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Car Buyers Paying $2,000 More for Vehicles Than They Did a Year Ago — Dollars and Sense

As gas prices rise, consumers often consider switching to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.

But while those cars are usually less expensive than their bigger counterparts, increased demand has resulted in higher sticker prices.

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How Is the Local Job Market? — Survey of the Day

The unemployment rate has been trending down for the last few months, but that isn’t always the best indicator of strength in the job market because it doesn’t take into account the unemployed who have stopped looking altogether.

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Which Cities Have the Best and Worst Job Markets?

Nationwide, employment numbers seem to be picking up. But when you break it down by city, all things certainly aren’t equal — so which ones have the best and worst job markets?

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How Much Has the Housing Market Improved? — Dollars and Sense

Seems there’s a bit of a bright spot on the decimated horizon of the real estate market — it looks a lot better than it did a few years ago. But how long before we see a full recovery?

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Who Do You Blame for Rising Gas Prices? — Survey of the Day

As gas approaches an average of $4.00 a gallon, the public isn’t happy with the way President Obama is dealing with the issue.

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Do You Only Buy Clothing When It’s On Sale? — Survey of the Day

Recently, J.C. Penney announced plans to do away with sales and instead offer discounted prices every day. The retail giant’s new strategy is a risky one because many shoppers are in the habit of only buying clothing when they see red sale tags.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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High Gas Prices Mean More Americans Use Public Transportation — Dollars and Sense

While public transportation was the primary way Americans got around in the 1940s, the boom in car ownership eventually meant fewer people on subways and buses.

But thanks to high gas prices and an improving economy, that seems to be changing.

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15 Clever Ways to Save Money on Gas

Turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new. Gas prices going up is nothing new. What is new is the possibility that we could be looking at prices at the pump lurking in the neighborhood of $5 a gallon by the summer. And that’s painful.

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Americans Are Redefining What They Define As a ‘Necessity’ When Shopping — Dollars and Sense

The US economy may be improving, but on a personal level, things aren’t always quite so rosy. In fact, a new report says more than half of Americans are still struggling just to buy necessities.

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