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Ever wonder how coupons work

Though digital coupons are on the rise, they still are a small share of the market. According to the coupon processing firm Inmar, 2.4 billion paper coupons were …

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Paper coupons are cool again

More and more c onsumers checking their mailboxes today are finding offers from new, upscale brands meant to tempt upscale, urban millennials — deals like $20 off a …

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Coupons: Quit snipping, start clicking

For Griffin, cutting coupons is more about the thrill of the deal than about making ends meet. But he says he saves an average of 60 percent off retail on groceries.

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Discount shoppers rejoice! Penney's in sales surrender

Penney says it isn’t bringing back coupons. But as of this week, it will revive some of the hundreds of sales it killed off last year. The company tried to break the …

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U.S. Postal Service gets creative with samples discount

The Postal Service has launched a discount program for marketers who want to send out little samples of things, like detergent and toothpaste. Will it help spur more …

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Groupon wants to give you travel deals

Works like coupons on Groupon work – get daily deals, but instead of getting half off for Botox, you get a deal on plane tickets, rental cars and so on. Who takes …

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Can Groupon revive the daily deal and itself

As the company reports fourth quarter earnings, its new business model will be in the spotlight.

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Why do we no longer use $1,000 bills

Running off a lot of $1 notes is more cost efficient than producing comparatively few $1,000 notes, he added. Future transactions Is there a chance we could bring the …

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COVID-19 is spawning lots of online scams

Alphabet kicked it off Tuesday, reporting a 13% increase in revenue overall, including a 52% increase in its cloud business year over year, and 33% growth year over …

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Abandoned carts are a big problem for online retailers

Abandoned carts are a big problem for online retailers. In this photo illustration, electronics retailer Best Buy advertises Cyber Monday sales on the store's website …

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Ticket buyers and sellers say StubHub owes them after

Coupons, not refunds: a new policy for buyers other marketplaces are also making changes to their policies but, so far, it appears none of them have taken refunds …

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Is your phone listening and targeting ads

In 2012, the New York Times revealed that Target was so good at analyzing customers’ purchases that it figured out a teenage girl was pregnant before her family knew and …

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As prices on consumer goods rise, what are you willing to

I think my “stand in the aisle and really think about it” point is probably still a ways off, closer to $2.50/bag (bags are 12oz, I believe). — Ian Jutsum …

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When people just stop looking for work

We cut coupons, we buy only on double coupon days at the grocery store. We’re just floating on the very ragged edge. Of course, in a recession this deep …

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Digital ad industry looking for less annoying options

The digital ad industry is a $60 billion business that most people find totally annoying. In their rush to make money off hot digital real estate, advertisers have …

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Why do companies offer free stuff at the same cost

You want consumers to try it and get hooked on it. Pepsi was among the first companies to experiment with get-more-for-free in the 1930s. “But they hit upon this idea …

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Kickbacks or a helpful service

Here’s why pharma is under fire. A pharmacy technician counts out a prescription of antibiotic pills. Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Pharmaceutical companies spend a lot of …

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How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo

Study shows coupons lead to big profits for drugmakers. Cutting prison hepatitis C rates: costly, but worth it? How one sentence helped set off the opioid crisis.

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As prices on consumer goods rise, what are you willing to

I think my “stand in the aisle and really think about it” point is probably still a ways off, closer to $2.50/bag (bags are 12oz, I believe). — Ian Jutsum …

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More drama in prescription drug pricing

Those coupons people use for expensive meds are starting to count for less. Valeant swears off aggressive drug pricing strategy. Survey shows drug price hikes …

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How Uber uberfied us all

Since 2009, the company had faced off against legislators, police officers, taxi operators and owners, transportation unions. In the eyes of Travis Kalanick, Uber’s …

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Step right up for your half-price generic EpiPen

But Harvard physician Aaron Kesselheim said launching its own generic could scare off any would-be competitors, knowing that the second company stands to make less …

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Paper industry wants customers back

The industry’s trade group, the Paper and Packaging Board, is set to spend $170-million on commercials and other marketing over the next seven years, says Executive …

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Retail discounters flourish as traditional department

A former Macy's store in North Hollywood, California is fenced off from public access. The Laurel Plaza shopping center location closed its doors in October 2016, one …

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The digital wallet of the future

Those two credit card processors earn more than $50 billion in fees each year by taking a percentage off the top of every purchase in America that’s made with plastic.

