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No Joke! Kohler Introduces an Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

David Wallace/Kohler Co. via APKohler is introducing a battery-operated deodorizing toilet seat that includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and then a scent pack. By M.L. JOHNSON MILWAUKEE -- Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. Show More Summary

These Big Retailers Have More to Prove for Holiday Shopping

John Konstantaras/AP Images/Kmart The gradually improving economy finds the market holding out for healthy improvement this season. However, some retailers have a lot more on the line than others. Let's go over a few. Target (TGT) The biggest turkey among discount department store operators last holiday season was Target. Show More Summary

Pediatrician Sounds Alert on Wearable Baby Monitors Unregulated and expensive wearable devices -- designed to send alerts if a baby stops breathing or his or her heart stops beating -- have only an "illusory" benefit, a British pediatrician says. In a Nov. 18 article...Show More Summary

Who's Open and Who's Closed on Thanksgiving?

gpointstudio/Shutterstock Thanksgiving Day shopping -- also known as "Black Friday creep" -- has drawn dominant merchants like Walmart (WMT) and strugglers like RadioShack (RSH). But many companies are refusing to participate -- with some turning the decision into a marketing boon. Show More Summary

These 7 Favorite Tax Breaks Are on the Chopping Block

Other Despite their well-known tendencies to procrastinate, American taxpayers always like to have at least some sense of what they're likely to owe on their tax returns. Unfortunately, the government doesn't always provide those answers...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Indexes Set Records on Central Bank Action

Getty Images By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its eurozone peer announced asset...Show More Summary

The Trickle of TV Streaming Services Will Become a Deluge

Alamy The stream is about to turn into a gush. Streaming video-on-demand purveyors like Netflix (NFLX), Hulu and (AMZN) are set to open their wallets a lot wider for content. And where will that cash flow? For the most part,...Show More Summary

3 Things That Could Save Best Buy This Holiday Season

J Pat Carter/AP The market ate up Best Buy's (BBY) quarterly report on Thursday, sending the shares 7 percent higher on the day. However, even with Thursday's pop, the stock is still trading lower than it was when the year began. Sure, it's also important to remember that the stock nearly quadrupled in 2013. Show More Summary

Danger Lurks When Products Recalls Are Ignored, Forgotten

www.cspc.govThe Nap Nanny has been connected to at least six deaths by government investigators. Whether the product can start fires, lops off the fingers of babies or even has caused deaths, chances are you're not going to do anything about it. Show More Summary

Walmart Changes Price-Match Policy Again After PS4 Fraud

Sue Ogrocki/AP In the wake of a PlayStation 4 pricing scam, Walmart has again changed its online price matching policy. Walmart (WMT) updated its price-match policy on Nov. 13 to codify what some store managers already were doing -- price matching from select sites including (AMZN). Show More Summary

House GOP Sues Administration Over Obama Health Care Law

J. Scott Applewhite/APHouse Speaker John Boehner of Ohio By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON -- House Republicans sued the Obama administration Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped...Show More Summary

5 Tricks Department Stores Use to Get You to Spend More

The Orange County Register/ZUMA Press/Alamy By Maryalene LaPonsie We all know retailers use marketing tricks to get us to buy more. Everything from the music on the intercom to the scents in the air have been carefully orchestrated to...Show More Summary

Week's Winners, Losers: Burger IPO's Hot, Not GameStop There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a critically acclaimed burger chain smoking in its initial public offering and the leading video game retailer seeing store-level sales shrink. Here's a rundown...Show More Summary

Send Your DNA to the Moon With Crowdfunded Mission

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Toyota Recalls Over 420,000 Lexus Cars to Fix Fuel Leaks

Gene J. Puskar/AP DETROIT -- Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Toyota (TM) says the cars' fuel lines have nickel phosphate plating to protect against corrosion. Show More Summary

9 Ways to Deal With Debt in Retirement

Getty Images By Morgan Quinn What do you want to do when you retire? I'm guessing paying down debt isn't on your short list. Unfortunately, for many Americans it is. Mortgages, credit card debt, student loans and supporting elderly parents are affecting the retirement plans of many baby boomers. Show More Summary

E-Gift Cards Gain Popularity, Especially for Millennials

Geography Photos/UIG/Getty Images By Ellen Chang Electronic gift cards are surging in popularity, especially among millennials as the options to personalize have increased. Since 2010, 59 percent of gift cards are now available electronically, up 18 percentage points from four years ago, according to a new report. Show More Summary

For Older Investors, Gold Doesn't Seem to be Aging That Well

jupiterimages By Chris Fichera Investors hold gold for any number of reasons: inflation hedge, portfolio diversifier, risk reducer. Some do for fear of a collapse of our global financial system. Whatever the reason, few gold bugs likely feel good about the yellow metal's slide to a nearly 4½ -year low at around $1,150 an ounce. Show More Summary

Hand Soap Could Cause Liver Cancer, New Study Says

Svanblar/Shutterstock A common antimicrobial agent called triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through mechanisms also relevant to humans, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine...Show More Summary

Amazon's Plan to Take Over Your Holiday Wish List This is shaping up to be an interesting shopping season for (AMZN). Analysts are holding out for another quarter of resilient growth. Wall Street pros see the leading online retailer's sales topping $29.8 billion,...Show More Summary

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