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Airline group says Christmas travel will rise 5.2 percent

U.S. airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during the Christmas and New Year's break, to more than 2.5 million people a day.

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different.

Reminder: Don’t give lottery tickets as gifts to children

Lottery tickets make popular gifts and stocking stuffers during the holidays, but while playing is fun, lottery games are intended for adults and not for teens or children.
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Risk of Christmas tree fires often overlooked

For many of us, the holidays mean celebrations and quality time with loved ones, but all of the excitement and festivities can cause people to overlook some dangerous safety hazards that pose a special risk this time of year.

More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.
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Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests

A security breach inside Marriott's worldwide hotel empire has compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests, exposing in some cases credit card numbers, passport numbers and birthdates, the company said Friday.
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Alexa hooks up with Big Mouth Billy Bass

Big Mouth Billy Bass is programmed to respond to Alexa voice commands through a compatible Amazon Echo device.

Advance Auto Parts moving HQ from Virginia to North Carolina

Advance Auto Parts Inc. is moving its headquarters from the Virginia city that was its home for nearly 90 years to North Carolina's tech-heavy capital city, the company announced Wednesday.
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US economy grew at brisk 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter

The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated.

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