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When Using Group Coupons, Taxes May Damper Deals

They are group coupon sites that deliver steep discounts. Millions of users visit web sites like Groupon or Living Social to cash in on daily deals. But when you go to redeem that coupon, you might want to look twice at what you’re paying in taxes.


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Eagan Council Approves Plans For New Outlet Mall

There will soon be a new way to get discounts and deals year round in the Twin Cities. The Eagan City Council has approved preliminary plans for a new outlet mall.


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Customers Question Value Of Delta Perks

Minnesota’s largest airline tells WCCO its online pricing problems for preferred customers were fixed months ago, but more Delta customers are questioning what they thought were the company’s perks.



Gas Prices Finally Start To Fall Nationwide

Cindy Schnaith is practically giddy when gassing up these days. It wasn’t more than a month ago that filling up her sport utility vehicle cost her nearly $80 per tankful.


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J.C Penney’s Stock Tumbles

J.C. Penney’s shares are tumbling a day after the department store chain announced the sudden departure of Michael Francis, a top Target executive brought in last October to help redefine the store’s brand.


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Target Boosts Quarterly Dividend By 20 Percent

Target says its board approved the increase of its quarterly dividend by 6 cents, or 20 percent, to 36 cents.


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Sodastream: Does It Really Work?

Sales of Sodastream are surging as more and more families are making their own pop at home. The company reports it sold 2.7 million units in 2011, a 41-percent increase over the previous year.


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Fast Brite For Headlights: Does It Really Work?

Commercials for Fast Brite claim to restore the headlights on your vehicle to showroom bright in 30 seconds, but how well does the product really work?


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Target Plans To Sell Specialty Shop Products

NEW YORK (AP) — Target says it will team up with owners of specialty shops to create affordable, limited edition merchandise for sale online and at its stores in a bid to attract more customers […]


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Shop Early And Save On School Supplies

You may not be thinking about back to school shopping yet, but retailers are: they expect to ring up more than $68 billion in sales this year. Though it seems early, getting a jump start on your supply shopping could mean bigger savings in the long run.


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Clothing, Food Prices On Rise; Who Will Eat The Cost?

This spring experts say clothing prices will jump by about 10 percent. The rising costs will even impact the styles and colors of clothes.


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The Good Life For Less: Tips For Buying Wholesale

To see some great warehouse store deals — and what to avoid — check out these easy wholesale buying tips.


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Target Continues To Shortchange Customers’ Coupons

WCCO-TV first broke the story about customers not getting all their money when using some coupons at Target.


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Honda Issues Recall Because Of Brake Fluid Leaks

Honda Motor Co. says it plans to recall an undetermined number of vehicles because of brake fluid leaks that could lead to weaker braking power, the same issue that led Toyota Motor Corp. to recall 1.5 million vehicles.


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Are High Gas Prices Affecting Weekend Travel?

When you see gas prices, kids leaving school probably doesn’t come to mind right away. But during MEA weekend, that is the thought process for parents who have travel plans.


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2M Graco Strollers Recalled After 4 Baby Deaths

Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.


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Minnesota State Agencies Boost E85 Consumption

Minnesota state agencies have boosted their purchases of E85 fuel nearly tenfold in the last five years.


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The Good Life For Less: The Library Gives Free Adventure

An adventure happens at the library each day and it’s a sign that people are really looking to save some money in this economy.


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The Good Life For Less: Choose To Reuse

If you are already planning on updating your wardrobe with some items, then Hennepin County has a deal for you!