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What Is The Best Way To Make And Keep A Budget?

Should tracking your money be a part of your daily routine? Budgeting is more important now than ever before, but one study found 32 percent of us put together a monthly budget and only 30 percent have a long-term financial plan.

08/12/2013

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CenterPoint Energy Files Application To Modify Gas Rates

CenterPoint Energy is requesting permission from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to modify the rates it charges for natural gas. On Fridaty, the company filed an application to request an increase for monthly basic charges for residential customers.

08/02/2013

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Target Cuts Ties With Paula Deen

Target Corp. said Thursday that it is ending its relationship with celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk also joined the companies distancing themselves from her.

06/27/2013

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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.

03/18/2013

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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.

11/26/2012

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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.

10/31/2012

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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.

10/23/2012

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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.

06/19/2012

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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.

06/13/2012

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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.

04/02/2012

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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?

02/17/2012

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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 […]

01/12/2012

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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.

07/27/2011

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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.

02/14/2011

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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.

11/05/2010

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