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Do You Only Buy Clothing When It’s On Sale? — Survey of the Day

Recently, J.C. Penney announced plans to do away with sales and instead offer discounted prices every day. The retail giant’s new strategy is a risky one because many shoppers are in the habit of only buying clothing when they see red sale tags.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Gas? — Survey of the Day

With the average price of gas approaching four dollars a gallon, the question becomes whether Americans are going to start to seriously changing their current driving habits and vacation plans, in light of this hike.

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Apple Named America’s Most Profitable Retailer, But Which Company Took Second? — Dollars and Sense

In news that would make Steve Jobs proud, Apple has been named America’s most profitable retailer, beating out other powerhouses like Tiffany & Co., GameStop and Select Comfort.

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Watch Gas Prices Go Up a Dime During Live News Broadcast [VIDEO]

We already know gas prices are climbing precipitously high, but you don’t usually see them change right before your very eyes. For one news reporter, though, that’s exactly what happened.

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Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day

Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is split on whether America is entering into a period of economic recovery.

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Who’s Struggling the Most With the Recovering Economy? – Dollars and Sense

Just about everyone was hit hard by the bad economy and had to change their lifestyles in at least some small way. Now that we’re all attempting to regain our footing, there’s actually one group of people having a harder time doing so than everyone else.

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Just How High Will Gas Prices Go in 2012? – Dollars and Sense

Remember the summer of 2008 when the highest gas prices on record occurred and the price for a gallon of fuel hit $4.11?

Hate to break this to yah, but a warm winter and tensions in the Middle East have some analysts predicting current prices will top $4 by this spring — and could even climb as high as $6.50.

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Great News for Auto Industry As Car Sales Grow for the Second Year In a Row

Just a few years ago, Detroit automakers were in peril, with car sales hitting a 30-year low. But now, in an optimistic sign of the industry’s continued recovery, sales are enjoying their second straight year of growth.

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Americans Angry At Current State of the Country: Survey

Remember the American dream? Well, it might be a distant memory, if one survey is to be believed.

A new poll of 600 Americans found citizens are upset about several issues.

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