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10 outdoor ideas for boosting the value of your home

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Photo courtesy of Zillow Spring is the season to get head outdoors and enjoy the smell of freshly cut lawns and blooming flowers. As many homeowners get ready to spend their time and hard-earned cash on improving their landscaping for a fresh start, it’s also a great time to think …

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5 of the best car lease deals you can get now

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kzenon With U.S. auto sales down almost five percent from a year ago, manufacturers are ramping up the incentives to move cars off the lot. That translates to some of the best lease deals seen in a while, with monthly payments starting just below $150. Leasing isn’t for everyone. On …

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10 questions renters shouldn't forget to ask

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock May is National Moving Month, and this one promises big things for renters. The construction market is recovering from the Great Recession, and more new rental units are becoming available this year, said Patrick Dodson, vice president of marketing at the CoStar Group, a real estate …

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7 of the best late-model used cars you can buy

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Lorenzo Patoia In shopping for a used car, of course you want a slick-looking, great-driving, reliable model. But you also want to know it won’t lose too much value if you’re ready to sell it a few years later. Combining these two approaches, used-car shopping and research site CarGurus.com has …

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9 college majors with the biggest gender pay gap

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Mirko Popadic, Getty Images/iStockphoto The gender pay gap is largely understood by economists to be an enduring problem in the labor market, but the causes continue to spark debate. Occupational sorting, or how women and men sift themselves into traditional “female” and “male” jobs, is one explanation for why women …

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5 cars turning heads at the New York Auto Show

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Mary Altaffer, AP Just as the latest “The Fast and the Furious” sequel is debuting, automakers at the New York International Auto Show clearly think some of their customers still have a need for speed. Jeep proudly rolled out a 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee that it says can go from zero …

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5 cars that deliver the best value over 5 years

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Getty Images/iStockphoto When you are shopping for a new car, you of course compare models looking for the best price. But don’t forget other ongoing costs that can make or break your automotive budget. “Sometimes factors other than price, such as depreciation, maintenance and fuel costs, can significantly increase total …

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9 things to know about selling a home in spring 2017

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Planning on selling a home this spring? It’s time to get ready. While mortgage rates have risen in the last year, experts say 2017 will still see strong home sales as job growth continues and people who’d been waiting to enter the market take the plunge …

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America's 11 highest paying careers in 2017

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Jakub Jirsak, Getty Images/iStockphoto Even though the U.S. economy is growing, many Americans continue to struggle with stagnating wages and few opportunities for professional growth. So where are the jobs that pay well and offer strong career paths? Most of them are clustering in a handful of fast-growing industries, such …

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9 jobs with the oldest American workers

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Getty Images/iStockphoto America is showing its age. The county is increasingly getting older, and population growth is expected to slow and tilt toward the oldest age groups by 2050. The demographic shift will affect everything from demand for health care services to the shape of the workforce, which already is …

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