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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:59am


Avoid the 'back-to-school' plague

It's referred to informally among teachers and parents as the "back-to-school" plague -- when the classroom at the start of a new school year is a hot zone for germs.

Scientists may have found way to stop cancer cell growth

Scientists from the University of Illinois believe they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, by using venom.

Today Justin Bieber expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges

Today (Wednesday) Justin Bieber is expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in connection to his arrest for drag racing. That's according to a source close to the case.

Want a new car? Buy now in August

According to True Car Research, August might be the best month to buy that new vehicle you've been wanting.

Good news for your credit score, FICO changing way it weighs medical debt and collections

If your medical bills are weighing down your credit score, you're in for a pleasant surprise. This fall, FICO, the nation's top credit score provider will make changes that put less of an emphasis on medical debt.

New poll: Many Americans pessimistic about economy

A new poll suggests many Americans have a grim outlook on the economy, despite a recent string of positive economic news. 71-percent of those surveyed in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll say the U.S.

President Obama to sign VA reform bill today, Thursday

The issue of health care for millions of veterans comes back to the forefront today (Thursday) in Washington DC.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill that would completely re-vamp the VA.

"Gluten-free" now has to really mean "gluten-free"

The deadline is up! According to the Food and Drug Administration, to use the gluten free label, products must now have an undetectable level of gluten and cannot have an ingredient containing wheat, rye, barley or any of their derivatives.

Walgreens is not moving to Europe

Walgreens is not moving to Europe. The drug store company had considered the move after acquiring European drug store chain "Alliance Boots."

British Airways stopping flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone

British Airways is temporarily stopping flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia until August 31, 2014 due to the "deteriorating public health situation" in both countries.

Make your vacation affordable, plan now

It may be too late to grab your dream travel this summer but if seeing the world is a priority, you can find ways to make that happen next year. Travel blogger, Erin Hurson says true travelers make that dream vacation a financial necessity.

New report ranks the most hackable cars on the road

With computers controling more and more of the cars we drive, hackers are apparently on the prowl. A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road.

Proctor and Gamble dumping 90 of its brands

Procter and Gamble is cleaning house. The nation's largest consumer product company plans to dump about 90 of its smaller, less popular brands.

New study: Parents of better-educated kids live longer

A new Pew Research study shows that parents whose kids graduate from college live an average of two years longer than those with children who don't.

House calls making a comeback, thanks to smartphones

What's old is new again, thanks to some new smartphone apps. House calls are making a comeback. In the 1930's house calls accounted for 40-percent of medical visits but that dropped to just one-percent by the 1980's.