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5 things to know: 6-5-12

By Rose Raymond · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Welcome to June! If your pantry isn't stuffed with peaches and plums, you're missing out on some great summer deals. Here are today's hot stories.

1. Among other things, running shoes are also on sale in June.

2. June is also Father's Day month. Here's how to get Dad a hot gift without grilling your wallet.

3. Perhaps one of your gifts to Dad will be helping him around the house. Here are 10 cheap ways to upgrade a home.

4. If you'll be flying with the kiddos to visit Dad (or go on a summer vacay), read this first. New policies are making air travel less family friendly.

5. Speaking of airplanes, in Russia someone tossed a bunch of paper ones made from money, about $2,000 worth, out of a window recently. No, really. But before you rush over there, be aware that a mob scene broke out in the streets below.

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