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Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartp...
If you visit a local strip mall or downtown shopping street, it's not hard to find a store where customers can lease-to-own. That is, you can pay over time and eventually, after some chunky fees, a...
More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60....
This is the season for generosity — and for con artists who take advantage of it.Older adults are particularly vulnerable to scams; more than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60,...
Los Aldeanos. Aldo Rodriguez (Left) and "El B" (Right.)...
A new chapter has been announced in Cuba-U.S. relations. But for more than half a century there have been serious diplomatic hostilities and blunders between the two nations. The most recent...
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Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan says she makes a "Franco-American" buche de ...
Sweets this time of year take on all kinds of whimsical shapes: cookies cut into stars, stockings and gingerbread men, candy canes, peanut butter balls ... or logs covered in frosting.Yes, really —...
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Joe Cocker....
Joe Cocker died Monday at his home in Crawford, Colo., after what his publicist described as a hard-fought battle with small-cell lung cancer. He was 70.Cocker performed for five decades, recording...