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Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Sep 30
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

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Real Estate

Prospective buyer Mary Tuttle checks out antique lighting fixtures while looking at a home in Miami Shores, Fla.

US Existing Home Sales Fall in August

By Josh Boak | Sep 24
Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million.

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Retirement

Apple Bites Stock Market

By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

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Saving

Wal-Mart's Mobile Checking Account Nixes Fees

By Joseph Pisani | Oct 1
Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.

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