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Postage rates post their first decline in almost 100 years

Despite the growing popularity of other delivery services, the USPS remains an important entity for consumers. Read the latest USPS news here.

Jobless rate drops to near 6-year low in June. The economy created 288,000 new payroll positions.

A strong September showing for retail sales

Job creation took something of a breather in August. Last month saw the smallest number of new jobs in

Home prices were higher in July, but the rate of increase slowed significantly, according to the  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Home prices are back at housing bubble levels

But the September increase continued a slowing trend.

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Home prices post solid gains in August

Finally -- an increase in sales of existing homes! Rising home inventory is giving buyers a bigger choice.

Retail sales rose in August for a seventh straight month.  Figures from the Census Bureau show sales totaled $444.4 billion last month -- an increase of 0.

A strong September showing for retail sales

Builder confidence posts third straight gain. Sustained job growth and low mortgage rates are credited.

Share of first-time homebuyers continues to shrink

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth straight month in September.

Pending home sales drop in June. An overall decline in sales is expected for 2014.

Share of first-time homebuyers continues to shrink

Nothing to see here as far as inflation is concerned. The declining cost of gasoline helped send the CPI lower last month.

Consumer prices head higher in September

Gasoline prices push consumer prices higher in June. A slowdown in the food cost increase helped keep in inflation in check.

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Phone bill crammer agrees to $10 million penalty. Consumers were charged $9.99 a month for "love tips," other bogus services.

FCC fines three carriers $11 million for slamming and cramming

There's a good chance you're paying too much for your cell phone. Knowing how much data you actually use is the key to getting the best deal on a wireless plan.