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Some Fed Officials Favor Reduced Help for Economy

Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

US Stocks Slightly Higher Ahead of Fed Minutes

US indexes rise ahead of Fed minutes; Hertz plunges after backing away from profit forecast

Argentina Seeks Default End With Venue Change

Argentina seeks to pay bondholders locally to end default triggered by US debt dispute

Yellen to Give Her Outlook as Fed Honeymoon Fades

As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6-month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon

Women Small Business Owners Struggle to Get Loans

Rejected and dejected _ women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks

Warren Buffett's Firm to Pay $896,000 Penalty

Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal

Yellen to Give Her Outlook as Fed Honeymoon Fades

As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6-month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon

Watch: 115.3 Million: The Super Bowl Halftime Audience

The NFL's New "PAY to PLAY" policy for music acts.

Trading in US Stocks Subdued Ahead of Fed Minutes

US stock market is subdued ahead of minutes from Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting

Heineken Reports Sales, Profit Drop in First Half

Heineken reports sales and profit drop slightly in first half 2014; sees underlying strength

Grain Mixed, Livestock Lower

Grain mixed the CBOT, cattle and pork lower on the CME

Photos: Pink Diamond May Be Worth $15.4 Million

Sotheby's Hong Kong is presenting an "internally flawless" 8.41-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond for sale on Oct. 7, 2014 in Hong Kong.

Photos: 'Sin City' Star Sells Home for $16.5 Million

The actor sold a home with eight bedrooms that spans more than 10,000 sq. ft.

Watch: Home Depot’s Strong Earnings Hint at Housing Rebound

Second quarter earnings rise 14 percent for the home improvement retailer.

Fantasy Sports Champ Breaks Down Lost Workplace Productivity

Playing fantasy football may cost businesses more than $13 billion in worker productivity this year, but workers aren't as distracted at work as they used to be, according to Stephen Jupinka, a competitive fantasy player who has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from his hobby.

Watch: 3 Things Every Startup Should Know to Build a Website to 4 Best Credit Cards To Save On Travel

Rebecca Jarvis reveals what you need to know on Real Biz this week 8.19.2014

Watch: 4 Best Credit Cards To Save You Big Bucks on Travel

Janet Guyon Editor for discusses summer travel turmoil & what you need to know to save on your next trip.

Watch: 3 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your Startup's Website

Squarespace CEO reveals 3 things every business should know to create your online presence.

Watch: Get Measured for a Custom Tailored Suit Without Stepping Foot In The Store

Knot Standard's high-tech website measures you right from your living room.

Watch: Five Years of Weak Wages

Wages for working Americans have edged up only 0.5 percent since 2009.

Car Parts Business Disappeared With My Money

ABC News Fixer tries to track down slippery company after reader loses $1,500.

Watch: Billion Dollar Bidding War

Dollar General offers $9.7 billion for Family Dollar stores.

Bourbon Industry in Largest Expansion Since End of Prohibition

The state of Kentucky has been producing lots of Bourbon these days, fifty years after Congress declared Bourbon "America's native spirit." The good news for Bourbon lovers is that the last time production reached these levels, distillers like Jim Beam ended up distributing older aged Bourbon than what bottle labels indicated.

Watch: Zero Retirement Savings?

One-third of Americans say they have no retirement savings.

Majors That Can Lead to the Highest-Paying Jobs

College students: choose wisely during this back-to-school season.

5 Ways to Save Big on Car Insurance

This list was reverse-engineered by people who know. It comes from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the umbrella group that includes Consumer Credit Counseling Service, the in-the-trenches non-profit that helps people pick up the pieces when they screw up their finances in colossal fashion.

Photos: $250,000 Homes For Sale Across the Country

$250,000 Homes For Sale Across the Country

Will Keeping Your Kids On Your Insurance Hurt Your Credit?

Some parents are now keeping their adult children on their health insurance plans thanks to the Affordable Care Act. That law requires healthcare plans that offer dependent coverage to make the coverage available until a child reaches the age of 26. But just because parents are willing to pay for their kid’s health insurance, it doesn’t mean they want to pay for all their medical expenses. Yet, because the insurance policy is in their name, some parents are getting bills for their kids and are worried that if they don’t take care of them, their credit is at risk.

Watch: Coca-Cola Looks to Increase Sales with Monster Energy Drink

Coca-Cola placed a bid of $2.15 billion for Monster Beverage.

Completely Chocolate Bathroom Can Be Yours for Just $133,000

... and 9.4 million calories

We Tried to Break This New Android Phone and This Is What Happened

When given the chance to test a smartphone that claims to be built for abuse, I jumped at the opportunity.

Sky-High Price Differences for Passengers on Same Plane

Need another reason to complain about your airline seatmate? He or she may have spent less than half what you did for the ticket.

Why You Should Buy a Winter Coat Right Now

Scoring deals and saving money can be some of the best parts about shopping. Summer is a great time to shop, because retailers know that consumers are using their money for vacations, retreats and weekend activities. Combine that with tons of end-of-season leftovers, and it can really be the perfect time to hit the stores. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping at thrift shops, websites with super deals and free shipping, or just taking advantage of the seasonal sales. If you are looking for deals, you will definitely find them – you just have to know what to shop for.

Forced to Pay for Insurance I Didn’t Want

ABC News Fixer solves a billing mystery, saves a reader hundreds.

What Bugs Consumers the Most? Top 10 Complaints Ranked

Complaints about pesky telemarketers continue to tick off consumers, making it the fastest-growing gripe of 2013, according to consumer protection offices around the country.

When Debt Collector Robocalls Hijack Your Cell Phone

Under federal law, unsolicited automated calls to your cell are illegal.

Woman's Quest to Go Vegan So PETA Will Pay Her Water Bill

As thousands of Detroit residents struggle without water, one woman is reaching out to an unlikely source to pay her overdue bill: PETA.

The Legal Loophole That Could Endanger Your Mortgage Modification

Before you hire a lawyer to help, heed the ABC News Fixer’s warning.

What to Do When the Airline Loses Your Bag

Learn strategies for getting your luggage back with little hassle.

Watch: Secrets to Avoid Getting Stuck on Telephone Hold

ABC News' Matt Gutman has tips on how to make those long minutes a little easier.

How To Make Money Off Illegal Telemarketers

The next time a telemarketer calls you, don’t think of the phone ringing, think of it cha-chinging! What’s that you say? You’re on the National Do-Not-Call list? Me too, but I still get calls. And that’s both obnoxious —and an opportunity!

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