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  • Hampton eyes tourism tax breaks

    Hampton eyes tourism tax breaks
    Hampton may soon ask the General Assembly's permission to create a series of tax breaks for private developers who build entertainment and tourism-based projects. The breaks are given as part of the state's tourism zone program, which Newport News...
  • New Jersey to bail out Atlantic City with short-term loan

    Atlantic City, New Jersey's struggling gambling hub, will get a short-term $40 million loan from the state rather than try to borrow the money in the capital markets this year, a city official said on Tuesday. Even the city's originally planned $40...
  • There's a better way than outspending and outdoing

    It's shopping crunch time and you're determined to outspend and outdo the other parents on the block on presents for the kids. What's it going to be? Another must-have "Frozen-themed" toy or the umpteenth set of Legos? If your motivation is to at...
  • Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge

    Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge
    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team in Oklahoma City, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act...
  • Boynton Beach police warn of scam artists during holidays

    Boynton Beach police warn of scam artists during holidays
    Boynton Beach police officer Rita Swan says she's seen it all when it comes to scams. Fake grandsons calling for money, credit card skimmers on gas pumps, duos distracting shoppers at the grocery store to grab a purse: just a few of the things she...
  • Low costs, yield hunt to propel long-term euro zone bond sales in 2015

    Euro zone governments are preparing to sell a record amount of bonds next year, tilting towards more long-term debt as they try to lock in historically low borrowing costs. Analysts estimate the bloc's biggest sovereign borrowers will sell a third more...
  • Pamela Yip: Holiday debt? Keep your spirits up

    Many consumers will be pulling out their credit cards to pay for holiday purchases this year. They may also have a student loan, car note and mortgage to pay. I hope they're not among the 18 percent of Americans who feel they'll never dig out of the...
  • Susan Tompor: Scammers try to impersonate big names, like Target

    Remember all those data breaches at big-name retailers? Well, now holiday shoppers are being warned about potential scams via text, email and even the phone. The headlines are filled with the shocking developments out of the Sony Pictures hacking. But...
  • The Home Economist: Shopper beware: Nostalgia can make your wallet open too wide

    As if the holidays aren't nostalgic enough, last weekend The Falls Shopping Center in Miami joined four other Florida cities and countless locations along the east coast in hosting the Hess Truck Mobile Museum. For the past 50 years, the gas company...
  • CNU psychology professor gives tips to curb last-minute shopping stress

    CNU psychology professor gives tips to curb last-minute shopping stress
    Holiday shopping -- especially last-minute -- can be stressful, but some efforts to save time or money can actually make the experience worse, a Christopher Newport University professor of psychology says. Andrew Velkey II, director of CNU's...
  • The best hotel deals? Not always at the hotel's website

    Although many consumers book rooms directly on hotel websites — out of loyalty to a brand or because they think they'll find the best prices that way — such sites don't always have the best deals or make the search easier. Here are options...