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The 7 Most Popular Gift Cards This Holiday Season, and 3 Big Surprises

November 26, 2015

Image source: Flickr user Frankieleon.  It’s no secret that Americans love to buy, and receive, gift cards during the holiday season. Gift cards are a quick and easy solution for that certain someone who either has everything or is incredibly difficult to buy for. Best of all, it still offers some degree of personalization...
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Qualcomm Inc and IBM Love This Company, but Should You?

November 24, 2015

Earlier this year, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) agreed to buy Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR) for almost $ 17 billion. That purchase will enhance Intel’s data center chips with Altera’s field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). On their own, FPGA chips are weaker than Intel’s x86 chips, but they can be reprogrammed after manufacture to customize them for use in a wide...
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The 2017 Buick LaCrosse: General Motors’ Big Buick Gets a Big Overhaul

November 22, 2015

 Image source: General Motors. What: General Motors (NYSE:GM) unveiled an all-new 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan on Wednesday. The new LaCrosse, a premium five-passenger sedan, will arrive at U.S. dealers next summer. Why it’s important: Sales of full-size sedans have fallen across the industry, because more buyers have been choosing crossover SUVs over cars. But...
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Volkswagen Cuts Spending to Cope with the Emissions Scandal

November 20, 2015

Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Image source: Volkswagen As expected, on Friday Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) released a summary of its plan to reduce spending as it grapples with the potential costs of a giant emissions scandal. It’s an incremental reduction, not a drastic cutback. Perhaps in relief, VW shares were up about 2% in European...
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3 Real Life Reasons to Get a Credit Card Right Now

November 20, 2015

Shutterstock A recent survey indicates that just 61 percent of millennials have at least one credit card. This makes some sense given that new laws about marketing credit to people under the age of 21 have gone into effect in recent years. But now that most millennials are in their young adulthood, we should...
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