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Wal-Mart fights back on Black Friday strike

As Wal-Mart workers prepare to stage a walkout on Black Friday, the world's largest store is fighting back.

McAfee's former girlfriend says the Internet pioneer is 'frightened for his life'

A dead neighbor. Headless dogs. And a millionaire on the run. All set against a backdrop of spectacular tropic beauty. It would be difficult to imagine a more intriguing story than the one unfolding in Belize right now.

9/11 fund handler decides victim compensation in Aurora movie shooting

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. But it does more for the survivors than just kind words, said the attorney handling compensation to victims after the Aurora, Colorado massacre.

One of eleven hurt in deadly Gulf oil platform blast says: 'I'm alive'

Two days after a Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast and one day after his co-worker was found dead on the sea floor, a Filipino man offered a succinct message Sunday to his relatives and countrymen: "I am alive."

Buyers prepare bids for Hostess assets

Twinkies may never die. Wonder Bread probably won't either.

Steve Jobs' biopic will be told in three scenes

Aaron Sorkin is taking Steve Jobs' campaign to "Think Different" to heart, and he's revealed an interesting story structure for his upcoming biopic of the late tech icon.

Stressed Americans don't use their measly vacation time

Not only did American workers receive fewer vacation days from their bosses this year, but they also took less of them off.

Fate of paychecks rests on fiscal cliff

Lawmakers may cut a deal to avert the fiscal cliff by Dec. 31. Or they may not.

Hostess Brands closing for good

Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new

Foreclosure mess awaits states hit by Superstorm Sandy

Before Superstorm Sandy, some of the hardest-hit areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were experiencing a huge spike in foreclosures.