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AT&T Agrees To Buy DirecTV In $48.5B Deal

AT&T is slated to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion.

05/18/2014

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Google: Driver-less Cars Mastering City Streets

The days of sitting behind the wheel, maneuvering through traffic and breaking for pedestrians, is getting closer to coming to an end as Google says it’s getting closer to releasing self-driving cars.

04/28/2014

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Are You A Gadget Hoarder?

Most people like getting their hands on the latest and newest technology, but for some, letting go of the old is hard to do.

12/13/2013

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Cell Phone Plan Confusion

Between talk time, texting and data usage, finding the best plan can for you and your family can be confusing.

CBS4–12/04/2013

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The Secret Science That Gets You To Shop Till You Drop

Shoppers beware: retailers are increasingly using psychological tricks to get you to make more, and in some cases, different purchases.

11/22/2013

The website for healthcare.gov experienced issues during the launch October 1, 2013.  (Source: healthcare.gov)

Excitement, Frustration Over “Obamacare” In Florida

The federal website that offers a key provision of president Obama’s health law launched this week with a sputter, a crash and a lot more web traffic than anyone expected. But by week’s end, with most Floridians still unable to access the online marketplace and sign up for health insurance, organizations were trying to build on momentum even though there was little they could do.

10/05/2013

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The Hidden Cost Of Some Free Apps

Sure they are free, but some of the most popular mobile apps could be tracking your every move and revealing your personal and financial data.

CBS4–05/03/2013

A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Second Senate Vote

A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday

CBS4–04/12/2013

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Consumers Look To Internet To Solve Complaints

One of the most maddening things you can deal with as a consumer is what to do when you have a complaint. Who do you turn to? It turns out there’s a growing industry that is making it much easier for consumers to finally get some action when they’ve been wronged.

CBS4–04/11/2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R), R-OH, and Rep. Eric Cantor (L), R-VA, walk to a meeting with House Republicans at the US Capitol on January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.        (Photo credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Internet Tax Bill Sails Past Senate Vote

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to endorse levying Internet sales taxes on American shoppers, despite warnings from a handful of senators that the proposal is antibusiness, harmful to taxpayers, and will be a “bureaucratic nightmare.”

CBS4–03/23/2013

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