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Robert Grady, Christie's ally, selectively praised
Dave Ramsey: My mother-in-law is in poor health and doesn’t have a lot of money. She has been giving us a lot of her earnings over the last couple of years as a kind of early inheritance, because she’s afraid she’ll spend it all. We’re setting it aside in a savings account in case she needs it, but I still feel strange about the situation. What do you recommend we do?
Economics in a nutshell: “It is looking more and more like the economy is accelerating.”
A federal judge said Thursday he will issue a decision Friday on a lawsuit by the NCAA and professional sports leagues to prevent implementation of a law signed by Gov. Christie that repeals a New Jersey ban on sports betting.
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Philadelphia joins a series of class actions seeking to hold Japan's Takata Corp. and major automakers responsible for injuries caused by defective air-bag inflators that can fly apart when the bags are triggered and cause severe, sometimes fatal, shrapnel injuries.
GOBankingRates: As “Dumb and Dumber To” earns stupid amounts of money, many of you may remember the financial lessons of the first installment, which taught you exactly how not to manage your finances. Here are a few to keep in mind.
In rejecting SugarHouse Casino's "impassioned argument" that the Philadelphia area can't bear another casino, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board relied partially on SugarHouse's own performance.
The Street: Research firm AppLovin Data Desk has noted that the iPhone 6 outsells the iPhone 6 Plus by about four to one. But in the Asia-Pacific region, more so than anywhere else in the world, the 6 Plus is more popular than the iPhone 6.
Weather or Not: The legendary Maine clothing retailer is promoting what it calls a "vortex proof" winter coat, further evidence that a once-obscure phenomenon known only to geeks in the meteorological subculture has emerged as a national player.
The Street: The 30-year-old Chinese powerhouse Lenovo has earned a strong reputation abroad, including in the U.S., However, Its growth in smartphone shipments within China has eased from 59% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2013 to 6% in the same quarter this year.
GOBankingRates: Supermarket loyalty programs are common and ubiquitous, combining the approach of old-fashioned couponing with our obsession to receive rewards and build up points, ie. frequent flier miles, hotel rewards, and gas rebates. However, rewards cards have their critics.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has agreed to an endorsement deal with SONIC Drive-In, the Oklahoma City-based company said in a news release on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) - Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest half a billion euros ($630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.
NEW YORK (AP) - The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.
U.S. stocks are opening lower as the market edges further back from record high levels.
NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy's third-quarter sales gain is a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.
LONDON (AP) - Chemicals firm Ineos has announced plans to invest 640 million pounds ($1 billion) in shale gas exploration in Britain.
BERLIN (AP) - Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software.
Can T-Mobile truly compete on service quality with America's two dominant wireless networks - not just by trash-talking AT&T and Verizon's frustrating willingness to inflict financial pain on customers, but by providing comparable or even better service?

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