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Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Mar 3
Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Plus-Size Clothing Gets a Fashionable Makeover

Mar 3
The public profile of larger women got a major boost when 29-year-old Tess Holliday became the first plus-size model signed to a major agency. But even with this kind of exposure, the fashion industry is still playing catch-up.

Will Apple "Spring Forward" with Smart Watch

Mar 3
Apple announced it will release new details about its smart watch in an upcoming event dubbed "spring."

Viral Vids: Stunt Driver Pranks Her Online Dates

Mar 2
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.

US Automakers Improve in Annual Brand Rankings

By Tom Krisher | Mar 2
Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. U.S. automakers also placed three vehicles on the magazine's list of "top picks" for vehicles.

Consumer Reports' Top Vehicle Picks by Category

Feb 27
Consumer Reports released its annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles. The top picks in each of ten categories must score well in a road test and perform well in government and insurance industry crash tests.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

Nickelodeon Debuts Mobile Channel for the Pre-K Set

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 26
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. The ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. There's no immediate word on an Android version.

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