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10 Surprising Brands That We're Starting to Love Again

Popularity can be fickle: One day America loves your brand; the next, you're passe. But every year brings some surprising rebounds, and you won't believe some of the companies that made 2012's list for most improved images in the eyes of U.S. consumers.

Are You The Best Driver on the Road?

A new survey from Allstate Insurance finds that most U.S. drivers think they're the best drivers on the road -- even if they speed, call or text behind the wheel. Could you be mistaken about your driving skills?

MetLife Sells Bank Unit to Avoid New Fed Regulations

In order to avoid new federal rules and heightened scrutiny from regulators, MetLife has decided to sell its banking unit. That's a smart move for the nation's largest life insurer, and keeps it on a level playing field with its competitors.

Allstate Buys Esurance, Answer Financial

Home and auto insurer Allstate is buying Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance for about $1 billion. Allstate Corp. says the deal will help it tap consumers who prefer certain brands along with consumers who want choices among insurance carriers.

Week in Preview: Discover, Oracle and Tiffany Earnings

Oracle, Discover and Tiffany are all expected to report year-over-year growth for their most recent quarters this week. Meanwhile, many will be looking for an updated snapshot of the housing market, with three sets of real-estate data coming out.

Allstate Sues Bank of America Over Toxic Securities

Allstate is suing Bank of America and its Countrywide Financial division over Countrywide's sale of $700 million in mortgage-backed securities to the insurance giant, alleging that Countrywide knew in advance that the assets would drop in value because of a high percentage of defaults.

Americans See China as World's Strongest Economy

Nearly half of Americans in a recent poll believe China has surpassed America as having the strongest economy in the world, and more than half blame outsourcing and the loss of manufacturing jobs for the shift.

Allstate passes up bailout funds

Six months ago, big insurance companies' refrain when it came to receiving capital injections from the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program...