through a hole in her hotel room wall and then leaked onto the Internet. Andrews is now filing suit.

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Revenge of the Processing Fees! Ticketmaster Forced to Cough Up Millions in Refunds

If you bought a ticket for an event from the behemoth known as Ticketmaster between October of 1999 and October of 2011, you may be getting a bit of a credit next year.

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Elderly Man Accidentally Leaves Entire Life Savings in Donated Suit

An Illinois man who kept his life savings in a suit because he didn’t trust banks accidentally donated it to Goodwill. Now that has to be the most expensive cheap suit of all time.

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