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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected

Many who ordered the new smartwatch were told that delivery could take a month or longer, but now Apple says some deliveries will start tomorrow.

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Home sales hit 18-month high

The fairly upbeat report from the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday implied the economy was regaining some momentum after hitting a speed bump at the start of the year.

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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Kraft giving Mac & Cheese a makeover

Starting in January, Kraft says its mac and cheese will be colored with paprika, annatto and turmeric.

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You can smoke in Willie Nelson style

The music legend is preparing to release Willie Weed.

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300 strangers attend girl’s birthday party after classmates say no

Every kid in Mackenzie Moretter's class turned down an invite to her 10th birthday party. What happened next is truly amazing.

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Google goes more mobile

The company is tweaking its formula for helping people find things — based on how they search.

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Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

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‘Model G’ closing the gap in hospital gown fashion

A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a hospital gown that aims to offer more style and fix a lack of rear coverage by other gowns.

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The $70,000 minimum wage

A Seattle company is giving its employees a big raise.

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Eat more bugs!

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

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Those shrinking airline seats might be bad for your health

More seats on a plane may make more money for the airline, but some are complaining about the cramped space.

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U.S. airlines aren’t making the grade

A new report suggests airlines are flying into a cloud bank when it comes to quality.

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Apple backlogged as shoppers get first look at watch

Customers preordering Apple's smartwatch will have to wait at least a month for delivery.

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Saving soap is saving lives

A non-profit group is on a mission to save lives, one bar of recycled hotel soap at a time.

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Apple Watch sleek, stylish but not for everyone

The new smartwatch - slated for release later this month - is a "beautiful" piece of tech with shortcomings that may limit its appeal.

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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers?

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Toilets on wheels help keep neighborhood clean

Mobile, solar-powered toilets are helping to keep the streets of one San Francisco neighborhood sanitary.

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Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

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"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

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The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.