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New apps meet the need for more privacy

Consumers concerned about over-sharing on social networks are turning to apps aimed at protecting their privacy.

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McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toys

The fast-food chain says more than 2 million whistles are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

Food costs eating into consumers’ saving at the pump

Higher food costs are eating into or eclipsing savings from gasoline, and increased holiday spending could be a much smaller bump after food inflation is taken into account.

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Toy Hall of Fame salutes Rubik’s Cube, bubbles

Little green army men prevailed in their two-year battle for a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

The company is also deploying 100 satellite terminals to boost Internet services in affected areas in West Africa.

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A blind spot for Google Glass wearers?

The characteristic hardware of the high-tech frames could partially obstruct peripheral vision.

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We’re ‘adding to cart’ instead of ‘heading to mall’

It's expected to be another record-breaking year for online shopping.

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Survey: Holiday shoppers boost spending plans

Holiday shoppers expect to spend quite a bit more than they did a year ago.

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Holiday shoppers, start your engines

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers aren't wasting any time.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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Dallas man’s ‘Ebola’ house draws criticism in virus-hit city

The house has been transformed with blue plastic barrels, bio-hazard stickers, yellow caution tape and the word "QUARANTINE."

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Verizon promises no Internet ‘fast lanes’

Verizon says it's not planning to strike any "fast lane" deals to help some websites load faster than others.

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Use your smartphone to ‘think outside the bun’

Taco Bell debuted a mobile app that allows customers to order, customize their food, and pay from their phones.

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Haunted houses for adults in high demand

With Hollywood-grade stagecraft and professional actors, haunted houses are in increasingly popular with grownups.

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WATCH: A room with a $95M view

NYC's tallest apartment building isn't open yet but it already boasts an impressive view with a whopping price tag.

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Finally! A new Starbucks holiday drink is here

The Chestnut Praline Latte will be the first new holiday-themed drink in five years.

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Croissant-donuts are the biggest thing in breakfast

Dunkin' Donuts will begin selling the pastry - a "delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut" - next month.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 26

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Documentary on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

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The first documentary made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

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For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.

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William Shatner needs your help to publish his book

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The "Star Trek" star wants to publish a book explaining the mysteries of modern technology.

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‘Horrible Bosses 2′ reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

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After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite.