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Celebrate 'Dead Week' by Snagging Killer Travel Deals

Between New Year's Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the period that the travel industry calls Dead Week. Bookings drop off sharply, and so cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and rental car agencies all offer amazing discounts. Here's how to make the most of those post-holiday deals.

Be Rental Car Smart: Saving Tips for When You Fly and Drive

When you fly anywhere for the holidays, you're probably vigilant about getting the best deal you can on airfare. But don't stop being money-smart when you get off the plane: There are plenty of ways to waste money and time by not taking enough care on your rental car choices.

Disney's Turnstiles Are Clicking Ahead Faster Than Its Studios

Disney posted mixed quarterly results after Thursday's market close. Revenue climbed just 3%, while net income soared 18%. But perhaps the most surprising nugget for Disney is that, of its five segments, theme parks continue to be its fastest growing segment.

Hit the Sweet Spot of Holiday Travel Booking

Travelers who purchase fares for holiday flights today pay nearly 20% more than those who wait it out a few more months. Then again, drag your feet too long and that last-minute flight will cost nearly 30% more than the lowest fare you could have gotten.

The 10 Most Important IPOs to Watch in 2012

After a year which featured lingering economic uncertainty, and underperformance from many popular IPOs, 2012 should see some exciting activity from the more than 200 companies hoping to go public. Here are 24/7 Wall St.'s picks for the top IPOs to watch.

New Tool Helps Find Best Deals on College Textbooks

When it comes to buying textbooks, the options have been slim: Pay high prices at the campus bookstore, or search hither and yon to track down used books. Now, a new startup called SwoopThat is changing that with a robust comparison shopping tool that does for textbooks what sites like Kayak.com have done for air travel.