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Has The Black Friday Madness Been Tamed?

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What States Are Doing To Stop Rural Money Drains

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How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at a press conference with (from left) Republican Sens. Thom Tillis and David Perdue, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Nov. 7. Only 2 percent of economists polled thought the GOP tax plan would lead to higher growth. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Trump's Promises, Coal Plants Keep Closing

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Walmart And Amazon's Food Fight

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Taxes, Big-Box Stores And The 'Dark Store Theory'

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Companies Are Trying To Get Shoppers Back In The Stores With Doorbusters

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Identity thieves can strip personal information off of public Wi-Fi and your smartphone. Rick Nease/MCT Graphics via Getty Images hide caption

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Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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