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How about a $6K tiger’s head under the tree?

Holiday shoppers with stacks of cash can buy lavish gifts from the annual Christmas Book by Neiman Marcus.

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Starbucks: More than 1K enrolled in tuition program

More than 1,000 baristas have enrolled at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay tuition.

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‘Hairgate’ is the latest iPhone uproar

First there was #Bendgate ... now brace yourself for #Hairgate.

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Love coffee? It’s in your genes

New research shows that your DNA may be linked to your love of java.

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Take a break from smartphones with new apps

Smartphone users feeling overwhelmed can turn to new apps to help them take a break and concentrate on other things.

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Redbox axes instant video service

The service, which combined Redbox DVD rentals with a streaming video, was launched in 2013 to compete against Netflix.

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You really can get everything at Walmart

The big-box retailer is taking its one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

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Facebook plots first steps into health care

Facebook already knows who your friends are and what grabs your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

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Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases

Facebook says it will stop requiring users to go by their real names.

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Walking is the ‘superfood’ of fitness

It may not be the trendiest workout, but experts says walking is a fitness super star.

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Obesity research takes high-tech twist

Researchers are turning to high-tech tools, like the Fitbit, to find new ways to combat growing waistlines.

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Cyber experts warn of ‘Bash’ bug

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw that cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers.

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Marvel Comics get academic treatment at Baltimore college

The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it.

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

The new iPhone 6 is quite flexible

"Bendgate" might be particularly troubling for those who wear skinny jeans.

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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

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Starbucks testing beer-flavored lattes

Dark beer lovers take note. Starbucks' "dark barrel latte" could be coming to a coffee shop near you.

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Home rum? Online booze delivery service is booming

Less than 10 days after launching, an online beer run and convenience store service says business is so good, it is already considering expansion.

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Detecting jaundice in babies? There could be an app for that

A new smartphone application still in development may someday help parents and health care providers screen for jaundice in newborns.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

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Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change