NewsWatch: Key Social Security strategies hit by budget deal

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Budget deal also shuts down two very popular Social Security claiming strategies, including file-and-suspend. See full story.

ESPN ends Grantland; Internet calls it the worst decision ever

ESPN announced it is immediately suspending the publication of its popular Grantland website, and the topic has taken off on social media with many chastising ESPN for the decision. See full story.

A scary Halloween-weekend box office expected for movie makers

The Halloween-weekend box office could be a bit scary for movie makers, with both “Burnt” and “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Hollywood A-listers expected to take in less than $10 million this weekend. See full story.

Real estate on the nation’s Elm Streets need not be the stuff of nightmares

Stalking real estate on the nation’s Elm Street’s to determine how nightmarish it might be, even as a dream scenario appears to be taking shape for one Chicago house flipper. See full story.

Why running away from a haunted house is harder than you think

Would you want to know if you were buying a death house? See full story.

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China, where driving a Buick and drinking a PBR are signs you’ve made it. See full story.

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