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Homeless

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Homelessness slowly on the decline

The nation's homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report.

$1,200 sneakers

Alejandro Ingelmo

Men are buying up these $1,200 sneakers

They can be colorful, shiny, blinged out and even fuzzy. And they're showing up on men's feet around the world.

Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary

Clif Bar and Company

Clif Bar pays workers to exercise 2.5 hours a week

Would you work out more if your company paid you to do it? One firm in California does just that.

Tim Cook at Apple event

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

Student loan receipt

Dirty tricks of the student loan industry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

These companies help collect on the $1.2 trillion in student debt, but the report didn't name names of...

Costco

Rich Brooks/CNN

Costco isn't the only store closed on Thanksgiving day

Once upon a time, you could eat Thanksgiving dinner without worrying whether you might miss a doorbuster deal.

Verizon Wireless

Rich Brooks/CNN

Verizon ad tech raises privacy concerns

Attention Verizon Wireless customers: you may be getting tracked online.

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked.

Federal Reserve

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Fed ends 6-year effort to stimulate economy

The Federal Reserve announced the end of its bond-buying program Wednesday, marking the close of a six-year effort to stimulate the economy.

The decision reflects how much the economy has improved since the recession. It's akin to taking the training...

Money

Billionaires double since financial crisis

The number of billionaires has more than doubled to 1,645 since the financial crisis.

But as the ranks of those with 10-figure fortunes swelled, the gap between the rich and poor has widened rapidly, a new Oxfam report on inequality finds.

The growin...

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