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Barbie Dethroned as Top Holiday Toy for Girls

Barbie Dethroned as Top Holiday Toy for Girls

Barbie has been dethroned as the top holiday season toy for girls by merchandise from the movie “Frozen,” according to the National Retail Federation. About 20 percent of shopping parents plan to get “Frozen” merchandise for their girls this holiday season compared to 17 percent who plan to get Barbie. This marks the first time […]

Many Home-Based Businesses Have Avoidable Financial Problems

Many Home-Based Businesses Have Avoidable Financial Problems

Over 11 million home-based businesses exist in the U.S. today. In fact, 10 percent of all households reportedly run some sort of home-based business. Working from home does help keep costs down, provides greater control of one’s time, and presumably brings in some cash. However, many home-based businesses make themselves vulnerable and have avoidable financial […]

Redbox Raising Prices

Redbox Raising Prices

Outerwall, the parent company of Redbox, is once again raising prices on their DVD rentals. This is only the second time the movie rental kiosk company has instituted a rate hike in the past 12 years. Back in 2011 the company raised their prices from $1 per night up to $1.20 per night on the […]

Gold Price Drop as Central Banks Diversify Assets

Gold Price Drop as Central Banks Diversify Assets

Gold prices have dropped for a second day on the market this past Thursday, creating a stir of demand and disappointment with deliberations on monetary policy for central banks diversifying their assets. The price dropped $3 or .3 percent for the December delivery, the most active contract, to $1,190.90 a troy ounce on the Comex division of […]

China Building Large Island in Disputed Area

China Building Large Island in Disputed Area

A reclamation project started by the Chinese government involves building a large island in an area of international dispute, according to recent satellite images. The emerging artificial landmass is located on Fiery Cross Reef among the Spratly Islands and may likely accommodate China’s first airstrip. South China Sea and the Spratly Islands are under international […]

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