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How to be smart about charitable giving over the holidays

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Fake shopping apps offer back door for thieves

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Anchorage shops partner with food bank for Giving Tuesday

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Black Friday shoppers brave cold, early morning snowfall for doorbuster deals

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Small Business Saturday to include scavenger hunt in downtown Anchorage

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    How to be smart about charitable giving over the holidays

    by Ines Novacic / Moneywatch on Nov 30, 14:18

    Charitable donations have reached new records for two years running, according to a Giving USA report published in June 2016, but with more than one million charities across America, knowing which cause to donate to can get tricky. Many charities get up to half of all the donations they receive throughout the year in the […]

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    Fake shopping apps offer back door for thieves

    by CBS News on Nov 28, 20:34

    There is no better time than the holidays for scammers to prey on smartphone users. Consumers on this Cyber Monday will fill their digital shopping carts in record numbers. Online sales today are expected to reach more than $3 billion, and with more than 85 percent of shoppers doing their buying on smartphones, criminals are […]

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    Anchorage shops partner with food bank for Giving Tuesday

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 28, 19:28

    After a weekend of holiday shopping, some businesses around Anchorage say it’s time for consumers to get charitable. About a dozen local stores are teaming up with the Food Bank of Alaska this year to help make the holidays great for those in need on what is known as Giving Tuesday. They’re all doing something different […]

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    Black Friday shoppers brave cold, early morning snowfall for doorbuster deals

    by Sierra Starks on Nov 25, 14:43

    Before the snow fell Friday morning, Alaskans bundled up and braved the cold to be one of the first in line at Cabela’s, one of Anchorage’s Black Friday hotspots. Luke Walker was the first shopper through the doors when they opened at 5 a.m. The 19-year-old flew down from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to defend […]

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    Small Business Saturday to include scavenger hunt in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 23, 19:42

    After Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Alaskans have another opportunity to mingle with friends and loved ones and get some of their holiday shopping done, thanks to Small Business Saturday. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership (ADP) is adding a scavenger hunt to the mix. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event hosted by American Express as a […]

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    Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

    by Associated Press on Nov 13, 13:33

    Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by U.S. pickup truck and SUV owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached on October 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese automaker whose trucks were subject to corrosion […]

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    Dow closes at record high; other indexes mixed

    by Associated Press on Nov 10, 12:56

    The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high, led by big gains in a few of its 30 components including Goldman Sachs and IBM, beating the all-time high it set in August. Broader market measures were closing mixed Thursday as several sectors struggled, including consumer goods companies, utilities and phone companies. Bond […]

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    Financial markets rebound following initial negative response to Trump win

    by CBS/AP on Nov 09, 1:11

    Last updated at 10:06 a.m. on Wed., Nov 9 NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are climbing in afternoon trading as Wall Street sizes up the implications of Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory. The solid gains mark a reversal from earlier in the day, when global stock markets were roiled after it […]

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    Government announces new steps to protect airline consumers

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 18, 18:10

    The Transportation Department is proposing that airlines be required to refund fees when checked bags are substantially delayed. “Passengers should not be charged for services they do not receive. For example, if passengers are charged a fee by an airline for their checked baggage, they should expect to receive that baggage in a timely manner,” […]

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    Alaska proceeds with pension bond plan despite credit warning

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 12:32

    The state is proceeding with plans to sell up to $3.3 billion in bonds to help pay for Alaska’s pension obligations despite a warning that the action could trigger a drop in the state’s credit rating. S&P Global Ratings last week indicated that it would likely lower the state’s credit rating if the bonds were […]

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    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf resigns effective immediately

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 13:31

      Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO John Stumpf has resigned, effective immediately, as the nation’s second-largest bank is roiled by a scandal over its sales practices. The San Francisco bank said Wednesday that Stumpf will also relinquish his title as chairman. Its chief operating officer, Tim Sloan, will succeed Stumpf as CEO. Stumpf had led Wells […]

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    What’s the right retirement savings target for millennials?

    by CBS News on Oct 06, 15:25

    A new study by NerdWallet reveals that 22 percent of pay could be the new retirement savings goal for millennials. If you add this to what it’s costing them to repay student debt, higher housing costs and an uncertain job market, no wonder so many millennials may feel doomed financially. But will they really need […]

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    How job seekers should negotiate over salary

    by Anna Robaton / Moneywatch on Sep 17, 16:22

    Last month, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to prohibit employers from asking about job applicants’ current or past salaries as part of the screening process. The new law, which goes into effect next July, has been hailed as a groundbreaking effort to close the lingering wage gap between men and women, an issue that […]

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    An end to wage stagnation: American incomes jump 5.2%

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 13, 15:34

    After years of stagnant income, American families are at last catching a break. Median household income jumped 5.2 percent last year, reaching $56,500, marking the first annual increase in median household income since 2007, before the recession started, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday. In addition, the poverty rate last year declined to 13.5 percent, a 1.2 […]

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    Looking for a better paying job? Consider these fields.

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Sep 05, 12:43

    It’s Labor Day, you’re probably attending a family function, and maybe part of you is also thinking about your job – and greener pastures. There’s a reason why many people may be pondering a job or career change: Wage growth has been disappointing for many Americans, and last week’s payroll report didn’t dispel the gloom. Average hourly earnings […]

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    Amid budget cuts, teachers scrimp for student supplies

    by Kate Gibson / Money Watch on Aug 17, 13:13

    Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 2:47 PM EDT Teachers in the U.S. have long reached into their own pockets to help cover the cost of school supplies. But that financial burden is getting heavier amid funding cuts around the country for public education. Eva Siefert, who teaches art to roughly 300 students at one preschool […]

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    Good news for drivers, as gas prices slide

    by Alain Sherter/CBS News on Aug 10, 14:46

    Time to fill up your Hummers, Americans — the average price of gasoline in the U.S. is heading back down to less than $2 a gallon. Prices at the pump are already below that level in 15 states, with South Carolina drivers enjoying the cheapest gas at $1.81, according to AAA. Other states where prices […]

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    Federal Reserve keeps interest rates near record lows

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 12:01

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished. “The Fed seems intent on telling the markets that a September hike is a possibility,” Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, emailed. “They do this not because they are intent to raise but to […]

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    Business accelerator program aims to help small businesses flourish in Alaska

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 26, 18:22

    After two years in business, Heather Kelly has seen the demand for more healthy options when it comes to backcountry camping food. That’s the concept behind her startup, Heather’s Choice: dehydrated meals made with Alaskan ingredients like smoked salmon. “We’ve steadily grown. Today we’re sitting at $31,000 through our website which is our best month […]

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    Amazon’s Bezos moves past Buffett on world’s richest list

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 8:54

    A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world. Bloomberg’s billionaire index shows Buffett lost more than $754 million Thursday, thanks to a slide in shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Bezos lost $136 million, but at the end of the day […]