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Firms Pour Cash on Tech Startups, is Bubble Brewing?

By Brandon Bailey | Jan 23
Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. So are we approaching another bubble?

Highlights of Obama Plan to Tax Wealthy

Jan 20
The White House says President Barack Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a plan to impose higher taxes on the wealthy and use the revenue to help middle-class families.

Obama Aims to Influence 2016 Debate with State of the Union

By Julie Pace | Jan 20
Defiant in the face of the new Republican majority, President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, then funnel the revenue into tax cuts for others and programs to make community college and child care more affordable.

What Obama, Auto Executives Say About Low Gas Prices

Jan 19
Some reaction from auto executives - and the nation's chief executive - to low gasoline prices and their impact on the industry and consumers.

Job Market, Gas Prices Linked to Economic Optimism

Jan 16
A CBS News poll suggests Americans are suddenly feeling much better about the economy. The optimism is tied to local job markets and the plummeting price of gas. Anthony Mason breaks down the numbers.

We Burn 2.7 Million Gallons a Minute, so Why's Oil so Cheap?

By Jonathan Fahey | Jan 15
The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. Global consumption has never been higher - and is rising.

8 Mobile Credit Card Readers, and What They Cost

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 12
You have more reader options than ever. Online retailers Amazon and Etsy are the latest companies to offer the devices, which plug in to smartphones and tablets and let business owners accept credit cards anywhere.

Where to Find Free Credit Scores and Credit Reports

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 9
If getting a grip on your credit score is a New Year's resolution, there are several ways you can you check your score or credit report for free. Here's how.

How to Keep Financial New Year's Resolutions

Jan 6
While sticking to financial resolutions for 2015 can be difficult, there are simple ways to be more successful in keeping them. Jill Schlesinger reports.

College Sees Small, Big Benefits with Loan Promise

By Jeff Karoub | Jan 2
A private school in southeastern Michigan offers a nice campus and small class sizes. Even better, a new program guarantees every graduate will make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.

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