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The financial side of the marriage equality ruling

The Supreme Court's verdict on the contentious issue of same-sex marriage has wide-reaching implications for same-sex couples — not just emotionally, but financially as well. Recognizing same-sex marriage unlocks a host of federal benefits for these couples. In 2004, the U.S. Government Accountability Office calculated there are more than 1,100 federal ...

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads to the podium to speak about the upcoming currency redesign during a press conference at the National Archives on June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Secretary Lew discussed the redesign of the $10 note to feature a woman and enter circulation in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Photos: Women who could be on #TheNew10

There are many worthy candidates to grace the updated $10 bill. Here are some of them...

Event-goers walk their way to the main stage during the TomorrowWorld electronic music festival in Chattahoochee Hills, South of Atlanta, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

TomorrowWorld EDM festival brings nearly $100M to Georgia

Among the parade of generic office parks lining Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta resides a unit stocked with contents that are anything but ordinary. Painted fiberglass mushrooms the size of a Mazda lean against the floor. Candy cane-striped poles are tucked tightly together as if sharing bunk beds. Triple stacks ...

McDonald's to close hundreds of restaurants

The "Golden Arches" are not so golden right now after the company announced that it will be closing hundreds of its restaurants across the globe this year. According to Fortune, the restaurant has closed 350 locations so far in 2015 and will close at least another 350 more over the coming ...

Obama's economic recovery is real, but wealth gap is growing

"After a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis," President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his State of the Union address. "At this moment — with a growing ...


Why flights will be cheaper in 2015

Falling oil prices have already made millions of consumers happier about fueling their vehicles, but market conditions are poised to improve another area of travel: flying. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected higher-than-expected profitability for the airline industry in 2014, which IATA anticipates will translate into reduced airfares in 2015. ...


Sticker shock: Bacon, other pork prices rising

A sustained surge in the cost of pork — caused in part by a virus that has killed as many as 7 million pigs — has forced several southwest Ohio restaurants and grocery stores to raise prices. And more hikes may be on the horizon: Several local restaurant and grocery ...

Forbes ( has released its annual list of the best big cities for jobs. Did your hometown make the cut? Keep clicking to find out! We'll start with No. 15, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash., Metropolitan Division. According to Forbes, the region reported 1.52 million jobs in 2013; 2.7 percent job growth in 2013; and 3.6 percent job growth from 2008-2013.

Photos: Forbes' 15 best cities for jobs in 2014

Forbes ( has released its annual list of the best big cities for jobs. Did your hometown make the cut?

Go ahead and snicker, but cow flatulence is no laughing matter for some farmers. Because of their diet and slow digestion, cows are among the top methane producers in the world, accounting for 18 percent of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, according to the United Nations. Some European Union nations like Ireland and Denmark are taxing cattle owners and slaughterhouses for the gaseous emissions their livestock create. In 2013, the taxes ranged from $18 per cow up to $110 per cow.

10 strange taxes from around the world

Governments can get real creative when it comes to thinking of new ways to tax products and services.

Beware of the one ring scam on your phone

That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30…but maybe not in the way you think. One of my Facebook followers let me know about an old scam that has roared back to life. Years ago, crooks found a way to exploit a handful of international area codes that ...

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