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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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Lander's clothing store in Jamestown, N.Y., prepares for a "cash mob" to descend last week. Daniel Robison/WBFO hide caption

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Occupy L.A. activists rally outside the Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles in February. The Occupy protests around the country have inspired two working groups that are attempting to reform the banking system and create an alternative bank. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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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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A bulletin board in New York's Jamaica Hospital offers advice for uninsured patients. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The GasBuddy app and website rely on crowdsourcing — people across the country sending in gas prices. NPR hide caption

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Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

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A Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage services representative (left) helps a person register for mortgage help in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fannie, Freddie Consider Mortgage Write-Downs

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President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Airlines, Fliers Seek To Fit More In Overhead

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A driver pumps gas into his Toyota Prius hybrid at a gas station in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2007. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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