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Mars, Hershey raise prices07/25/14
Price increases mean your chocolate addiction will cost you, but it's costing chocolate makers even more.
Full housing recovery still 2-3 years away
Patrick Newport of IHS says we'll be marking the tenth anniversary of the housing bubble before the recovery is complete.
Building 'clusters' of small business growth
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet cheers a private-sector grant program.
'Complete' breakfast now grab-and-go snacks
We're less likely to set a place for orange juice at the breakfast table, or even set the table. NPD's Harry Balzer on breakfast trends.
Soccer sales aren't all about the World Cup
Maybe we didn't need the World Cup to get us buying more soccer gear. A trade group shares new sales figures.
Is jumbo mortgage demand about to thin down?
Dan Goldstein looks at jumbo mortgages and where they could head the next few years. He talks with John Wordock.
Microsoft changes prioritize cloud over hardware
Most of Microsoft's layoff plans focus on Nokia, but analyst Rob Enderle says Microsoft is not giving up on mobile.
What foreclosures looked like before the bust
Foreclosure activity reached a milestone in June, according to RealtyTrac.
The donor-investor waits in the wings
Artists, filmmakers and other creators are waiting for the second act of a law that turned crowdfunding into investing.
It's crowdfunding, but this isn't Kickstarter
It's like Kickstarter got a jumpstart. In equity crowdfunding, your reward (hopefully) is a return on your investment.
Costs force DIY approach to health care
We're increasingly taking healthcare into our own hands, and that includes haggling over some of the costs.
BNY Mellon drafts Joe Montana for new ad blitz
Sports marketing expert Bob Dorfman thinks BNY Mellon's new ad campaign featuring NFL great Joe Montana should appeal to Baby Boomers. Dorfman talks to Steve Orr.
Target takes up a cause to sell school supplies
Target has more than its own image to worry about as it launches a new back-to-school promotion.
To boost sales, put a Millennium Falcon on it
Shoppers have stars in their eyes. Product licensing is a quarter-trillion-dollar business.
Watch 2nd quarter earnings for CEOs' mood
When CEOs feel good, so do investors, says Wells Capital's Jim Paulsen. But, that confidence can be a double-edged sword.
What signals will the Fed send in its minutes?
Where's the Fed going with its stimulus plan? When will rates rise? MarketWatch Washington bureau chief Steve Goldstein and Fed reporter Greg Robb join John Wordock.
How does your city rank for jobs?
Looking for a job? You may want to check out these cities. Steve Potisk reports.
TGI Fridays tries all-you-can-eat appetizers
TGI Fridays hopes to get more nibbles from diners with an "endless appetizers" promotion.
Wall St. fireworks start early
The June jobs report had so many delights; number of jobs created and a lower unemployment rate were just two.
Newscast: Fed Chair Yellen wants to key on jobs
Yellen,speaking at the International Monetary Fund, backed regulatory policy as the way to fight excessive financial risk taking.
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