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13 Stocks to Start Investing With in 2013

If you're keeping your savings in low-return but "safe" investments, this is the year you need to get your money off the sidelines and into some solid stocks. No stock is risk-free, but these 13 picks are the best we can find for novice investors looking to get their feet wet in the market.

Starbucks Cups to Come with a Political Message

The world's biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words "Come Together" on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. CEO Howard Schultz says it's intended as a message to lawmakers about the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Don't Wait Until Super Saturday: This Weekend's Best Deals

Next weekend brings Super Saturday -- the last Saturday before Christmas, and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. If you don't want to get stuck in the mob scene, you should finish your shopping sooner -- like now. To help, we've rounded up some of the best deals on offer this weekend.

This Week's 5 Best Moves and Blunders in Business

Companies can do brilliant things, but there are also times where they fall flat on their faces. Sometimes CEOs can save the day, but at other times, they say and do the darndest things. There were plenty of winners and blunders this week. Let's check out some of them.

Wall Street Watch Tuesday: Einstein's Bagel Dough is Rising

Noah Einstein Restaurant Group, which runs the Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel chains, posted its quarterly results after Monday's market close. Revenue rose and net income soared, but there's a hole in the center of the good news story.

Stock Upgrades: 3M Is in the Money, Money, Money

Ah, that innocent age when our biggest beef with Europe centered on freedom fries. This election week, no one was asking "where's the beef?" with Wendy's, with the coiner of that iconic phrase bucking a brutal tape to gain 3.05%.

Election Outlook: Will Americans Vote for Hope and P.F. Chang's?

Just a couple of months ago, DailyFinance introduced you to a new, somewhat off-the-wall, gauge of presidential-electoral success: The "Restaurant Sales" index. At the time, it showed Mitt Romney in better shape the Barack Obama. Here's what it reveals now.

Starbucks Gives a Potent Caffeine Jolt to the Daily Deals Business

Baristas will be busier in the coming days: Daily-deals website LivingSocial sold 1.5 million $10 Starbucks gift certificates Wednesday. It's not just a testament to the allure of Starbucks; it's a sign that group-buying websites are alive and well despite Groupon's free-falling stock.

Something Shocking Is Coming to the McDonald's Menu

McDonald's new ad campaign highlighting its "Favorites Under 400 Calories" isn't just an attempt to highlight its healthier items during the Olympics; it's probably a preview of what's to come from restaurants around the country.

8 Easy Ways to Slash Your Food Bills by $2,000 or More

Odds are you overpay for food much more often than you realize, and that can add up to thousands of dollars of wasted money over the course of a year. Check out these overpriced edibles, and how you could save a bundle on them.

What to Watch This Week: Tea, DVRs, 3-D, Watches and Tiny Cameras

Here are some items that will help shape the week ahead for Wall Street. Teavana is getting hot; DISH Network is going cold turkey on commercials; tiny camera maker OmniVision will make investors smile; Movado's earnings bear watching; and RealD's numbers should generate some applause.

Businesses Behaving Badly: You May Be To Blame

When businesses do things that harm workers, the environment, or the health and safety of their consumers, we are justifiably outraged. But do the companies deserve all the blame? Not necessarily.

Thanks for the Smoothie Business Boost, McDonald's

With McDonald's and Starbucks both trying to suck up Jamba Juice's smoothie business, some investors might have worried about how the smaller chain would compete. But as its latest positive profit report shows, the competition has turned out to be healthy for Jamba.

Tasty or Absurdi-Tea? Coors Brews Tea-Flavored Beer

Molson Coors Brewing is introducing Coors Light Iced T next month. The beverage will be sold in aluminum cans similar to its existing beer offerings, and rightfully so: The citrus-like brew will pack a roughly 4% alcohol punch.

Is an Amazon Store in the Real World a Good Idea?

Soon, you might be able to buy a new Kindle at an actual, brick-and-mortar Amazon Store. The e-commerce giant is reportedly opening its first pilot store in Seattle. It's an intriguing idea, but the real question is: Why would Amazon want to?

6 Strategies for Young Adults to Save More in 2012

Saving doesn't come easily for us young adults. Entry-level salaries don't give you a lot to work with, and we tend to spend what we make. But don't worry: We're not doomed to frivolity and financial ruin. Here's how you can start saving smart.

7 Ways Inflation Will Hit Americans in 2012

With the economy still trying to muster a recovery, and unemployment still around 8.5%, any price increases are painful. And just a month into 2012, a spate of headlines points to more hurt ahead. Here are seven ways inflation will be digging into your wallet this year: