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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Light Cigarettes Are a Proven Way to Reduce Nicotine Intake

Good news this week if you’re a smoker who wants to look at quitting orĀ at least reducing the harm caused by cigarettes. This is especially true because the cost of smoking is so much more than simply the cost of … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Labor Day 2014?

Keeping track of which businesses and institutions are open and which aren’t throughout the various holidays of the year can be quite confusing. It’s most confusing when the holiday falls on a workday, such as Labor Day. As the holiday … Continue reading

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Beat Peak West Nile Virus Season with These 6 Natural Mosquito Repellants

With the West Nile virus now in peak season, and even hitting states in the northern parts of the US, you want to make sure to take precautions to try and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while you’re out and … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Flirts with 2000 Again with a Good Chance to Top It Next Week

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is once again flirting with the 2,000 point value, falling just 12 points short of achieving this highly anticipated milestone on Friday. While it wasn’t able to break the barrier last week, it … Continue reading

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FTC Approves Credit Karma & Fandango Settlement for Failing to Secure Data

It’s what has been expected. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the settlements with both Credit Karma and Fandango for their failure to take reasonable steps to secure their mobile apps. By not doing so, both companies made the sensitive … Continue reading

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ComScore Ranks the Top Ten Smartphone Apps, Half Are by Google

There is a smartphone app for practically everything, including a number to help you make money. If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular apps are, ComScore, an online technology company which measures the digital habits of consumers, has released … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on Saturday and Sunday?

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion on whether or not the United States Postal Service (USPS) post offices are open on Saturday. The post office did announce in February 2013 that they would stop delivering mail on … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Teams with Samsung to Create the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to release a new high-powered tablet optimized for readers. It’s called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook made by Samsung, and it’s currently available for just US $179 after an instant $20 rebate. The … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Continues to Soar Reaching Another All-Time High

Apple stock is on fire. Another day, and the company records another record high. After a long two year wait, the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high on Tuesday closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 … Continue reading

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Clark Howard Hates Timeshares

When deciding on a major purchase, many consumers look to expert opinions to help them decide whether or not a purchase is a good idea. As the star of The Clark Howard Show, Clark Howard is a consumer expert who … Continue reading

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Uber Begins On-Demand Delivery Service Test with Corner Store

Popular transport app Uber has become more than just a car service for a select group of customers in Washington D.C. For a short time the company is trialling a same day home delivery service called Corner Store, where its … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Closes at All Time High Breaking $100 a Share

Those who own Apple stock had something to celebrate today. It’s been a two year journey, but the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high, closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 split-adjusted price per share from … Continue reading

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Octopus Helps Engineers Develop Color-Changing Camouflage Fabric Technology

There is something special about Octopodes and cuttlefish which have an uncanny ability to camouflage themselves from danger. When under threat or in retreat, they disguise themselves by producing colors and patterns on their skin which match the surrounding background, … Continue reading

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Is the Credit Karma Free Credit Report a Scam?

Credit Karma recently made the announcement they would offer their users free credit reports on top of the free credit scores they already give. The question many people have when they hear about something like the free credit report is, … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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Microsoft Blue Screen of Death Caused by August Update

Microsoft, the maker of popular operating system Windows, has this week asked users to uninstall their latest update after complaints that it was causing computers to crash and give users what has become known as the Microsoft “blue screen of … Continue reading

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eBay in Talks to Facilitate Bitcoin Transactions for a Paypal Subsidiary

As more and more companies accept Bitcoin, the fact that these companies do accept the virtual currency gives it more credibility as a legitimate currency for transactions. The latest news reported by the Wall Street Journal is that eBay is … Continue reading

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$38 Million 1962 Ferrari GTO Breaks Highest Price Paid for a Car at Auction

It’s the type of vehicle that car enthusiasts drool over. A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (which was originally grey) with a history of crashes managed to sell for $38.115 million at the Monterey Car Week auction this week. That … Continue reading

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Ukraine Rattles Stocks but Dow Ends Week in Positive Territory for the Year

Last week was tough for US stocks with the Dow Jones industrial average falling enough to place it in negative territory for the year. This week looked better as it managed to get back into positive territory during the week, … Continue reading

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