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A man displays an Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone on February 25, 2014 in the French northern city of Lille. Apple said on February 24, 2014 it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

News Apps Designed To Curb Your Excessive Smartphone Use

If you feel like you’re stuck to your smartphone and just can’t put it down, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015

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Key West Uber Drivers Face Fines & Arrest

Uber drivers in Key West are now facing a possibly hefty fines or even jail time.

07/09/2015

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Honda Announces Another Recall For Faulty Takata Air Bags

Honda is expanding the recalls over defective Takata air bags.

07/09/2015

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Data Usage Leading To Big Bills Due To “Phantom Usage”

With the explosion in smartphones and apps people are using more and more data from watching videos to playing games and uploading pictures but all that data can lead to some big bills and angry customers

07/08/2015

Attendees watch a video presentation during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, July 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Cuts 7,800 Jobs As Phone Sales Flag

Microsoft says it will slash 7,800 positions and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge to restructure its flagging phone hardware business.

07/08/2015

Try before you buy at a Casper "Snooze bar".  (Source: CBS)

Try Before You Buy At A “Snooze Bar”

People love shopping online for its convenience. The downside is you can’t try things out before you buy.

07/08/2015

The mega-chain began in 1971 as one store in downtown Seattle. Three friends invested $1350 each of their own money. Imagine that return! (Credit: Getty Images)

Starbucks: Prices For Some Drinks To Go Up

Your morning coffee drink at Starbucks may cost you more starting Tuesday.

07/07/2015

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FPL Proposes New Gas Plant In Okeechobee Co.

Florida Power & Light has announced plans to build a $1.2 billion natural-gas plant on company-owned land in northeastern Okeechobee County.

07/06/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Avoid Being Overcharged On Medical Bills

If you have paid a medical bill recently, there’s a good chance you paid too much. It’s a concept Jeremy Winetraub now understands well. While still recovering from hernia surgery, he got hit with a $20,000 bill from the hospital.

07/03/2015

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Whole Foods Apologizes For Pricing Problems

Whole Foods Market is apologizing to consumers for incorrect pricing.

07/03/2015

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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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