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10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:00pm
That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.






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Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:43pm
Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 “safe rides fee” to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.






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Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:55pm
Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.






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When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:50am
People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.






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Airbag Maker Is Latest Named in GM Recall Suit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:35am
Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems U.S., the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.






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Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:19am
Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday.






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Phone Thefts Soar as Kill-Switch Debate Heats Up

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:17am
Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymore—unless the victim was seriously hurt or killed during the robbery.But the crime spree has not gone away. It seems to have gotten worse.About 3.






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State Secret Revealed: Toxins Taint One-Fifth of China Farmland

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:46am

The report adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China's farm produce.








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Car Makers Get Muscle-bound at the New York Auto Show

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:30am
An all-new Mustang is waiting to greet visitors at the New York International Auto Show opening this week, marking the 50th anniversary of the auto's original introduction at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.






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False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'All Right'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:28am
JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.






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Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:28am
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.






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False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'Alright'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:57am
JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.






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Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:04pm
In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.






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Bar Owners Worry Over Lime Shortage

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:47pm

Your next mojito or margarita may come without the "Green Gold.” KPNX’s Frank Morales explains how bars and restaurants are handling the soaring cost of limes and what that may mean for you.








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Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:16pm
Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.






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'Strong Summer': Travelers Looking for Bigger, Longer Vacations

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:44pm
Consumers may be spending less at the malls, but it may be to save up for summer vacation, according to preliminary information on early trip planners."It looks like it's going to be a strong summer," Sarah Gavin, a travel expert with online booking company Expedia, told CNBC on Thursday.






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Stocks Close Mixed on Day Before Long Holiday Weekend

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:27pm
Stocks ended mixed on Thursday in light trading before a long holiday weekend, with the S&P 500 extending gains into a fourth session, as General Electric and Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results that topped expectations.






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'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:56pm
Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at auction to cut its public debt.






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How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:09pm

Here’s a reason to embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job.








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Meet the Wal-Mart of Money Transfer Services

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:38pm
Wal-Mart Stores said Thursday it will partner with Ria Money Transfer to launch Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service, a program that will allow customers to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 of its stores.Through the service, customers can transfer as much as $50 for $4.






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