Get a Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $74.99

The Barnes Noble Nook Simple Touch (Credit: Barnes Noble) Need a sexy, practical, affordable last-minute gift? Barnes Noble has you covered with the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $74.99. And that includes expedited shipping, so it should arrive no later than December 22. More good news: the Simple Touch is new, not refurbished–unlike the Nook […]

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Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too

Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too Dec. 16, 2011 — Stephanie Breiby describes the months after the birth of her twin sons, Hawthorne and Ethan, as a roller coaster of highs and lows. Born three months prematurely, one weighing 2 1/2 pounds and the other just 2 pounds, the boys remained in the hospital’s […]

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Dept. of Labor: Public School Teachers Are Highest Paid State Workers; Compensation Doubles the Average in Private Industry

School teachers participating in a demonstration at the Indiana statehouse in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/A.J. Mast) (CNSNews.com) – Public school teachers receive greater average hourly compensation in wages and benefits than any other group of state and local government workers and receive more than twice as much in average hourly wages and benefits as workers […]

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Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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Regrets 2011

Thinkstock These #2011Regrets tweets are worth looking at — if only to make sure they never happen to you. Oh, and they’re funny, too. – DiabloGGB – bradenrosner – therealBE – funnysg – Zdawggggg – Supersyaff – Night_train3 – that_ugly_kid – Naimthestar – PaulCMusic – SNAPBACK_VONT … And our favorite:- Naimthestar From: http://askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_600/642_regrets-2011.html

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Get a 15.6-inch Core i3 laptop for $329.99

The Gateway NV55C56U offers Core i3 processing power for an amazingly low price. (Credit: Best Buy) I firmly believe that most people can get by just fine with a dual-core processor. But if you can get a faster one for the same price? Heck, yeah! For a limited time, Best Buy has the Gateway NV55C56U […]

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Obesity Rates Fall Among New York City School Kids

Obesity Rates Fall Among New York City School Kids Dec. 15, 2011 — Slowly but surely, New York City seems to be making some inroads in its childhood obesity epidemic. New research documents a 5.5% drop in the number of obese children in kindergarten through eighth grade in New York City’s public schools from 2006-2007 […]

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Dem Senators Say 1st Amendment Doesn’t Protect ‘Fraudulent Speech'; Bill Would Outlaw Misleading Election Info

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) have introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime to publish false or misleading election material in an effort to prevent people from voting. The law, the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011, would […]

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Goldman, Citi, Bank of America Downgraded

Futures Rise in Thin Volume, Inflation Data EyedReuters Stock index futures rose on Friday in thin volume as key euro zone bond yields eased ahead of the release of U.S. … From: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/topfinstories/*http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitch-cuts-goldman-deutsche-five-014753760.html?l=1

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Get an Acer Iconia 10-inch tablet for $249 shipped

(Credit: CBS Interactive) Good news, everyone! Starting today, the Cheapskate newsletter will be winging its way to your inbox right after my deal gets posted–not several hours later, at which time the daily deal is often expired or sold out. That means I can tell you about stuff like Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack […]

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