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Apps for your road trip

Get your 'app' in gear and hit the road!

Planning for a road trip is so 20th century.

No maps, no travel books, you don't even need to pack! 

File photo - FICO changing the way medical debt is wieghted on credit scores

Got medical debt? Your credit score could go UP!

If you owe money to a doctor or a hospital, your credit score could soon get a shot in the arm.

The nation's top credit score provider, FICO, is re-thinking how medical debt affects your score.

A statue of a horse stands at the entrance to a P.F. Chang's restaurant on August 4, 2014 in Schaumburg, Illinois. P.F. Chang's China Bistro Ltd. said today that the company experienced a data breach involving customers' credit and debit card information which affected 33 restaurants in 16 states, including the Schaumburg, Illinois location.

33 P.F. Chang's restaurants hit by data breach

If you've recently eaten at P.F. Chang's China Bistro, you might need to double-check your bank statements.

Rick Federico, CEO of P.F. Chang's, announced Monday a hacker may have stolen data from credit and debit cards used at 33 restaurants. He said the security compromise has been contained and the restaurant chain has been processing card data securely since June 11, 2014.

'Food police' cracking down on bake sales?

'Food police' cracking down on bake sales?

School bake sales might look very different when classes start again this fall.

Thanks to a new federal law aimed at helping American kids get healthier, brownies and cupcakes could be replaced by fruit cups, granola bars or even non-food type items.

back to school shopping tax-free weekend states, August 1, 2014

Shop tax-free for back-to-school in 12 states

It’s back-to-school time, and this could be a big money saver for families stocking dorm rooms or sending kids to class equipped with computers and new clothes.  

The 12 states in yellow on the map above have no sales tax on back-to-school items this weekend.

File photo: Stores like Target and the Containter Store now offering college gift registries

Babies, brides inspire new back-to-school trend

You've probably bought gifts for friends and family who registered at stores ahead of their wedding, or the birth of a baby.

Now, stores like Target and The Container Store are offering students something similar by letting them register for things they'll need when they go off to college.

Bunch O Balloons is a Kickstarter project that claims to be able to fill 37 water balloons at once in 20 seconds

Win the water balloon arms race!

While enemy combatants are slowly building their stockpile one weapon at a time, you can quickly gain superiority in your next water balloon war with this dad's genius invention.

It's called 'Bunch O Balloons' and with it, you can fill 100 water bombs in less than a minute!

Jeep advising drivers of certian models to remove all extraneous items from their key rings.

Jeepers: Take everything off your key ring

Up to 792,000 older Jeeps around the world being recalled due to a potential issue with the ignition.

HLN’s Jennifer Westhoven explains the weight of your keys, or even the length of the doo-dads hanging off your key chain could exacerbate the problem. She recommends pairing that down to just your essential keys until you can get the fix.

Couple: Cable company rep was 'belligerent'

Couple: Cable company rep was 'belligerent'

A couple who tried to cancel their cable service says a Comcast customer service rep was "straight up belligerent," so they recorded part of the call.

Comcast says it's embarrassed and has apologized to the couple.

What is the best part of a cupcake?

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