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Web Exclusive: Mistakes to avoid on job interviews

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(CNN/CBS) - If you're looking for a new job to start the new year, a recent survey of employers revealed some of the most common interview mistakes to avoid.  

Answering a phone call or a text can be a major turnoff to a potential employer.  Try to silence your device before you go in. Dressing inappropriately can also make or break an interview.  So can talking negatively about a current or former employer.  Experts say the best way to avoid these pitfalls is to prepare for the interview ahead of time by researching the company.

Toyota has once again dethroned general motors as the world's top-selling automaker.  The Japanese company sold 9.7 million vehicles worldwide last year, 500 thousand more than GM.

Apple's stock briefly dipped below 500 dollars for the first time in about a year on reports the company has curbed iPhone production because of weak demand.  Competitors like Samsung are making ground on its dominance of the smartphone sector.

A new study finds widespread, unsafe levels of mercury in people and fish.  The Biodiversity Research Institute found more than 82% of human hair samples from eight different countries exceeded typically safe levels of mercury by the EPA.  Generally, it found people and marine ecosystems across the world are contaminated with mercury and levels in people and fish regularly exceed safe levels.

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