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Judge Rules Rare Coins Worth $80 Million Belongs to the Government and Not to Family Claiming Them — Dollars and Sense

The United States government has officially railroaded a Philadelphia family that literally struck gold, after a judge found that the 10 rare gold coins worth $80 million they discovered almost a decade ago did not belong to them, but to Uncle Sam, instead.

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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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Taco Bell Announces Plans to Sell Mountain Dew A.M. on Their Breakfast Menu — Dollars and Sense

Some of you may not believe this, but Mountain Dew was not intended to be consumed for breakfast – that is, until now.

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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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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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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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Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense

The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries.

Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.

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