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Florida Woman Hit with Staggering $200,000 Cell Phone Bill

If you think your cell phone bill is high, you haven’t met Celina Aarons.

The Florida woman added a cell phone to her account for her mute and hearing-impaired brother, who didn’t know to turn off his data roaming when he was recently in Canada. Since his only form of communication with the phone is via text messages, those international data rates added up quickly — to the tune of over $200,000 in one month.

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San Francisco Restaurant Workers Want Mandatory 25 Percent Tip

Restaurant workers in San Francisco are trying to change the equation on tipping.

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Florida-Based Community Bank to Pay Customers for Their Business

In response to Bank of America’s recently announced $5 monthly fee for debit card usage, Florida-based Community Bank is doing the reverse — it’s paying customers to bank with them.

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99 Cents Only Stores Will Be Bought Out for $1.6 Billion

99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said Tuesday it had agreed to a $1.6 billion buyout from Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

The chain, founded in 1982, operates 289 stores in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada, and was a pioneer of the single-price retail concept. Such low-priced stores have become increasingly popular with consumers in the years since the economy began to falter.

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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Star Wars Coins Minted on South Pacific Island – And They’re Real, Spendable Money

The force is strong with big spenders. Niue, a Pacific nation northeast of New Zealand has minted Star Wars coins adorned with images of classic characters from the trilogy including Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

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Debt Is Sinking America

Recent polls show the average American household is carrying around $15,000 in credit card debt.  Why?  Because for over 50 years, we've lived in the world of 'I gotta have it now!'  Let's face it, we are spoiled

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