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A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

Apple sets stock market record

The company's stock closed above $700 billion for the first time.

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Study fuels fat fight

It's the latest chapter of a long-running debate about whether fat is the true culprit in the global obesity epidemic.

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Your car may not be so ‘smart’

A report says automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to protect against hackers.

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Powerball jackpot tops $450 million

The jackpot is one of the biggest in the lottery's history.

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Vermont gas station worker bequeaths millions to library, hospital

The 92-year-old had been quietly amassing an $8 million fortune.

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Coming soon to a Google search: tweets

Tweets will be visible in Google search results as soon as they are posted.

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Man’s marathon commute draws national attention

Thousands of strangers have donated money to a factory worker who walks more than 20 miles during his daily commute.

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Leaders back inoculations as safety debate rages

A measles outbreak has rekindled discussion on the right of parents to forgo vaccines.

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The way to your Valentine’s heart may go through Mom

Guys, if you want to get the girl, try bringing flowers — to her mother.

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Cost of having diabetes has doubled in two decades

The average diabetes patient now spends $2,790 more per year than they did in 1987.

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Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar, CDC says

Researchers say it could give kids an early preference for foods that to obesity and high blood pressure.

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Forget wings and queso, veggies are most popular big game food

While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.

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Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds

The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.

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Public health officials blast e-cigarettes

Critics say e-cigarettes are addictive, lead to nicotine poisoning among children, and threaten to unravel the reduction of tobacco use.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

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Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

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The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

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University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

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Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.