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

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

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    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 >>
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  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

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    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

(CBS/CNN) - BMW is the first luxury automaker to enter the electric car market.  The German company is using carbon-fiber materials to keep the car's weight down and improve driving performance.  The new i3 electric compact goes from zero to 60 in about seven seconds and has range of up to 100 miles.  The BMW electric car rolls into U.S. showrooms next year starting at about $46,000 dollars.

Hundreds of fast food workers across the country walked off the job Monday.  The one-day protest was held in major cities like New York and St. Louis.  The protestors are demanding the right to unionize and calling for a raise in the minimum wage from 7 dollars an hour to 15.  
Opponents say giving-into their demands would kill jobs.  
 
Your weight could determine your higher education choices.  A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school.  The survey found that heavier grad school candidates who were asked to do a face-to face interview had lower admission rates than thinner applicants and overweight applicants who didn't have to do in-person interviews.  
 
An Oregon woman sues Equifax over credit score errors and wins!  Julie Miller was awarded $18.6 million dollars.  Her lawsuit says she contacted Equifax eight times about the mistakes.  
The judgment is the largest awarded to a consumer against one of the major credit bureaus.  

 

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