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How Short-Term Viral Hits Can Transform a Small Business

By Joseph Pisani | Mar 16
Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Sales of products that go viral often skyrocket.

US Retail Sales Fall for 3rd Month as Auto Purchases Drop

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Mar 14
U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases dropped by the most in more than a year and Americans spent less at restaurants and home improvement stores.

Obama to Clamp Down on Federal Student Loan Servicers

By Josh Lederman | Mar 12
More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt.

Montel Williams Out as Payday Loan Pitchman in NY

By Michael Virtanen | Mar 12
An online company is losing Montel Williams as its celebrity pitchman in New York while agreeing to stop generating leads in the state for payday loans with interest rates sometimes topping 1,000 percent, said regulators.

How New Changes by Credit-Reporting Firms May Affect You

By Michelle Chapman, Alex Veiga | Mar 10
The three big credit reporting agencies are making changes that could help steer some consumers clear of the credit dog house.

US Stock Indexes Climb; GM Gains on Buyback Announcement

By Steve Rothwell | Mar 9
The stock market's bull run turned six on Monday. The anniversary was marked with modest gains. Stocks were rebounding from a big sell-off on Friday when the market slumped after an unexpectedly strong jobs report.

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 6
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.

Reports of Apple Pay Fraud Linked to Identity Theft

Mar 6
Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, is under threat from criminals. Banks report rampant fraud linked to the 5-month-old service used by millions of Americans to make purchases. New Yorker magazine's digital expert Nicholas Thompson discusses.

Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Rewards Investors, Parents, Businesses

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 5
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.

Massive Tax Scam: Thieves Posing as IRS Agents

Mar 5
There's a new alert about a massive scam involving criminals posing as IRS agents. The people behind the scam are calling at least 10,000 Americans every week, and federal investigators say they are absolutely ruthless.

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