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So what's a Ponzi scheme anyway

A Ponzi scheme needs ever-more investors to pay off the earlier participants and keep things afloat. Eventually, there’s not enough new money coming in to pay back …

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Data mining pushes marketing to a new level

Those smart coupons are just the tip of the $100 billion data mining industry. Every time you search for something online, swipe your credit card or pull up directions …

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The price of the EpiPen has surged. Who pays

Most of its competitors have stopped selling in the US, and Mylan has hiked up the price. About a decade ago, when Mylan acquired the product, EpiPens cost about a …

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Athletes catch fire, or get burned, on social media

He says, don’t expect to see offers like coupons and promo codes from Edelman: “Twenty percent off and you know, five dollars off and that kind of thing. That’s a …

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Gap and Old Navy wrangle over customer data

Gap is spinning off Old Navy. The successful low-price apparel brand is becoming its own, separate company. And while splitting assets can be a tricky part of any …

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How a $150 million investment turned into $3.3 billion

Those coupons people use for expensive meds are starting to count for less. How one sentence helped set off the opioid crisis. We’re here to help you navigate this …

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Weight-loss drug Qsymia pushing for more sales

Those coupons people use for expensive meds are starting to count for less. What’s a pharmacy benefit manager, anyway? How one sentence helped set off the opioid …

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Health law paves way to better living

The new health care bill sets aside $15 billion to help create healthier communities. Gregory Warner reports on how that money could make a difference in New York City's …

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J.C. Penney's return to appliances may be paying off

J.C. Penney’s return to appliances may be paying off . Annie Baxter Aug 9, 2016. it sought to make the store hipper by eliminating coupons and big sales events.

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MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges

With email coupons getting more specific and more abundant, are daily deals attracting niche markets, or turning off customers? Stories You Might Like ExxonMobil and …

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Alaska moves to regulate cruise ship kickbacks

Before Cindy Dollar gets off her cruise ship, she’s given a shopping map, a bunch of coupons, and a tote bag for her haul. She’s vacationing from Texas, and she says …

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Daycare costs becoming too much

The cost of childcare is outpacing inflation, leaving parents with a tough call: Find more money or find another way to care for their kids. Jaime Bedrin reports.

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Singles Day: China's biggest shopping event

Jennifer Pak/Marketplace. Chinese consumers spent at least $68 billion on e-commerce platforms for the annual Nov. 11 Singles Day sale, the largest annual shopping event …

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Rising inflation contributed to Tiananmen Square protests

On June 5, 1989, the world woke up to an iconic image from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square protests. A lone Chinese man stood in the path of tanks that the Communist Party …

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What's a pharmacy benefit manager, anyway

Pharmacy benefit managers, like Express Scripts, OptumRX and CVS Caremark, are taking a lot of heat for their role in drug prices. We explain the world of PBMs.

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Why self-checkout lanes don't work

Coupons were hard to use; our mistakes were broadcast by a series of aggressive beeps, and the specter of “accidental theft” overshadowed the entire experience.

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Facebook's Photo Sync, Verizon's new patent, and the

Facebook would like to become that set of shoeboxes in the attic: A place to store all your photographs, even ones you have no intention of sharing with any of your …

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Supreme Court to rule on arbitration clauses, class-action

Sometimes it's not worth hiring a lawyer over an unjustified $30 charge from your cell phone servicer -- so you band together with several other consumers to file a …

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