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After Market: As Snow Rises, Stocks Rise Too

Stocks posted modest gains Thursday despite the nasty weather across the East Coast, which caused lots of business headaches, and despite two disappointing economic reports.

Are You a Budget-Savvy Traveler, or Just a Cheapskate?

Nowhere is the old adage "A penny saved is a penny earned" more true than when on the road. But some travelers take it too far. But according to your fellow fliers and hotel guests, there are worse travel offenses.

Why Yelp Turned to Public Shaming in Paid Review Fight

In its quest to keep its reviews free of bribery and bias, Yelp last week turned to a new weapon: Public shaming. Businesses found attempting to buy positive reviews will have their pages branded with a consumer advisory warning. Here's why it's a necessary move.

Fake Reviews: Don't Fall for This Online Marketing Scam

Shoppers love online customer reviews. They offer the benefit of other people's experiences with a product before you buy, so you can have a better idea whether it's worth the money. Yes, they're great -- if you can trust the source. But often, you can't.

Gas Prices Aside, Americans Have Been Hitting the Road Again

We're a nation that loves to drive, but in recent years, the soaring price of gas and the stuttering economy have kept our cars in our driveways more often. However, according to the Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index, our spending on road trips seems to be rising again.

Why Seach Giant Google Bought Frommer's Little Travel Guides

Google is acquiring Frommer's travel guide business for roughly $25 million -- a tiny deal for the search giant. But this buy, as well as last year's purchase of restaurant rater Zagat's, makes it clear that Google has plans to keep becoming more of a powerhouse in content.

Has Expedia Become the Perfect Stock?

Can you ever really find a stock that provides everything you could possibly want? Let's discuss the ideal qualities of such a hypothetical "perfect" stock, then decide if Expedia fits the bill.

5 Reasons to Avoid Yelp's Piping Hot IPO

With IPO valuations puffing up like a perfect souffle, you have to love Yelp's timing: The review website goes public Friday. But be careful: There are quite a few reasons why this blazing hot deal may end up burning eager investors.

5 Reasons Facebook May Be a Better Buy Than You Think

What if Facebook's IPO offering isn't actually outlandishly priced? What if $100 billion is actually a reasonable price? Let's go over a few of the reasons Facebook stock may be cheaper than worrywarts are leading you to believe.

Facebook Comments: Not the End of Anonymity, Just a Blow for Civility

In the wake of popular blog TechCrunch's adoption of Facebook's Comments plug-in to control the virulent, useless and nasty comments on its site, the Internet has erupted with screeds about the death of anonymity. But DailyFinance columnist Alex Salkever isn't worried -- he's relieved.