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5 things to know: 4-27-12

By Rose Raymond ·
Friday, April 27, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Happy Friday! Stumped on what to get Mom this year? We have some ideas, along with today's other hot stories.

1. Whether your mom's into cooking, facials or shopping, there's a getaway here she's bound to love.

2. Looking for an apartment? Here's how to use Craigslist to your advantage -- and how to avoid scams.

3. Carson Kressley of "Carson Nation" dishes on his early jobs, splurging and keeping it frugal.

4. Want to live a long life? Your chances may be best in these American counties.

5. The average U.S. consumer thinks his or her bank is just OK. Find out why.

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