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Business Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid
Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating - at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
Business Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars
Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours - prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.
Business Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion Analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426 billion
Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency.
Business Best Buy's quarterly performance beats analysts' expectations Best Buy's quarterly performance beats analysts' expectations
Best Buy's turnaround is charging ahead. The nation's largest consumer electronics chain posted fiscal second-quarter results that handily beat analysts' estimates as shoppers picked up major appliances, large screen televisions and mobile phones.
Business Single women more often homebuyers Single women more often homebuyers (Video)
The latest report released by the National Association of Realtors shows that single women make up 23 percent of the housing market, while single men only make up 15 percent.
Business JobFest series to have fall event JobFest series to have fall event
The Kern County Department of Human Services said Monday that it would hold its first Fall JobFest event, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 at Rabobank Convention Center.
Business US stocks slump; Dow briefly plunges 1,000 points US stocks slump; Dow briefly plunges 1,000 points
U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.