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U.S. Gas Prices Fall 12 Cents Per Gallon, Survey Shows

A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72.

12/07/2014

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‘Hunger Games’ Tops Slow Weekend At The Box Office

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ claimed the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $21.6 million.

12/07/2014

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City Attorney Sues To Shut Down Pot Delivery Smartphone App

More than 400 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city have been closed, and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says he is now taking aim against the creator of a pot delivery app.

12/02/2014

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NTSB Points To Battery Defect In Boeing 787 Fire

A short circuit likely due to a manufacturing defect in a Boeing 787 airliner battery caused a fire last year that grounded the planes for more than three months, federal accident investigators said Monday.

12/01/2014

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Feds Warn Shoppers: Knockoffs Harder To Detect In Digital Age

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, federal officials Friday warned consumers that detecting counterfeit goods is getting tougher as more products are sold online.

11/28/2014

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Only On 2: Inspectors Struggle To Keep Up With Imported Food Products

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is partnered with the FDA to anticipate potential threats to an issue of national security: the food supply.

11/26/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: TSA Selects Passengers Not Enrolled In Pre-Check For Expedited Screening

TSA’s decision to allow passengers to go through the pre-check screening line designed for those with approved security clearance, some say, is compromising safety.

11/25/2014

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Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Stays Steady At 8 Percent

Unemployment in Los Angeles County held steady at 8 percent in October, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

11/21/2014

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Consumers To Pay $3.3B Over 10 Years For San Onofre’s Premature Closure

Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

11/20/2014

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Environmentally-Friendly Cars Dominate At 2014 LA Auto Show

Among the nearly 1,000 cars on display at the 2014 LA Auto Show, a growing number of the most buzzed-about debuts are plug-in hybrids.

11/19/2014

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UCLA, UCI Students Protest Proposed Tuition Hikes

University of California students rallied Tuesday to protest proposed tuition hikes in Westwood and Irvine.

11/18/2014

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New Site Takes The ‘Boutique’ Price Out Of Booking Boutique Hotels

Checking out of town this holiday? Stayful.com is based in Southern California and helps travelers looking for an unforgettable experience find boutique hotels for as much as 30 percent off the online rate.

11/16/2014

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Behind The Times?! Why America’s New Obsession With The Rear Is Everywhere

Everywhere you look, it seems some star is showing off their assets.

11/13/2014

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Postal Service Employees’ Personal Information Exposed In Cyber Attack

Officials from the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Monday a cyber attack that may have compromised the personal information of its employees and customers.

11/10/2014

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These Jeans Will Make Your Bottom Your Top Asset

Brands are creating jeans that sculpt, shape and lift, even if customers don’t have much junk in the trunk.

11/09/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

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