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No debate: Doritos is latest to tie promotion to election

If they get their way, the big winners in the presidential debate Monday night won’t be beHillary Clinton or Donald Trump. It will be advertisers who are theming promotions or ads around the election. The latest is Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand, which is announcing that it is teaming with Rock the Vote for a promotion aimed at encouraging younger people to register to ...

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Ex-Wells Fargo bankers sue over firing amid fraud

Two former employees of Wells Fargo Bank have filed what could be the first of many cases against the bank, which is being scrutinized for alleged banking fraud. Regulators fined Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s largest banks, $185 million earlier this month for fraudulently opening more than two million deposit and credit card accounts that may not have been ...

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Challenging assignment for debate moderator Holt

Lester Holt’s gig at Hofstra University Monday evening won’t be his first rodeo as a presidential debate moderator. When the NBC Nightly News anchor co-hosted a Democratic primary debate in January with NBC colleague Andrea Mitchell, he mostly stuck to the conventional script. He read pre-written questions from postcards. He interrupted candidates when they went on too long. With the candidates ...

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How to turn a 3% raise on a $60,000 salary into $479,000

Lots of people wait for an opportunity to finally save money. But when that opportunity arrives, it all of a sudden doesn’t feel like an opportunity, thus they wait for the next opportunity. And before they know it, it’s too late. “I’ll save money when I have more money to save” isn’t exactly an original excuse. I hear it all ...

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12 tips for keeping your wedding on budget

You are getting married. Congratulations! You may know what you want to have for your special day, but your caviar dreams probably can’t be met on your beer budget. While your wedding should be your dream come true, it should also not send you into mountains of debt either. Here are some things you can consider doing to help keep ...

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The key to small-biz Facebook success? Engagement!

Q: I am wondering if you can share what it takes to work Facebook these days. The page I created many years ago has grown stale and I don’t post much, though I know that I should.  — Becca A: You are smart to be thinking this way as, despite the recent emergence of Instagram as a social media force, ...

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Myth vs. fact: What people still get wrong about index funds

This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important concepts in investing, yet it’s safe to assume plenty of investors still don’t understand it well. The idea of buying and holding the same stocks found in market benchmarks — without trying to pick winners — is still a bit controversial. Critics call it an uninspired strategy that saddles investors with mediocre returns. Proponents point ...

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If presidential debate’s winner surprises Wall St., watch out

Monday’s presidential debate is shaping up as just as important a financial event as it is a political one. The reason: A strong showing from onetime long shot Donald Trump in Round 1 of the three-debate showdown with Hillary Clinton could inject fresh uncertainty into what’s shaping up as an increasingly tight race for the White House. In fact, any post-debate analysis that declares Trump the winner could force Wall Street to ...

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Cracker Barrel goes trendy to lure Millennials

ou might be surprised to find fashion-forward apparel and wooden platters hand carved by artisans in the Philippines next to Yankee Candles and Christmas decorations at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. But the restaurant chain known for Southern food and homey gift shops filled with trinkets has slowly expanded its retail mix to lure a new, much younger demographic. That’s how trendy ...

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Nasdaq notches another closing high, Dow up 99

Investors were in a risk-taking mood again Thursday as stocks pushed higher, building on a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates and its plans to move rates up at a slow pace. The Nasdaq composite, which notched fresh record highs Wednesday, was up 0.8% to hit a new all-time closing high. After jumping 164 points Wednesday ...

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