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Apple Watch: 3 Reasons Why It Will — Or Won’t — Be A Hit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is […]

03/09/2015

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Hyundai Recalls 263,000 Cars Over Power Steering Problem Linked To Sensors

Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

03/02/2015

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States’ Insurance Departments Investigating Anthem Data Breach

Insurance departments in several states plan to lead an investigation into the recent data breach at Anthem.

02/12/2015

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Patients Say Popular Antibiotic Caused Devastating Side Effects

Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. Many patients say instead of helping them heal, however, these powerful drugs have made them sicker.

02/11/2015

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Kraft’s Capri Sun To Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

02/10/2015

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Hackers Gain Access To Anthem Insurance Database

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.

02/05/2015

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College Completion Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation’s richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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California Declares Electronic Cigarettes A Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.

01/28/2015

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Program Helps California Homeowners Keep Homes If They Lose Jobs, Or Owe More Than It’s Worth

Shannon and Jerry West have been in their home since 2009. But when Shannon lost her job last year, it threw their family for a loop.

01/27/2015

Family says 80-year-old woman was prematurely declared dead and died inside a hospital morgue freezer. (Getty Images)

Southern California Drug Maker Ordered To Shut Down

A federal court has issued an injunction shutting down a Southern California drug maker accused of violating the law in the manufacturing and distribution of dietary supplements.

01/16/2015

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 304,000 vehicles globally for air-bags problems in some 2001-2003 models. (Honda)

U.S. Probes Jeep Cherokee Fire, Nissan Rogue Air Bag Trouble

U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in two Jeep Cherokees, and air bags that didn’t inflate properly in two Nissan Rogues.

01/16/2015

Restaurant Chain Chipotle Warns Climate Change Could Force Guacamole Off The Menu

Chipotle Pulls Pork Off Menu From Third Of Restaurants

Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at hundreds of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.

01/14/2015

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Neiman Marcus: The Christmas Book 2012

The 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is displayed during the press preview for the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 North American Car Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is under way in Detroit. Here is a look at some of the new cars expected to hit showrooms this year.

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Cheaper In 2012

Who knows if the economy will improve in 2012? But there is some bright money news. Some things will cost less this year. DealNews.com put together a list of ten items that will likely be cheaper in 2012.

Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club.  TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.

5 Weird Items Being Stolen During Recession

With the down economy and the rising value of some goods (and creatures), thieves are targeting some odd items to sell for a quick buck. Here is a list of the top 5 Weird Things People Are Stealing from TIME/Moneyland.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro's Playskool, $29.99: A colorful elephant that can launch plastic balls and plays music. (credit: toysrus.com/hottoys)

2011 Hot Holiday Toys by Toys R Us

Every year, toy makers and sellers hope there will be a runaway hit toy to help spur excitement around the holidays and boost sales. Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season.

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