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Smart Things to do With your Tax Refund

Posted: 03/27/2014 - According to the most recent data released by the IRS, more than 48 million tax refunds have been issued so far this tax season. That's about 5.6 percent more than this time last year, and the average refund is up three percent at $3,034.

Shoppers Cope With Sky High Food Prices

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Earlier this month it was reported that beef prices are at the highest they've been in nearly 30 years. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food prices will increase between 2.5 and 3.5 percent in 2014.

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  • Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year as exports failed to keep pace with surging costs for imported oil and gas....
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change....
  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents
    NEW YORK (AP) -- "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests....
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese....
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday....
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....

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