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Study: Restaurants aren’t much healthier than fast food

Home cooking is still the best way to control the calories, fat, sugar and other nutrients that families consume, a new U.S. study suggests.

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As tech firms track your location, advertisers zero in for the sale

Mapping technology advancements from Google Inc and Facebook Inc that provide more precise user location data than ever before are starting to dent advertisers' longtime skepticism about boosting mobile ad spending.

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Attention shoppers: Let the ‘Prime Day’ battle begin

Walmart and Amazon are in an epic online shopping battle that promises bargains bigger than Black Friday.

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What to do when your Amazon Prime deliveries are late

Guaranteed two-day delivery is a big promise, and one that is sometimes delivered late. Here's some useful information to have on hand for tomorrow's Prime Day sale.

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Walmart taking on Amazon in epic ‘Prime Day’ battle

The world's largest retailer is launching one-day-only "atomic" deals, going head-to-head with Amazon's 20th anniversary bargain blowout.

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Windows 10 is coming this month

The upgraded operating system will allow users to switch seamlessly between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.

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Talkin’ Appalachian

Scholars around Appalachia are seeking to change outdated ideas about speech and identity in the mountainous region.

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McDonald’s: The ‘Minions’ aren’t dropping F-bombs

The burger chain denies that Happy Meals are being served with a side of swear words.

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Survey: Many consumers worry about safety of financial info

While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are actually pretty lax.

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We can’t put our phones down

More than half of smartphone owners check their devices a few times an hour or more, and most Americans have their smartphones with them all day and many all night.

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Police, lawmakers decry cellphone case shaped like handgun

Officials say a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun could be mistaken for the real thing.

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Forget craft beer, drink some craft sake

A new trend is brewing, and it isn't beer.

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Fitness apps show workout habits, most active states

Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population.

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Amazon’s massive ‘Prime Day’ promises more deals than Black Friday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.

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Activated charcoal is the latest health trend but does it work?

More companies are using activated charcoal as an ingredient in health and beauty products in the belief that it removes toxins from the body.

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‘Minecraft’ celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

Some of today's biggest celebrities aren't rock stars or sports heroes - they're gamers.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

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Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

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Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer

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The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

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After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Rogue Nation’ dominates weekend box office

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It's the third largest movie opening for Cruise, following the $64.9 million launch for 2004's "War of the Worlds" and $57.8 million for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2."