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School lunches may be better than those packed at home

A new study shows that lunches packed at home tended to have more calories and fat.

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Facebook again tries to simplify privacy policy

The social media giant is again trying to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

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Curry crusts, crazy flavors coming to Pizza Hut

The atypical flavors and new ingredients are part of a menu overhaul set to hit stores Nov. 19.

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How to make cars safer? Remove the driver

Auto designers are trying to use sensors, radar, cameras, and lasers to prevent collisions.

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New apps meet the need for more privacy

Consumers concerned about over-sharing on social networks are turning to apps aimed at protecting their privacy.

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McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toys

The fast-food chain says more than 2 million whistles are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

Food costs eating into consumers’ saving at the pump

Higher food costs are eating into or eclipsing savings from gasoline, and increased holiday spending could be a much smaller bump after food inflation is taken into account.

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Toy Hall of Fame salutes Rubik’s Cube, bubbles

Little green army men prevailed in their two-year battle for a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

The company is also deploying 100 satellite terminals to boost Internet services in affected areas in West Africa.

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A blind spot for Google Glass wearers?

The characteristic hardware of the high-tech frames could partially obstruct peripheral vision.

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We’re ‘adding to cart’ instead of ‘heading to mall’

It's expected to be another record-breaking year for online shopping.

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Survey: Holiday shoppers boost spending plans

Holiday shoppers expect to spend quite a bit more than they did a year ago.

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Holiday shoppers, start your engines

The holiday shopping season is here and retailers aren't wasting any time.

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Walmart ups ante on holiday shopping

Starting Saturday, Walmart will do whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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App turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer

Alcohoot turns your smartphone into a portable, personal breathalyzer.

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Dallas man’s ‘Ebola’ house draws criticism in virus-hit city

The house has been transformed with blue plastic barrels, bio-hazard stickers, yellow caution tape and the word "QUARANTINE."

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Verizon promises no Internet ‘fast lanes’

Verizon says it's not planning to strike any "fast lane" deals to help some websites load faster than others.

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Use your smartphone to ‘think outside the bun’

Taco Bell debuted a mobile app that allows customers to order, customize their food, and pay from their phones.

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Haunted houses for adults in high demand

With Hollywood-grade stagecraft and professional actors, haunted houses are in increasingly popular with grownups.

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Spending to remain consistent among holiday shoppers in New York; three-fourths of New Yorkers plan to give to charity

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U.S. judges overturned measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.