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Make sure that invoice is real before You pay, BBB Advises Video included

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The invoice you just received looks official but there’s a possibility that it has been sent by a scammer trying to get some of your hard-earned money. 

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Amazon tells senator it's considered face-scanning doorbells

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Amazon says it has contemplated adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras

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Hidden Valley releasing ranch-filled Christmas stocking

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The food-safe plastic packaging is filled with 52 fluid ounces of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing.

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Jeopardy! top winners to compete in prime-time special

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This January, “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” will feature three of the game’s top winners.

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Quest cat food recalled over salmonella risks

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The Utah-based company Go Raw is recalling its Quest brand two-pound frozen bags of beef cat food.

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Fire danger causes Nissan to recall over 450,000 vehicles

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Nissan is recalling over 450,000 vehicles worldwide because a brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire.

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FDA issues warning to Dollar Tree about OTC drugs

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to Dollar Tree warning the store about over-the-counter (OTC) drugs it has received from foreign manufacturers that have violated federal laws.

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Ford recalls F-150s; loose cable can cause stalling or fires

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Ford is recalling over 168,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to fix an electrical problem that could cause engine stalling or fires

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Earn $1,000 watching Hallmark Christmas movies

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CenturyLink says you must be 18 years or older, live in the U.S., and be willing to document your movie marathon on social media. 

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Twinkies for breakfast? New cereal hits stores in December

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Hostess Brands is teaming up with Post Cereal to create a new Twinkies-flavored cereal.

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Hardee's testing “Thanksgiving in a Box” meal

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Hardee’s is pitching it as a tasty, stress-free alternative to traditional holiday favorites.

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Disney Plus gets 10 million subscribers in first day

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Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations.

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Hyatt to remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms

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The Chicago-based company says the transition will be complete by June 2021.

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CMA Awards air Wednesday

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The 53rd annual Country Music Awards will broadcast live Wednesday from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

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Some analysts thought it would take Disney a year to reach 10 million subscribers.

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BBB TIPS: Seasonal Jobs Video included

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With retailers and shippers planning to hire hundreds of thousands of seasonal employees this holiday season, Better Business Bureau advises job seekers to polish up their resumes, research potential employers and apply right away but to be smart about their job search. 

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Dean Foods seeks bankruptcy protection, sale

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Dean Foods is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and may sell the company off to the Dairy Farmers of America.

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25,000 pounds of pizza toppings recalled for possible listeria contamination

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The ready-to-eat meats include sliced pepperoni, chopped pepperoni, and sausage. 

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BBB Tips: Protect seniors from common scams Video included

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If you were to search “crime of the 21st century,” what do you think the results would be? Did senior financial scams cross your mind? Unfortunately, these scams have become so prevalent, they have earned this title. 

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Oreo unveils two new cookies for 2020

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Two new flavors of Oreo Cookies will arrive with the New Year: Chocolate Marshmallow and Caramel Coconut

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Smoked salmon recalled due to botulism threat

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The potentially tainted products were sold from March 6, 2019 through September 17, 2019 in vacuum-sealed packages. 

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Teen's innovation eliminates car blindspots

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Teen wins $25,000 for inventing a solution to eliminate blind spots for cars

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Bud Light to release hard seltzer in 2020

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Bud Light is releasing hard seltzer next year.

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Brick and Mortar: AES Solar Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- In this edition of Brick and Mortar the AM News team took a trip to AES Solar to learn more about renewable energy sources. 

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Brick and Mortar: Deep South in McLeansboro Video included

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MCLEANSBORO -- (WSIL) A Marine veteran is cooking up something southern at his restaurant in Hamilton County.

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New law helps new mothers afford donor milk for their babies Video included

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- A new piece of legislation provides help to mothers who cannot produce milk for their babies.

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Brick & Mortar Monday: New Marion fitness gym helps kids tackle bullying

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MARION (WSIL) -- A new gym in Marion has opened its doors to help people get in shape and kids deal with the effects of bullying.

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