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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Apple aftershocks are reverberating through the markets Wednesday. Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:
Dollar store fight gets nastier

Dollar store fight gets nastier

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The dollar store battle is getting nastier.
Ray Rice video: Critics call for NFL leader's firing over handling of attack

Ray Rice video: Critics call for NFL leader's firing over handling of attack

(CNN) -- As an uproar grows over a video showing star player Ray Rice's ferocious blow on his now-wife, calls for the firing of the NFL's leader are getting louder.
South Carolina father held in deaths of five children

South Carolina father held in deaths of five children

(CNN) -- Timothy Jones Jr. told neighbors in South Carolina last week that he was moving his children from their home near Lexington to another state.
Rebels sold Steven Sotloff's location to ISIS for thousands, family rep says

Rebels sold Steven Sotloff's location to ISIS for thousands, family rep says

(CNN) -- The family of slain American hostage Steven Sotloff believes ISIS paid as much as $50,000 to rebels who alerted the militant group that the journalist had entered Syria, a spokesman told CNN.
Taylor Swift changes her tune on '1989'

Taylor Swift changes her tune on '1989'

(CNN) -- In October, Taylor Swift's transition to pop music will be complete.
Superbooks: High-tech reading puts you inside the story

Superbooks: High-tech reading puts you inside the story

(CNN) -- Imagine you could tell Romeo that he doesn't need to take the poison to be with Juliet, warn Streetcar's Blanche Dubois not to rely on the kindness of strangers, or suggest that Jonathan Harker take his vacation somewhere other
Hands-on with the new Apple Watch

Hands-on with the new Apple Watch

(CNN) -- After Tuesday's unveiling of two new iPhones and a heavily anticipated smartwatch, Apple gave press and special guests (including models, fashion bloggers and Gwen Stefani) some supervised hands-on time with the gadgets.
Father to 17 children shot to death in Saint Roch

Father to 17 children shot to death in Saint Roch

A shooting in Saint Roch leaves 17-children without a father. Family members say Ronald Celestine was shot following an argument during a basketball game.
Apple and Exxon stocks cost around $100 each. Which is the better buy?

Apple and Exxon stocks cost around $100 each. Which is the better buy?

The stock price of Apple and Exxon Mobil are both just under $100.
Princeton once again tops list of best schools

Princeton once again tops list of best schools

Surprise, surprise: The Ivy League has the best schools in the country. Princeton University again takes the top spot, followed by Harvard University and Yale University, respectively.
FCC chief says no to mobile mergers

FCC chief says no to mobile mergers

The telecom industry's top cop has put U.S. wireless carriers on notice.
Fashionistas flock to Pluto.TV

Fashionistas flock to Pluto.TV

Pluto.TV has struck a chord with fashionistas.

Caught on camera: soldier surprise

Sergeant Katrina Arline loves being in the United States Army, but she doesn't love spending months away from her 5-year-old son, Billy.

Fishermen snag gator

A group of fishermen have quite the story to tell after catching a ten foot alligator off a pier in Venice, Florida, but Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are not happy about it.