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Wal-Mart: Food stamp cuts to hit profits

Wal-Mart Stores warned Friday that cuts to the nation's food stamps program late last year will hurt its bottom line.

From book to big screen: Your guide to film adaptations 2014

Many beloved books, new and old, are being transformed in movies this year. Tales from Lois Lowry's classic young adult tale "The Giver" to the popular dystopic novel "Divergent" are making feature film debuts.

5 ways Facebook changed us, for better and worse

Ten years and 1.2 billion users into its existence, there's no question that Facebook has changed our lives.

Your kindergartner‎'s weight matters

The baby fat lingering around your 5-year-old's face (and tummy and thighs) may be an indicator of his or her weight for many years to come, a new study suggests.

Burger King tests Chicken and Waffle sandwich

Burger King is testing a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich -- a slab of chicken nestled between two bun-like waffles.

FAA orders inspections of Boeing 767s

 The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering inspections of the Boeing 767, one of the aircraft maker's most popular commercial jets, to check for problems that it says could cause loss of control of the planes.

TSA loosens rules on international alcohol

Want to buy that bottle of Johnnie Walker Explorers Club at an airport duty-free shop abroad before your return to the United States?

Home prices show signs of topping out

 Home prices are showing signs of topping out: The S&P/Case-Shiller index posted its first month-over-month decline in 10 months on Tuesday.

Tarantino files suit against gossip site

 Director Quentin Tarantino won't be taking his latest script to the silver screen. But he is seeking to take the people who leaked it to court.

Norovirus: The most common stomach bug

Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess docked early Friday in Houston, ending passengers' vacations a day early amid an outbreak of norovirus.