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US Consumer Prices Tick Up As Rental Costs Rise

Rising food costs and higher rents offset a drop in gas prices last month, leaving consumer prices only slightly higher in October compared with the previous month.

11/15/2012

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New $300 Million Pipeline Means Water Rate Hike

Water rates could be going up for residents in many North Texas cities and the hike is the result of Zebra Mussels.

CBSDFW.COM–10/02/2012

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U.S. Consumers Cut Credit Card Use For 2nd Month

Americans cut back on their credit card use in July for the second straight month, suggesting many remain cautious in the face of high unemployment and slow growth.

09/10/2012

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Feds Expand Toyota Fire Investigation To 1.4M Autos

The government has expanded an investigation into fires that can start in the doors of several Toyota models, adding 600,000 Camrys and other vehicles to the probe.

06/18/2012

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Marlboro Man Meets Moisturizer

Everyone wants flawless skin, flat abs and a fab rear. But men don’t always admit it. So, some companies that sell products feel they have to walk a fine line between men’s vanity and masculinity.

10/27/2011

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Rising Food And Gas Costs Push Consumer Prices Up

Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month, and analysts say some prices could taper off.

05/13/2011

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Experts: Rapid Rescoring May Help Save Damaged Credit Scores

Experts offer advice for those who watched their credit score nosedive.

CBS 11–11/22/2010

Consumer prices rise 0.3 percent in August

Consumer prices posted a small rise in August, but outside of a big jump in volatile gasoline prices, inflation was essentially flat.

09/17/2010

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