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Prisoners got $70M from fake tax refund claims

Prisoners are filing bogus tax refund claims from jail, and some are actually getting away with it.

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Why Black Friday deals aren't really deals

If you're experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there's a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year.

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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How the .01% do Thanksgiving: Helicoptering to private jets

Most Americans will be spending hours waiting in airport security lines or burning daylight in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to their Thanksgiving destinations.

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iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

The way tablet sales are slumping, there's almost a better chance you'll get three French hens or two turtle doves than an iPad this Christmas.

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Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.

The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group…

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Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year -- roughly the GDP of Connecticut.

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U.S. economy picks up speed

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter than originally reported, another sign that the recovery is picking up speed.

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Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

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Timber! Why the rich are buying trees

In the rarefied world of the wealthy, timber is the hot new commodity.

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