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Why won’t CNBC tell us how much they profited from running infomercials of convicted fraudster Kevin Trudeau?

Congrats to CNBC for being on top of the Kevin Trudeau pyramid scheme story.

Only one thing CNBC left out of their report: Kevin Trudeau infomercials have run thousands of times in the off-hours on CNBC in recent years, potentially …

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Why it’s so difficult to raise kids — and save for retirement

Studies show that the vast majority of consumers fail to do any financial planning when they are young, largely because they don’t feel like they have sufficient money for such planning to make a real difference.

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THIS IS A HOAX: Teen Dies Instantly From Neck Injury After Ice Bucket (Challenge) Falls On Head

UPDATE 11:40 AM PT: THIS IS A HOAX!

Another person has been reportedly killed while attempting the ice bucket challenge. Sergio Cardozo reportedly died on camera while doing the ice bucket challenge with two fellow friends.

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Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver on Cops Getting to be More Militarized

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Retirement crisis: Over one-third of Americans haven’t saved a penny

More than a third of Americans haven’t saved any money for retirement. That’s the dramatic finding of a new survey which also found that among those nearing retirement — aged 50-64 –  26% had no retirement savings, along with 14% …

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IS IT REALLY WORTH IT? $245,340: Cost of raising a child born in 2013

New parents beware: Your little angel is going to cost you a bundle.

A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 for food, shelter and other expenses up to age 18, an increase …

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Gene Simmons to Depression Sufferers: “Fuck You, Then Kill Yourself”

In response to a question about whether or not he still gets along with the original members of Kiss, Simmons said he does not, because he doesn’t “get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud …

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LATEST CHAPTER IN THE CONTINUING LONG, SLOW DEATH OF RADIO: New BMW Radio has no AM, no CD

The new BMW i3 electric car does away with the AM radio band, the company confirmed. “AM is just not on the menu,” said Connecticut owner Ward Jennings.

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MEET COUGARS TONIGHT IN ORANGE COUNTY! Foxfire’s Cougars and Men

We’ve all heard the stories, the anecdotes, the not-so-secret reputation of Foxfire as the hallowed hunting grounds for the species of woman known as the cougar. On Friday and Saturday evenings, when the torch above the building is ablaze, they

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MAYBE ROBIN WILLIAMS SHOULD HAVE READ THIS: Parkinson’s disease and cocaine abuse linked

Adults who abuse cocaine might increase their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, and pregnant women who abuse cocaine could increase the risk of their children developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to results of laboratory studies performed by St. …

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