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Wal-Mart ups price wars for back-to-school season

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is intensifying the price game for the crucial back-to-school shopping season.

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Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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AC casino closures affecting thousands

Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31.

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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md. in 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md. in 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

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(Sean Locke, ThinkStock)
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Back-to-school shopping can add up

Parents doing back-to-school shopping will have to open their wallets a little wider this year. A survey from the National Retail Federation found the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on clothes, shoes and supplies.

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Logo of fast food restaurant McDonald's is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Logo of fast food restaurant McDonald's is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

BEIJING (AP) -- McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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Plastic toy sharks in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Plastic toy sharks in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) -- In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. As sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, however, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy.

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A degree or skills: What’s more valuable?

A college degree isn’t everything.

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A Verizon service technician, checks a cable as he connects it to the Verizon FiOS fiber network (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
A Verizon service technician, checks a cable as he connects it to the Verizon FiOS fiber network (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

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Online gambling revenue continues to drop for NJ casinos

Online gambling was supposed to provide a financial boost to New Jersey's ailing casinos, but revenue has fallen for the third month in a row and Fitch, a Wall Street credit rating firm, as cut its projection for internet gambling this year by almost half.

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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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Study: Minimum wage hikes don’t kill jobs

A new study by the Center for Economic and Research Policy shows that job growth in states that have increased their minimum wage this year is far more robust when compared to states that did not hike the minimum wage.

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