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Nicholas Cage once blew $150 million on a private island and a dinosaur skull—here's everything he bought
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Nicholas Cage once blew $150 million on a private island and a dinosaur skull—here's everything he bought

Best known for his roles in movies such as "National Treasure" and "Leaving Las Vegas," Nicolas Cage was once a top earner in Hollywood, worth $150...

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This is why nearly 30% of Americans aren’t saving more money
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This is why nearly 30% of Americans aren’t saving more money

Several past GOBankingRates surveys have found that the majority of Americans have very little set aside in a savings account or retirement account...

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Government shutdown would create roadblocks in the housing market
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Government shutdown would create roadblocks in the housing market

If the ongoing congressional budget standoff forces a government shutdown, homebuyers and sellers could be subject to more headaches than usual...

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San Francisco's increased, Manhattan's dropped—here's how rent changed in 2017
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San Francisco's increased, Manhattan's dropped—here's how rent changed in 2017

Across the U.S., rent rose an average of 2.5 percent to a $1,359 per month in 2017, reports, citing data from the real estate intelligence source....

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Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring
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Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring

There is still plenty of snow blanketing a wide swath of the nation's neighborhoods, but the spring housing market is just around the corner. This...

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Ignore the bad housing starts number. Builder optimism and buyer demand are high
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Ignore the bad housing starts number. Builder optimism and buyer demand are high

Ignore the bad housing starts number. Some will blame the weather. Others will claim the figures are too volatile month to month. Bottom line,...

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Fashion is getting personal as brands battle for shoppers
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Fashion is getting personal as brands battle for shoppers

A shopper looks at Michael Kors handbags at Macy's flagship store in New York. The idea that shoppers won't buy their clothes online has been more...

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Luxury retailers are set to reap the benefits from tax reform
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Luxury retailers are set to reap the benefits from tax reform

Luxury retail was the talk of the National Retail Federation's 2018 Big Show. With shoppers perking up, the stock market rallying and new tax...

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Homebuilder confidence falls from 18-year high, but it's still strong
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Homebuilder confidence falls from 18-year high, but it's still strong

The nation's homebuilders are taking a step back from their tax cut euphoria and starting the year on a slightly less sanguine note. Builder...

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Ulta Beauty is among the retailers poised to benefit from tax cuts, Wells Fargo analyst says
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Ulta Beauty is among the retailers poised to benefit from tax cuts, Wells Fargo analyst says

Amid widespread store closures in the retail sphere, some companies have reason to be optimistic. For one, fundamentals in the sector are improving...

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CVS bans photo manipulation for store beauty brands and will place alert label on others
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CVS bans photo manipulation for store beauty brands and will place alert label on others

A CVS Pharmacy store is seen in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. CVS Health Monday said it will ban photo...

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D.E. Shaw & Co builds activist position in Lowe's
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D.E. Shaw & Co builds activist position in Lowe's

Activist investor D.E. Shaw & Co. has built an active stake in U.S. home improvement retailer Lowe's, sources tell CNBC. The firm is concerned...

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Under-the-radar store closures are leaving big gaps and putting more malls at risk
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Under-the-radar store closures are leaving big gaps and putting more malls at risk

Shoppers walk through the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio. More stores could be closing across the U.S. than we ever read about, leaving...

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GameStop tanks 11% after it says people are not upgrading smartphones at phone-selling locations
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GameStop tanks 11% after it says people are not upgrading smartphones at phone-selling locations

Pedestrians pass a GameStop store in New York. GameStop stock dropped 11 percent in trading Friday after the company announced it expects...

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If your town has a Lidl, your grocery prices are lower
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If your town has a Lidl, your grocery prices are lower

Customers browse produce during the grand opening of the Lidl Ltd. store in Virginia Beach, Virginia. When low-priced German grocer Lidl opens a...

