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Five classics that could double in value in five years

2001 Panoz Esperante (Panoz) 1992 Dodge Viper (Dodge) 1995 Ferrari 456 GT (Barrett-Jackson) 2008 Honda S2000CR (Honda) 1982 Pontiac Trans Am (Pontiac) Speculation has never been the best reason to buy a collector car. More often than not, the buyer loses money on a car that he or she didn’t want in the first place. On the other hand, there’s no shame in buying something ...

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6 Mother's Day Gifts for the Home That Mom Will Love

father and son washing dishes together at kitchen sink ((c) Hero Images) What does Mom want? With Mother’s Day approaching on Sunday, plenty are asking themselves this very question in increasingly desperate tones. And as with most questions in the 21st century, answers abound online — with the usual caveat that a lot of them suck. As a mom, I’ve gotta ...

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Cha-Ching! 7 Surprising Ways to Make Money Off Your Home

doghouse for rent ((c) PM Images) If you’re in need of a little extra cash these days (and frankly, who isn’t?), you may not have to look much farther than your own home. Thanks to today’s sharing economy — as in, “share” with price tags attached — people are reaping rich rewards by renting out some of the most surprising spare ...

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Tesla direct sales bill stalls in Connecticut

A last-minute offer by electric carmaker Tesla Motors to open a regional distribution center in Connecticut may not be enough to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the company to sell its vehicles directly to consumers. The bill was placed Monday at the bottom of the Senate calendar, a bad sign at the session’s end. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff says there ...

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Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

A Starbucks drink is seen on a table in New York’s Times Square April 21, 2010. Shares in coffee chain Starbucks, which is due to report results later in the day, fell 0.6 percent. McDonald’s encroached further into Starbucks Corp territory this quarter by introducing lower-priced frappes designed to compete with Frappuccinos. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS) – ...

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The 5 Most Stressful Stages of Moving — and How to Cope

exhausted from packing for move (elcasanelles©) Yay, you’ve found that new address and are excited for a new chapter — that is, after the stress of actually getting all your stuff from Point A to Point B is finally over. In fact, according to a recent study of 2,000 adults by energy company E.ON, moving is so tough, it actually tops ...

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Why Lying to Your Landlord Might Cost You Money

lie detector test (Jaco Wolmarans) Being a renter — while often easier than being a homeowner — can feel like a trap sometimes. You can’t do anything without your landlord’s permission, and if you don’t get his approval, then you don’t have much recourse. You’re just SOL, right? But then the devil on your shoulder says, “Maybe we could just lie ...

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