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T-Mobile Paying Up to $90M for Unwanted Services

WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US will pay up to $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. Read more »

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FBI Conclusively Links North Korea to Sony Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. Read More »

IRS Head Says Budget Cuts Could Delay Tax Refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year. Read More »

Ford Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide

DETROIT (AP) - Ford says it's expanding a recall for faulty driver's side air bag inflators to the entire U.S. as demanded by the government. Read More »

Busiest Shipping Week of The Year

WSIL -- With millions of packages shipped this week, will every gift make it by Christmas? Read More »

Sony Cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 Release

NEW YORK (AP) - The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Read More »

Menus Will Sport New Calorie Labels for Alcohol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Restaurant drinkers who don't want to know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer will have a way out: Avoid the menu and order at the bar. Read More »

Holiday Shipping

CARBONDALE -- The countdown to Christmas is on and there's a lot of pressure at the post office to make sure things get to your house on time. Read More »

Survey Finds E-Cigarettes Surpass Regular Smoking for U.S. Teens

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's annual drug use survey finds that electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens. Read More »

Amazon Extends Christmas Shipping Deadlines

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19. Read More »

Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to 42

DETROIT (AP) - At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Read More »

Ameren Illinois Customers to See 17.4 Percent Increase

WSIL-- The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved new electric rates for Ameren Illinois. Read More »

McDonald's to Trim Menu, Examine Ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change perceptions that it serves junk food. Read More »

Holiday Fire Safety

WSIL -- This time of year, there can be a few extra dangers in your home that could cause a fire. Read More »

Holiday Shipping Accuracy and Efficiency

WSIL -- If you're shipping gifts across the country, we've tested all the major shippers. Read More »

Government: Gas to Average $2.60 Next Year

(AP) -- The Energy Department has again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. Read More »

Nissan Recalls 470K Vehicles for Fuel Leak Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks. Read More »

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