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Price of stamps to go up 3 cents

The price of a stamp is about to go up -- and more so than expected. A panel overseeing the U.S. Postal Service approved a three-cent hike from the current price of 46 cents. It will take effect on January 26.

CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

Democrats have lost their advantange and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.

Utah. Gay marriage. Boy Scouts. Pizza. Say no more

Amid the women in lacy wedding veils and the men in spiffy suits at the county clerk's office was Peter Brownstein.

Las Vegas cabbie finds $300,000 in backseat, returns it to poker player

A Las Vegas cabbie had no second thoughts when he found $300,000 in cash in a brown paper bag in his cab this week. He made sure it was returned to the forgetful owner.

There yet? UPS, FedEx moving Christmas packages late

UPS has trucks up and running Thursday -- and hopes that holiday cheer may assuage the frustrations of angry customers.

Pharmacy owners agree to $100 million settlement after meningitis outbreak

 A compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak last year has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

Poll: Economy still looms large over Christmas

While Americans may still deck the halls and stuff the stockings this Christmas, a new poll finds that the state of the economy is playing a major role in how Americans will celebrate it in 2013.

Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

A man known for his grand 6 million-light Christmas display was found shot and killed in his home on Friday morning.

Macy's has a black Santa, by special request

'Twas two nights before Christmas, and I headed down to find Santa in Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City -- the one famously known to be on 34th Street.

Christmas Eve spacewalk for repair job begins

While many people may spend Christmas Eve doing last-minute shopping, two American astronauts have a more challenging matter to attend to Tuesday.