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  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
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    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
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  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>

(CNN) - The recent rise in gas prices isn't stopping Americans from trying to get out of town on the last major travel holiday of the summer.

A Triple-A Labor Day travel survey shows 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the long weekend. Since last year's survey, the number of travelers is up 2.9 %, even though the average price of gasoline is up 14 cents since then.

The labor day survey looks at the travel period between Thursday, August 30th and Monday, September 3rd.

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(CBS) - You'll be wishing you had stock in Apple when you hear this.

Apple is the most valuable company ever. It's worth about $623 billion dollars, topping Microsoft's previous record 14 years ago.

Apple's stock has hit new highs recently as investors wait for the launch of the iPhone 5 and possibly a smaller, cheaper iPad.

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(CNN) - If you have your eye on Apple's new iPhone 5, don't wait until it comes out to unload your old one.

Those in the "trade in" industry say the value will drop as everyone else gets the same idea.

And that could happen within two weeks. If you trade your phone in now, you'll get more for it.

Most trade-in services will guarantee a price for 3 weeks to a month.

Apple hasn't set a release date for the iPhone 5.

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