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  • A warning has been issued about possible rip-offs in the Illinois electricity market.
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  • Consumer Reports determined what nail polishes last longest in its latest report. Chanel, the most expensive, chipped quickly, while Sinful Colors lasted more than seven days.
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  • Hydrox cookies, first made in 1908, returns to shelves late this summer after being discontinued in 2002.
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  • New car to find spot, park it in garage
  • There is now a car in the works that will find a spot for your car in a parking garage and pull into the space without you behind the wheel.
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  • Online dating scams are targeting thousands of women.
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  • The company that makes barefoot-style shoes is shelling out millions because of unproven claims.
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  • In this file photo, a General Motors Co. logo is shown during a news conference in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
  • General Motors and Ford have both announced recalls on certian models.
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  • Southwest Airlines will now allow customers on many flights to skip the printing process and show their boarding passes on their mobile devices.
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  • Callers claim to be utility representatives and ask for payment over the phone, say police.
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  • The ComEd logo is seen this file image.
  • ComEd is raising its monthy rates for customers due to increased transmission costs.
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  • The next generation of Apple earbuds may do more than help you listen to music.
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  • Taco Bell has revealed the meat on their menu is 88 percent beef.
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  • Walmart
  • Wal-Mart is getting into the auto insurance business.
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  • Chipotle's coming price hikes could hit steak lovers particularly hard.
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  • Microsoft store inside the Prudential Center mall
  • The U.S. Government is urging people to stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer until a security hole is fixed.
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  • Taco Bell is expanding its menu one item which is called "The Mexican Car Bomb".
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  • The cost of Arabica coffee beans has doubled since late last year due to a severe drought in Brazil.
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  • Exterior view of LinkedIn headquarters is seen in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
  • LinkedIn says it has surpassed 300 million members.
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  • Walmart
  • Walmart is letting customers make store-to-store money transfers within the United States at cut-rate fees.
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  • Dominos Pizza delivery vehicle
  • Dominos has a new menu item for customers who are not hungry for pizza.
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  • The non-profit organization which represents the wireless industry announces a "voluntary" commitment from most smartphone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung.
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  • There's a new warning about unsolicited emails that look like they are from the U.S. Postal Service.
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  • Google Glass.
  • A certain number of Google Glasses are being sold to the public in a one-day event to expand its Google Glass Explorer program.
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  • Easter lilies symbolize the upcoming holiday and spring for many people, but they should be kept out of reach of cats.
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  • Tax Day Freebies and Deals
  • Let's face it. Tax Day can be a little... taxing. Cheer up with these deals and freebies!
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  • A tax form is seen in this undated file photo.
  • There are just a few days left until your taxes are due and with just a limited amount of time, ABC7 Eyewitness News has some tips to help you avoid those last minute mistakes which can delay your tax refund.
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  • BMW is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles because of a problem that could cause them to stall.
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  • Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards
  • Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International, an independent market research firm, have announced the winners of their Sixth Annual Best New Product Awards.
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  • Daily Herald: Suicide Prevention
  • Bullied as a kid growing up in West Dundee, Brandon Rohlwing thought about suicide.
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  • 'Google Naps,' a parody website of the popular Google Maps website, shows you the best spots to take a snooze.
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  • Tyson is recalling over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food.
  • Tyson is recalling over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food.
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  • Electric heater recall by Dyson
  • About 381,000 electric heaters sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled by Dyson afer 82 reports of short-circuiting and overheating worldwide.
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  • Cartoon characters may be beckoning your children to take them home- with their eyes.
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  • Banks are being warned that hackers are changing controls on bank cash machines and making huge withdrawals from peoples bank accounts.
  • Banks are being warned that hackers are changing controls on bank cash machines and making huge withdrawals from people's bank accounts.
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  • Verizon cuts prices for wireless customers who use lots of data.
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  • A warning has been issued if you are considering deals being offered by some natural gas suppliers.
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  • McDonalds coffee
  • A breakfast war has broken out between Taco Bell and McDonalds. The south-of-the-border folks have launched a hilarious but cutthroat salvo at the golden arches. And McDonalds is now firing back.
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  • There's a new warning from the IRS about an email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS taxpayer advocate service and include a bogus case number.
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  • Facebook says it now has more than one billion users who now access the social network through mobile devices.
  • Facebook says it now has more than one billion users who now access the social network through mobile devices.
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  • Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.
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  • Taco Bell's CEO said it "no longer makes sense" to spend resources for kid's meals and that the change will have an "insignificant" impact on sales.
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  • Burger King French Fry burger
  • Burger King says its adding lower-fat, lower-calorie "Satisfries" to Kid's Meals.
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  • Amazon customers who purchased an e-book through amazon.com between April 2010 and May 2012 may receive a partial credit.
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  • The discount airline will offer daily service between Midway Airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C.
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