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The Products You Buy Are Shrinking — But Not the Prices You Pay

No, it's not your imagination: Manufacturers of many popular products sold in supermarkets across the United States have been downsizing their products. The problem, though, is that companies selling those products in stores appear to be trying to get away with charging the same prices for these lesser versions.

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Are You Lower, Middle or Upper Class? — Survey of the Day

There has been much discussion and debate about how much damage the great recession did to the middle class. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center it has certainly affected at least the way Americans view their financial standing.

Pew asked 2,508 adults if they were in the upper class, upper-middle class, middle class, lower-middle class or lower class. T

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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Will Drought Cause Popcorn Prices to Jump in Movie Theaters? — Dollars and Sense

The drought crippling the Midwest has many farmers standing with their hands in the air wondering what to do about the countless rows of crops that have been left for dead by the summer’s scorching triple-digit heat.

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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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Where Are the Most Expensive Cities in America? — Dollars and Sense

We all want to stretch a dollar, but there’s one place in America that it’s getting harder and harder to do so.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Is Keeping Your Change — Dollars and Sense

Saying the phrase “keep the change” has been a nice way of tipping a little extra for good service for many years, but recently the gourmet burrito-slinging Mexican grill known as Chipotle has taken it upon themselves to keep it without your permission.

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Who Should Pay for a Wedding? — Survey of the Day

Tradition dictates that a bride’s parents pay for a wedding.

But is that still the norm as nuptials become more and more costly and people are getting married at older and older ages?

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Taco Bell Think America Is Ready to Get Even More Loco for Doritos Loco Tacos — Dollars and Sense

Taco Bell has been fighting in the fast food trenches for years, pimping out franchised fare using everything from smooth-talking chihuahuas, five buck boxes to the insanely popular chupacabra of tacos known as the Doritos Locos Tacos.

Well, it looks like it’s git the jackpot.

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Would You Pay Hundreds for a Paper Bag? — Dollars and Sense

The super-rich can usually afford to eat lunch in a restaurant every day, but now we know what the one percent uses when they bring a sandwich from home: a designer paper bag that costs almost $300.

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Labor Day And Hurricane Isaac Will Be A Double Whammy For Gas Prices

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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Study Finds Target Is Cheaper Than Walmart — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Walmart shopper because you’re cost-conscious, it may be time to switch your allegiances — turns out Target is now cheaper, and the pricing gap between the two mega-stores is the widest it’s been in two years.

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