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Florida’s Back To School Tax Holiday Starting

Florida’s 10-day back to school sales tax holiday kicks off this weekend.

08/06/2015

Kraft singles recall (Source: FDA)

Kraft Singles Recalled Over Possible Choking Hazard

The Kraft Heinz company is recalling certain packages of cheese singles because of a possible choking hazard.

08/03/2015

Healthy Fats (Source: CBS)

Back To Basics, Fat Is Making A Comeback

As more people move away from processed food they are rediscovering full-fat basics.

07/29/2015

When beef is mechanically tenderized, needles or blades are used to break down the connective tissue in the meat, allowing for a more tender product. (Source: CBS4)

Tenderized Meat To Be Labeled In 2016

Some steaks and roasts on store shelves have been mechanically tenderized but until recently there were no rules in place to let consumers know if what they were buying had been tenderized, an important piece of information for consumers.

07/28/2015

Google's lead designer for "Inbox by Gmail" Jason Cornwell shows the app's functionalities on a nexus 6 android phone during a media preview in New York on October 29, 2014. Google ramped up its mobile arsenal, upgrading its Nexus line with a new tablet and smartphone, and unveiling its revamped Android software, to be dubbed "Lollipop." The US tech giant also announced the launch of a streaming media player for music, movies and videos, which can also allow users to play games via the Android TV device. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Simple Text Could Give Hackers Control Of Android Phones

Researchers say Android phones can now be hacked with a simple text.

07/27/2015

MIAMI, FL - JULY 24:  A sign is seen at a Fiat Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership is seen  as the Fiat Chrysler company announced it is recalling about 1.4 million Dodges, Jeeps, Rams and Chryslers vehicles equipped with certain radios on July 24, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  The recall was announced after hackers were able to manipulate remotely a Jeep Cherokee's computer software.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov’t: Fiat Chrysler Must Offer To Buy Back 500,000 Pickups

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators in an effort to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

07/27/2015

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Four Florida Cities Lead Nation In Cash Home Sales

Miami and three other Florida cities lead the nation when it comes to all-cash real estate transactions.

07/27/2015

MIAMI, FL - JULY 24:  A Fiat Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee is seen on a sales lot as the company announced it is recalling about 1.4 million Dodges, Jeeps, Rams and Chryslers vehicles equipped with certain radios on July 24, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  The recall was announced after hackers were able to manipulate remotely a Jeep Cherokee's computer software.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles To Prevent Hacking

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S., days after two hackers revealed they could take control of a Jeep Cherokee using the internet.

07/25/2015

Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products, in Los Angeles, California,  October 19, 2012.  (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Majority Of Fla. Reps Vote For Ban On State Required GMO Labeling

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —  A majority of Florida representatives voted for legislation that would let food companies not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients. The bill, passed by the house […]

07/24/2015

The Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado issued a recall for their 12oz bags of 12" Tremenda Sticks pet chews.  (Source: FDA)

Dog Owners Warned About Recalled Treats

South Florida dog owners should be aware of a pet treat recall from earlier this week.

07/24/2015

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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.

Airport body scans are seen by agents in a separate room, who do not see passengers’ faces. (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

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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