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What Are the 10 Best Places to Retire?
When people retire, they often decide to pull up stakes and move to a new city. No longer bound by the restraints of employment offices or client locales, retirees may instead find themselves drawn to places with great weather, affordable housing or better amenities than where they currently live.
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99 Cents Only Stores Will Be Bought Out for $1.6 Billion
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said Tuesday it had agreed to a $1.6 billion buyout from Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
The chain, founded in 1982, operates 289 stores in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada, and was a pioneer of the single-pr…
Restaurant Chain Friendly’s Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Citing the economic downtown and rising food costs, the parent of the Friendly’s restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday and closed 63 underperforming stores.
The 76-year-old franchise, based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and known for its ice cream and …
Gas Prices Drop as Consumer Demand Falls
Thanks to a steep drop in crude-oil prices, gas costs have fallen below $3 a gallon in parts of Michigan, Missouri and Texas, and are expected to decline in many other states as well.
Call it an unexpected bright spot in the global economic crisis. Now that drivers have cut back on trips, shippers ar…
Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]
Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.
Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off w…

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