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Should UW Lower Football Ticket Prices to Entice Fans?

It's no secret that many times throughout the football season War Memorial stadium can be a bit empty during games. Today we happened to notice that CSU actually announced a 12% reduction in the cost per ticket to see the Rams play football this coming season to "bring more of the pageantry of major college football to Colorado State."

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Modern Day Prospector Finds Gold Rush in ‘Them New York City Streets’ [VIDEO]

San Francisco, 1849.  Alaska, 1897. New York City, 2011? Is there a new gold rush in the Big Apple?

There is for Queens native Raffi Stepanian, who literally struck gold after discovering he could make up to $300 a day by ‘mining’ the sidewalks in Manhattan’s Diamond District for the tiny bits of gold, platinum and rare gems that fall from the clothes of workers when they leave their shops.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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Airline Forces Passengers to Pay $31,500 for Fuel — Or Be Stranded [VIDEO]

Flying the friendly skies is one thing. Being forced to pony up the cash to do it while en route is something else entirely.

But that’s what happened on a flight operated by Austria-based carrier Comtel earlier this week.

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Stephen King Hopes to Donate More Than $100,000 to Help Needy Maine Residents Buy Heating Oil

Author Stephen King may be best known for scary stories like ‘Carrie’ and ‘The Shining,’ but he has a much softer side too — he’s using his celebrity to help low-income people in his home state of Maine buy heating oil.

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Ian Wescott, Flickr
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Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner to Jump 13 Percent This Year

According to the American Farm Bureau, the price of Thanksgiving dinner will be 13 percent higher this year than last, marking the biggest jump since 1990.

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Cisco Survey Reveals Many Young Job Seekers Value Social Media Over Money [INFOGRAPHIC]

Shakespeare once wrote, “All that glitters is not gold,” and when it comes to young job seekers, he was spot-on.

Cisco’s recent survey of 2,800 college students and recently employed graduates found that while a competitive salary is important, many respondents said a company’s social media policy matters even more. In fact, 56 percent overall said they wouldn’t work for a company that bans social media usage.

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Wall Street Bonuses Slated to Decline in 2011

In news that will likely make all those Occupy Wall Street protestors cheer, New York compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects the average Wall Street bonus will decline by 20 percent to 30 percent this year.

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World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Pudding Will Bust Your Wallet and Waistline [VIDEO]

Over in the UK, Chef Marc Guibert has set a record by creating the world’s most expensive chocolate pudding, according to the World Records Academy. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Jell-O pudding cup.

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Bank of America Will Not Charge Monthly Fee for Debit Card Usage

In September, Bank of America announced it would soon begin charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, saying it was recouping losses from new laws that limited how much it could charge merchants when debit cards were swiped during transactions.

But after a firestorm of negative publicity, BofA waved the white flag of surrender and scrapped the controversial plan.

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Study Finds Poorer People Order Larger Food Sizes to Feel More Important

Researchers from the French business school École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris and Illinois’ Northwestern University might have discovered a reason that poorer people tend to eat larger portions of food.

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Study Discovers Wealthier Parents More Likely to Download Apps for Kids

A new study by the San Francisco-based non-profit group Common Sense Media found that affluent parents download apps specifically for their young children more than parents of lesser financial means do.

Deemed the “app gap,” researchers found almost half of families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded such apps, compared with only one in eight families earning less than $30,000. Lower-income families were also more likely to have televisions in their kids’ bedrooms.

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