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2014: year of the recalls

It was by far the worst year for vehicle recalls. Ever. Nearly 64 million vehicles were recalled in 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.

Nissan makes glow-in-the-dark car

  NEW YORK (CNNMONEY) — Bet you didn't see this coming. Well, actually, you couldn't miss it, especially at night.

Recreational pot brings $53 million in tax revenue to Colorado

NEW YORK (CNNMONEY) — It's been a year since Colorado became the first state in the nation to allow people to sell and buy pot legally in January 2014. And the state took in $53 million in tax revenue as a result.

Apple adds crucial security update for iMessage and FaceTime

Apple has finally expanded an extra security feature to guard iMessages and FaceTime video chats.

Facebook now lets you post when you're dead

You can now assign a friend or family member to take over your Facebook profile when you die.

More snow, Boston? Oh, goody, goody. Not.

They dig and they dig and they dig. They uncover their cars, and sidewalks, and roads, and just when people are able to move around again easily...

Family dog travels 15 blocks, sneaks into hospital to see owner

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KCRG) — There's no denying the bond that can develop between people and their pets, and a miniature schnauzer in Iowa proved that nothing-- not even distance ---can break that bond.

Senate easily votes Ash Carter to be Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate easily confirmed Ashton Carter, a former number two at the Pentagon, to be the new Secretary of Defense. The vote was 93 to 5.

A third of Americans use alternative medicine

About a third of Americans seek help for their health in a place that is outside their doctor's office. That's according to two new studies from the National Institutes of Health.

Auto insurers accused of pushing cheap and sometimes dangerous repairs

Car repair shops say auto insurance companies are coercing them to use cheap parts and sometimes dangerous practices to fix vehicles involved in accidents.