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Man, dog join forces for new breed of philanthropy

08/28/2013 8:30am
When Charlie Annenberg adopted an abandoned golden retriever named Lucky, a new breed of philanthropy was born.

4 tips for savvy health care shopping

08/28/2013 9:20am
Your employer and President Obama are imploring you to become a better health care consumer. They want everyone to take a more active role in their care because it's vital to help slow the seemingly perpetual rise of health care expenses.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US cities

08/28/2013 11:31am
Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of large U.S. metro areas in July, a sign of widespread improvement in the job market.

Proposal gives banks more leeway on mortgage bonds

08/28/2013 12:42pm
Regulators want to ease a rule that would require banks to share some risk in the complicated mortgage investments that helped cause the financial crisis.

GM says almost-driverless cars coming by 2020

08/28/2013 2:23pm
Sometime before the end of this decade, General Motors will put a car on the road that can almost drive itself.

Toyota says new Prius, fuel cell car due in 2015

08/28/2013 3:15pm
Toyota has two important vehicles coming in 2015: the next-generation Prius hybrid and the company's first hydrogen fuel cell car.

Oil lease sale: 21M acres in western Gulf

08/28/2013 4:07pm
ConocoPhillips Co. had $50.3 million in high bids, including the day's highest single bid of $30.5 million, in the second-smallest federal oil lease sale for tracts off the Texas coast since area-wide sales began in 1983.

US, Swiss reach deal on American tax evaders

08/28/2013 4:10pm
The U.S. government and Switzerland have reached an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes.

Guilty plea in $300M New Zealand Ponzi scheme

08/28/2013 10:51pm
A New Zealand man pleaded guilty Thursday to running a $300 million Ponzi scheme, the country's largest ever.