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Strongest holiday sales since Great Recession, up 5.5%, topping industry's forecast
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Strongest holiday sales since Great Recession, up 5.5%, topping industry's forecast

Holiday shoppers at a Target store in Culver City, California. Holiday sales jumped 5.5 percent compared to last year, marking the largest jump...

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Closing some Sam's Club stores allows Walmart to focus on what works, says ex-US chief
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Closing some Sam's Club stores allows Walmart to focus on what works, says ex-US chief

The closure of some Sam's Club locations is a good move for Walmart, the retail giant's former U.S. chief Bill Simon told CNBC on Thursday. Walmart...

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Citigroup warns New York and California homeowners could see tax bills go up about $3,000
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Citigroup warns New York and California homeowners could see tax bills go up about $3,000

Homeowners in high-tax states on the coasts are going to feel the pinch from the new Republican law overhauling the personal code, according to a...

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Walmart rollbacks ahead: Retailer expected to use tax windfall to fund price cuts
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Walmart rollbacks ahead: Retailer expected to use tax windfall to fund price cuts

Employee Clara Martinez stocks the shelves at a Walmart store on Feb. 19, 2015, in Miami. Walmart is planning to give back a portion of its...

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Why this homeowner will accept bitcoin for his $45 million mansion
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Why this homeowner will accept bitcoin for his $45 million mansion

Dr. Wei Tzuoh Chen is putting his 9,000-square-foot beachfront Malibu home on the market for $45 million. It's a stunning masterpiece, designed by...

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Trump sold $35 million in real estate in 2017, mostly to secretive buyers
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Trump sold $35 million in real estate in 2017, mostly to secretive buyers

Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, poses after a ceremonial groundbreaking for the 64-story Trump International Hotel ...

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Billionaire Ken Griffin buys most expensive home in Chicago
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Billionaire Ken Griffin buys most expensive home in Chicago

Kenneth Griffin, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel LLC Ken Griffin is smashing real estate records left and right. In recent years, he...

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Home equity hits record high, and here's how homeowners are spending it
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Home equity hits record high, and here's how homeowners are spending it

A home improvement contractor works on a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Homeowners are racking up record amounts of home equity, thanks to fast...

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Between Walmart and Kroger, 500 stores are about to ditch cashiers
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Between Walmart and Kroger, 500 stores are about to ditch cashiers

Walmart's scan and go technology. Walmart is expanding its "Scan & Go" technology to an additional 100 locations across the U.S., the retailer...

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This hot sauce company started in a 100-year-old Harlem brownstone, now the product flies off the shelves at Whole Foods
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This hot sauce company started in a 100-year-old Harlem brownstone, now the product flies off the shelves at Whole Foods

Vy Higginsen is in a coveted place for an entrepreneur in the food business. Her product,, a spicy condiment and marinade that comes in "mild," ...

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Failed Atlantic City casino is sold, could reopen in months
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Failed Atlantic City casino is sold, could reopen in months

The now-closed Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City's most spectacular casino flop is getting another chance under new...

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This couple figured out how to stop paying rent and now saves $2,000 a month
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This couple figured out how to stop paying rent and now saves $2,000 a month

In the past year, Dan and Tracy Kellermeyer have lived in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, and Las Vegas. While all that travel sounds expensive,...

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: SHLD, SONC & more
News 2 weeks ago
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: SHLD, SONC & more

A sign announcing the store will be closing hangs above a Sears store in Chicago, Illinois. Check out the companies making headlinesafter the bell:...

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Here are the stores Macy's is closing next
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Here are the stores Macy's is closing next

Macy's will close nearly a dozen stores early this year, as part of a previously announced plan to trim the retailer's massive store fleet and cut...

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As California's housing crisis worsens, more residents are forced to sleep in their cars
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As California's housing crisis worsens, more residents are forced to sleep in their cars

Income inequality in California is getting worse. In affluent areas such as Santa Barbara, the cost of living continues to rise while wages stay...

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