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Toshiba shows off ultrabook at CES 2012

Every year the CES exhibition sees a host of exciting and innovative products by hardware manufacturers.

Wealth gap widens between races -- Pew

A report by Pew Research Center reveals that the Anglo families are wealthier compared to the Black or Latino families.

McDonald’s mulling price hike

McDonald’s, the world's largest restaurant chain, has announced its plans to hike the price of some of the items on its menu.

7 Best Winter Deals

If you are still trying to figure out how to increase savings, brave the winter winds to steal some of the best deals that the season can offer, The Money Times suggests.

Oil supply disruption could lead to further rise in gas prices

A leak discovered on Saturday morning has led to the shutdown of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, operated by a consortium in which BP holds the largest share. Though the spill is minimal but it can lead to a short term increase in the already above normal prices of gas.

Still Too Early to Cheer Housing Starts

 We recently learned that housing starts "beat" expectations in November, rising 3.9% over the previous month. I am not a housing expert, but I thought increasing supply in an already oversaturated market with depressed demand is a bad thing. However, a recent Bloomberg article discusses why more homebuilding is a positive for the economy as it would add a significant amount of jobs to the economy. While this may be true, I believe improvement would be offset by a continuing decline in home prices.

5 Tips to Avoid Going Overboard with Holiday Shopping

While shopping malls are preparing themselves to lure you to spend your precious mullah, get ready to safeguard your bank balance with some smart shopping tips for this holiday season.

Gas prices cross $3 per gallon in Louisville

For the first time in 2 years, the price of crude oil has crossed $90 per barrel and the impact is quite visible. While gasoline prices soared throughout the America, it surged above $3 per gallon in Louisville region. The rising price of gas may force consumers to spend less this Christmas.

NXP Semiconductors Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Bernanke's Best One-Liners of 2010

Central banking isn't all grim and sober. These are my top one-liners for 2010 from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who really saved the best for last by delivering three of them during a single, exceptional set on CBS' 60 Minutes at the beginning of the month.