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How to invest in renewable energy

You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. 
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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.  
 
BlackRock wants to use the language of monthly income to drive 401(k) savers toward investment products that use more pensionlike characteristics, a process known as liability-driven investing.
 
 
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Nordstrom has been a trailblazer in using models with disabilities, and the retailer continues the tradition with its just-released annual catalog.  
 
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McDonald's is finding itself under intensifying pressure for the pay and other labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints by worker groups at restaurants owned by franchisees.  
 
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.  
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives.