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5 Bad Work Habits That Can Get You Fired

Nobody's perfect, but even the best of us is occasionally going to come up short at the office. But there’s a difference between the occasional missed meeting and a career full of bad work habits that remain unbroken. And that difference could cost you your job.

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Holiday shopping will be much easier for Americans this year as gas prices continue to fall.

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Restaurant Receipt Includes Discount For Well-Behaved Kids

As every parent knows, it's tough to get little kids to behave in a restaurant. Being in a new environment will excite the youngsters and many of their typically inoffensive meal time antics, such as loud talking, hyperactivity and the occasional food play, become amplified into something less adorable and more annoying when strangers are watching.

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Which Jobs Are Disappearing Quickest?

It has been predicted that by 2020, the United States will experience a nearly 14.5 percent labor increase, making room for an additional 20 million new jobs as the result of this country’s growing population and competitive marketplace.

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Labor Day And Hurricane Isaac Will Mean Double Whammy At The Pump

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Oil companies might have two excuses for raising prices at the pumps soon. Fill up now, if you can, or get ready to pay more for your next tank of gas. Hit read more to find out why, and how high they might go.

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Walmart Bringing Back Popular Layaway Option For Upcoming Holiday Season

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It's no secret that times are still tough for a lot of mid-Michigan families, and as we all look ahead towards the holiday season, retailers are prepared to do what it takes to get your business. Walmart is no exception, and the giant superstore is bringing back it's interest free layaway shopping option again this year. Get details after the jump.

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NFL Superstar Donates Pay To Play Fees For 800 Saginaw Students

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The economy is still tough in mid-Michigan, and school districts in our area have had to make some very tough decisions when faced with huge budget deficits. Beginning with this year, Saginaw has been forced to impose a pay to play policy with their school sports program. Unfortunately, many families can't scrape together the $75 fee either. This story has an incredible ending though!

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Beer Prices Will Heat Up As the Weather Cools Down

Beer-lovers, better stock up now. Anheuser-Busch, maker of beloved suds like Budweiser and Bud Light, has announced a price hike that’ll take effect in the weeks to come.

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Do You Hide Purchases from Your Significant Other? — Survey of the Day

Between online shopping and the proliferation of credit cards there has never been an easier time to buy things. And because making a purchase has become such a breeze, it has also become easier to hide these buys from your spouse.

But are folks regularly engaging in this deception?

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Economic Woes Drive US Birthrate to Its Lowest in 25 Years — Dollars and Sense

Recent estimates say it costs upwards of a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to adulthood, and it seems many people have taken those numbers to heart: a new survey indicates the American birthrate is at is lowest point since 1987.

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Category: Economy, Family, Health
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Man Decides to Pay Off His Mortgage…With 62,000 Pennies

Pennies add up to dollars. Just ask Thomas Daigle of Milford, MA., who paid off his mortgage in pennies.

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New Bill Would Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax — Dollars and Sense

Online shoppers often cite the convenience of purchasing items from web retailers like Amazon, but another perk to cyber shopping is that buyers often don’t have to pay sales tax.

Thanks to a congressional bill, though, that could soon change.

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