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Halliburton buys Baker Hughes in mega deal

As recently as Friday, merger talks between Halliburton and Baker Hughes weren't going well. But now, we have a deal. Halliburton said Monday it will spend $34.6 billion to acquire Baker Hughes.

GM recall victims get another month to seek money

Potential victims of the massive General Motors recall over faulty ignition switches will have an extra month to file claims seeking compensation.

Doctor's death marks second U.S. Ebola fatality

A doctor who spent time treating Ebola patients in West Africa died from the virus Monday. The death of Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, marks the second time Ebola has claimed a victim in the United States.

You'll likely need that winter coat for a while, unless you're in SoCal

Got that winter coat out? Keep it out, because icy cold is here to stay for about a week. That freeze blast last week -- it got refueled with another round of arctic air.

U.S. planes spy on American phones

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Federal law enforcement agents reportedly fly small planes loaded with gear to spy on Americans' cell phone calls.

TV personality Anthony Bourdain explores Jamaican seafood dishes

(CNN) -- Sun, sand and sea is a delicious recipe by its very nature.

Rape allegations haunts Bill Cosby once again

(CNN) -- Nasty allegations have been haunting one of America's most iconic comedians with a reputation for moral wholesomeness.

Employees are paying more out of pocket for health insurance

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If it feels like you're paying more for health care, it's because you are.

Maryland school district removes religious holidays from school calendars

(CNN) -- Starting next year, the names of religious holidays like Christmas and Yom Kippur will no longer appear on the school calendar in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Jane Lynch, Hilary Swank to co-host "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All Star Dog Spectacular"

Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (GLEE) is set to co-host FOX’S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR (previously titled THE GREAT AMERICAN DOG-A-THON), alongside executive producer and co-host Hilary Swank, on Thanksgiving night, Thurs