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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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‘Pay-per-view’ coming to a tablet near you

Dutch start-up Blendle hopes to change the way readers browse online newspapers and magazines.

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The list of places you can checkout with Apple Pay is shrinking

Walmart, Target, Kohl's, and CVS are among the national retailers who are banning Apple's new e-payment service.

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Online harassment commonplace among adults

It's something anyone who has ever been online knows: the Internet can be a rough place.

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Google’s new email aims to organize your ‘Inbox’

The email service "Inbox" will better organize emails and display information in a more user-friendly way.

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Apple’s iCloud looks a little overcast

The company has posted a security warning for its online storage service.

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CVS develops tobacco-free prescription network

CVS has pulled tobacco from its stores and will make customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.

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Apps bring playtime back to real world

Parents eager to get children away from video screens can turn to apps to get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world.

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Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks

Microsoft is launching a smartwatch that will track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

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Facebook launches ‘Safety Check’

The world's largest online community will let users update family and friends about their status after bad situations.

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Michigan funeral home offers ‘drive-thru’ option

Mourners can pay their last respects on the go.

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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.