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Taxpayer Independence Is A Day Away

When you head off to work on Tuesday you’ll have something to smile about. Florida Taxwatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, said April 22nd is Taxpayer Independence Day which means, on average, workers will begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes.

04/21/2014

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Florida Has 2nd Highest Rate Of Homes Underwater

Nearly a third of all homeowners in Florida are seriously underwater. According to a new report released by RealtyTrac 31 percent of homes in Florida were underwater in the first quarter.

04/21/2014

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Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

04/19/2014

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Pool Electrocution Highlights Wiring Safety Issues

The electrocution of a 7-year old boy in the family’s North Miami swimming pool – apparently due to faulty wiring to the pool’s light – has served as a lightning rod drawing attention to pool safety.

04/18/2014

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Chipotle To Raise Its Prices

Your Chipotle burrito, bowl or tacos may cost you more in the coming weeks.

04/18/2014

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Michaels Confirms Breach Of As Many As 2.6M Cards

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

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A website and mobile application called The Hunt is helping these fashionistas by changing the way the online community shops. (Source: CBS4)

Mobile Shopping App Helps With ‘The Hunt’ Down For Fashion

Plenty of people on social media today refer to heavily-used sites, such as Instagram or Facebook, and spot someone wearing an outfit they have interest in, but have no way to go about locating where they can get their own.

04/17/2014

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High Court Rules Pregnancy Covered By Discrimination Laws

Employers in Florida cannot discriminate against pregnant women under the state’s civil rights act.

04/17/2014

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

04/16/2014

Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1st.  (Source: Amazon.com)

Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax In Florida Starting In May

Do you like shopping on internet giant Amazon.com because the prices are usually really good and you don’t have to pay state sales tax? Well, the free ride is almost over.

04/16/2014

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Gadgets & Gizmos Galore At CES 2013

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AAA’s Safest Cars For Teens

Safety, style and reliability make this list of cars top picks by AAA Car Buying experts.

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Hot Holiday Toys 2011

Here’s a look at the top 10 holiday toys. Toys on this list were featured by popular stores like Toys “R” Us, Amazon.com and Target.

Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)

World’s Largest Passenger Plane Arrives At MIA

The largest passenger airliner in the world is coming to Miami. Lufthansa has announced that it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to Miami with daily flights between Frankfurt and Miami beginning June 10, 2011.

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What Not To Wear In The TSA Security Line

Everyone bundled up, ready to go for an airplane ride to Grandma’s house? You might want to double check your family before you get in line at the airport. With 42.2 million Americans projected to take to the skies for Thanksgiving, the public outcry over intrusive body scans and invasive pat downs by the TSA could make the security line even more long and frustrating. Want to avoid setting off the security alarms and a TSA pat down? Just look over your traveling clothes one more time.

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