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Home Depot Investigating Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. Read more »

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Netflix Unveils New Way to Share Recommendations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Read More »

Dollar General Raises Family Dollar Bid to $9.1B

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. Read More »

Kraft Cheese Recall

WSIL -- Kraft is giving consumers the option to return cheese slices that weren't stored properly. Read More »

Help With Winter Heating Bills

WSIL -- Illinois is working to help people in need stay warm this winter. Read More »

Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. Read More »

US Closes Probe Into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

DETROIT (AP) - An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. Read More »

Hewlett-Packard Recalls AC Power Cords

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. Read More »

Apple Offers iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

CNN -- Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement. Read More »

Illinois' Improving Jobs Picture

CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state's metro areas. Read More »

Illinois Twinkie Bakery to Close

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing. Read More »

Peanut and Almond Butter Recall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. Read More »

Target to Extend Store Hours

WSIL -- Target says it's extending store hours at some locations around the country to compete against other major retailers. Read More »

Illinois Attorney General Warns About IT Phone Scam

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois residents are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers who pose as representatives from Microsoft or other technology companies. Read More »

Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 Million Records Stolen

CNN -- Hackers have taken 4.5 million Social Security numbers from patients who attended any one of Community Health Systems' 206 hospitals this year. Read More »

Dollar General Enters Bidding for Family Dollar

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid. Read More »

Ford Recalls 83,250 Cars and SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked. Read More »

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