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Colleen Kane

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Most Affordable U.S. Cities: CNBC

(288) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 5:30 PM

From CNBC:

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released their third-quarter data for 2012, in which they rank 304 urban areas according to average local costs. Among the components were: food items, home purchase or rental, clothing, utilities, services, health care, and other expenses.


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America's Deadliest Jobs: CNBC

(6) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 2:46 PM

In 2011, 4,609 people were fatally injured on the job, according to an annual report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That total works out to 3.5 fatal work injuries per every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. By this count, the workplace is .1 percent safer than it was 2010....

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The Most Expensive College Football Tickets In 2012

(7) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 5:39 PM

This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from TiqIQ ,an event ticket price...

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Towns That Are For Sale: CNBC

(6) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 4:05 PM

News items pop up regularly about entire towns and villages going up for sale. In April, Buford, Wyo., sold to a Vietnamese buyer for $900,000. The same month, a couple bought the tiny town of Wauconda, Wash., for $360,000. In May, the French “ghost village” of...

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Cabbage Patch Fever: 25 Years After

(5) Comments | Posted December 19, 2008 | 5:22 PM

Whenever I see a Cabbage Patch Kid slouching naked on a shelf at a thrift store, yarn hair pulled out of her former fat pigtails, I think about how far her value has fallen.

In the Christmas season of 1983, Cabbage Patch Kids were America's most wanted dolls. They were...

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