Would You Give This Guy Your Money? Space Monkey co-founder Alen Peacock delivers a presentation at the 2012 LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. Peacock says that when he first got started, he couldn't accept investments from friends because they weren't accredited investors. LAUNCH Media, LLC via Flickr hide caption

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New Law Raises Funding Hopes For Startups, Worries Over Fraud

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National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash

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How Much Do You Pay To Maintain Your 401(K)?

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Occupy Groups Reimagine The Bank

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A shopper searches on her BlackBerry for coupons inside a Target store. Consumers with smartphones are changing the way stores set prices and track customer tastes. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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To Keep Customers, Brick-And-Mortar Stores Look To Smartphones

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Uninsured Will Still Need The Money To Meet The Mandate

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Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

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Fannie, Freddie Consider Mortgage Write-Downs

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A Clean Sweep For Your Finances

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Airlines, Fliers Seek To Fit More In Overhead

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Are High Gas Prices A Plot To Cut Consumption? GOP Says Yes

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