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Obama is Time magazine Person of the Year

President Barack Obama is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.

What a new inflation measure would mean for your wallet

President Obama put a new offer on the table in the fiscal cliff negotiations, and it includes a wonky change that may raise your taxes and reduce your Social Security benefits ... a little.

Gas prices near a two-year low

 Consumers are getting some relief at the gas pump, particularly in the middle of the country, as prices could soon fall to levels not achieved since early 2011.

Instagram can now sell your photos for ads

Instagram shocked users with an update to its terms of service that will let the company sell users' photos to other companies.

Apple request for Samsung phone ban is denied

A federal judge ruled late Monday that Samsung can continue to sell smartphones that infringed Apple's patents.

Sporting goods chain suspends sale of certain semi-automatic after shooting

Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chai

School resumes for students haunted by Newtown tragedy

Across this devastated town, students returned to schools Tuesday, marking the beginning of a new reality.

After shooting, cops take no-tolerance approach to copycat threats

Two teens who, in separate incidents, threatened to carry out similar attacks as the massacre in Newtown were promptly arrested this week -- a sign that law enforcement officials have taken an aggressive no-tolerance approach against potential

Source: Boehner offers to extend debt limit for a year

House Speaker John Boehner has offered to extend the debt limit for a year as part of a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, a source familiar with the talks told CNN on Sunday.

Refunds from credit card issuers on the way

Attention Discover, American Express and Capital One credit card customers: Don't be surprised if you see a credit show up on your monthly statement soon.