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Why Do Working Mothers Earn Less Than Fathers? — Dollars and Sense

It’s no secret that job-hunters are having a particularly tough time right now — but if you’re a woman who’s married with kids, you may have a tougher time securing employment than a man in the same scenario.

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eBay Bans the Sale of Magic and Other Hocus Pocus — Dollars and Sense

The great beast of worldwide commerce has finally put its filthy hooves on the necks of the occult merchant and slobber jawed the wicked and the mystic right out of business.

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Restaurant Offers Discount to Customers Who Hand Over Their Cell Phones — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

In the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see cellphones on restaurant tables alongside the standard napkin and silverware.

But one Los Angeles eatery wants to change all that — and playing along will save you money.

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Can Having a Pet Make You Healthier and Help Your Finances? — Dollars and Sense

Thanks to the faltering economy, many Americans are opting not to take on the expense of pet ownership — but could they actually be doing themselves more harm than good?

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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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American Airlines Will Deliver Your Bags — For a Price — Dollars and Sense

Last year, the 17 largest airlines in the US made $3.3 billion in baggage-related fees, and now American Airlines would like a little bigger slice of the pie.

It’s just announced a new luggage service that might make your life a little easier — but of course it’ll cost you.

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Expecting a Raise Next Year? Here’s How Much You’ll Get — Dollars and Sense

For the past couple years, many American workers have been putting in longer hours to help cover the productivity gap left by the massive layoffs that took place after the recession hit.

Now maybe they’ll be seeing some rewards for all that hard work — a new survey shows a lot of companies will be handing out bigger raises in 2013 than they have in recent years.

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Baby Boomers Like the Savings but Hate the Phrase ‘Senior Discount’ — Dollars and Sense

With age comes wisdom — and eventually, senior discounts. But while the older set likes those cost-saving perks, they’d rather call them something else.

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Gay Marriage Brings in Big Bucks for New York City — Dollars and Sense

Many proponents of gay marriage have mentioned how much money can be reaped from all those additional couples tying the knot — and it seems New York City just proved how right they are.

Since legalizing same-sex unions a year ago, the Big Apple has pulled in almost $260 million in related revenue.

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Bank of America Eliminates Thousands of ATMs — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Bank of America customer and finding an ATM seems harder these days, it’s not your imagination. In a cost-cutting move, the North Carolina-based banking giant has eliminated nearly 10 percent of its teller machines — more than 1,500, to be exact.

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