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How Much Does It Cost to Host the Olympics? — Dollars and Sense

Cities that vie to host the Olympics know being chosen involves a big cash outlay to make the events happen in the grand fashion expected.

But just how much money is involved?

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Wyoming Agencies Give Mead Proposed Cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said he plans to review state agency proposals for how to trim their budgets by 8 percent in the fiscal year that begins in July of next year.

Falling natural gas prices recently prompted Mead to direct state government agencies to double the 4-percent cuts that the Wyoming Legislature had demanded

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What Is ‘Drip Pricing’ and Why Is the FTC Cracking Down on It? — Dollars and Sense

Have you ever bought a cheap airline fare, only to be hit with fees later on that turned it into a far more expensive ticket? Congratulations — you’re a victim of ‘drip pricing.’

And the problem, which spawns several industries, has gotten so pervasive that the Federal Trade Commission is stepping in.

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States Turning To New Tolls To Pay For Highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.

With Congress unwilling to contemplate an increase in the federal gas tax, motorists are likely to be paying ever more tolls as the government searches for ways to repair and expand the nation’s congested highways

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Your Dog Could Increase Your Insurance Premiums

Your may think your dog’s bark is bigger than his bite, but there is new research that suggests his bite might just be big enough to drive up your insurance premiums.

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Vioxx Settlement Nets Wyoming $624,000

Wyoming received more than $624,000 to reimburse Wyoming Medicaid in a national settlement with pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Merck) regarding their drug Vioxx, Attorney General Greg Phillips announced today.

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Ex-Rolling Hills Clerk Denied Parole

GLENROCK, Wyo. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling $100,000 from the small Converse County town of Rolling Hills has been denied parole.

Alyssa Stewart is the town’s former treasurer and clerk

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Airlines Are Now Getting Less Money from Checked Bags — Dollars and Sense

When fuel prices hit an all-time high a few years ago, many airlines began charging passengers to check their bags. The fees are unpopular, so there are probably lots of frequent fliers happy that airlines are now raking in less money from them.

But don’t laugh too hard — what they’re getting still isn’t chump change.

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