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How Are Stores Fighting Back Against Extreme Couponers?

Stores like Walmart and Kroger are sick of the practice of “staking,” in which frugal shoppers combine store and manufacturer coupons in a way that makes their items cost next to nothing — or even, in some cases, actually earns them store credit or cash back.

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Recession, High Co-Pays Tied to Fewer Colonoscopy Screenings Among People with Private Insurance

The recent economic recession is the longest since World War II. With record joblessness, personal health care spending, particularly for preventative health services, has dropped dramatically.

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Watch Gas Prices Go Up a Dime During Live News Broadcast [VIDEO]

We already know gas prices are climbing precipitously high, but you don’t usually see them change right before your very eyes. For one news reporter, though, that’s exactly what happened.

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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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Which Cities Are the Best — And Cheapest — For Single People? — Dollars and Sense

Are you single and ready to mingle? You may want to head to the Midwest.

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Why Kia Just May Be the Best Car to Buy — Dollars and Sense

Kelley Blue Book’s first-ever ‘Total Cost of Ownership Award Winners‘ considered factors like purchase price, fuel expenditures and expected maintenance and depreciation to come up with the cars it says have the lowest-projected overall cost of ownership.

The big winner in the brand category? South Korean automaker Kia.

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Who’s Struggling the Most With the Recovering Economy? – Dollars and Sense

Just about everyone was hit hard by the bad economy and had to change their lifestyles in at least some small way. Now that we’re all attempting to regain our footing, there’s actually one group of people having a harder time doing so than everyone else.

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Just How High Will Gas Prices Go in 2012? – Dollars and Sense

Remember the summer of 2008 when the highest gas prices on record occurred and the price for a gallon of fuel hit $4.11?

Hate to break this to yah, but a warm winter and tensions in the Middle East have some analysts predicting current prices will top $4 by this spring — and could even climb as high as $6.50.

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What Type of Work Are Americans More Willing to Try Than They Were Last Year?

Seems Americans are getting a lot more flexible about employment options — according to a new survey, we’re changing the way we look at temp work, in particular.

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Is Warmer Winter Weather a Boon for the Economy? — Dollars and Sense

People can argue about climate change, but they can’t argue with this: so far, 2012 has had some bizarrely warm weather.

And while that may be bad for snow-reliant ski resorts, it’s actually been good for a variety of other industries.

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