SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Amazon Extends Holiday Shipping Deadline

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free shipping deadline by one day to December 19. Orders over $35 are eligible for free shipping.

12/16/2014

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Postal Service Braces For Busiest Mailing Day

The U.S. Postal Service said that Monday will mark its busiest mailing day of the year, with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed.

12/15/2014

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Deadline Arrives For January Health Coverage

Individuals looking to purchase health insurance that is effective beginning on January 1 under the Affordable Care Act only have through Monday to make it happen.

12/15/2014

Chrysler is recalling minivans for air bag defect. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.

12/12/2014

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Dallas Gas Station’s Price At $1.99 Per Gallon

Think of it as an early Christmas gift. Drivers can now fill up their gas tanks for less than $2.00 per gallon at Fuel City in Dallas. But, you will have to act fast to get in on this deal.

12/12/2014

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Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns For States

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues.

12/11/2014

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42.9 Million Americans Have Unpaid Medical Bills

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

12/11/2014

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Why Areas With Good Jobs Have Hard-To-Afford Homes

Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

12/09/2014

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E-Cigarettes Take Off As Regulation Looms

Technology could make creating e-cigarette standards more difficult in the future. The FDA hopes to require e-cigarette makers to apply for approval for their products.

12/08/2014

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Bebe Stores Hit By Data Breach

Bebe stores says it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores.

12/05/2014

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Internet Sales Leave Some Small North Texas Businesses Struggling

Nearly a week after black Friday sales started, some retailers in Collin County are still seeing red — in terms of revenue. But struggling small businesses are hoping to turn that red into green.

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Not all designer bags are made of leather. For example, Louis Vuitton is coated canvas with leather trim. If the trim is supposed to be leather, it should feel dry — not oily, slippery or sticky. The hardware should be heavy — not hollow. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DPD Receives $400K Grant; Cracks Down On Counterfeiters

The Dallas Police Department is joining an international effort to crack down on counterfeiters and the crimes they’re connected to.

12/04/2014

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Organic Foods: Worth The Cost?

Organic foods will typically cost you more at the supermarket, but are seen as a healthier option. Get the facts on organic foods. Are they worth the added cost?

The nation's second-largest pistachio processor issued a nationwide recall of pistachios in March 2009 after Kraft Foods told U.S. regulators of its link to tainted trail mix. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Scary Food: 10 Nasty Recalls

Think before you eat. More specifically, think about not eating these foods, all of which have been through a scary recall and could send you to the emergency room.

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Top 10 Consumer Complaints

From harassing phone calls to lemon cars, consumers have a lot of complaints. A recent survey data looked at the top 10 consumer complaints.

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The Coolest Apple Stores

Apple is known for its hip style in electronics, and that same trend carries over into its retail stores. Look at some of the coolest Apple Stores around the world.

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