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California teacher under fire for 'Bible Cookies'

Reading, writing and .... Religion? A California high school teacher is under investigation for promoting religion in a public school after giving "bible cookies" to students.

Where the jobs are and who's being hired?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Nearly 3 million jobs. That's how many positions employers added last year in the nation's best year for job growth since 1999. The hiring was widespread.

Wealthiest Americans say the poor have it easy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The nation's wealthiest think that the poor have it pretty easy.

High calories = high stock prices?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Cajun fries at Popeye's have 770 calories. A Quesadilla Explosion Salad from Chili's? 1,430 calories.

Put that iPhone down! 14 digital resolutions for 2015

(CNN) -- I am one of "those" people who loves the new year, makes resolutions and normally fails to keep up with most of them by the end of January.

Dude, does this selfie make me a narcissist?

(CNN) -- He stands bare-chested and preening before a mirror while holding up his phone to best capture his gleaming pectorals.

Natural family planning gains favor over birth control pills

(CNN) -- "I can't afford to get pregnant," says 25-year-old Aisha Mukooza.

Virginia waitress of 36 years buried in uniform

She was a waitress at the same restaurant for 36-years. And the family of a Virginia woman says it makes perfect sense to bury her in her uniform. 81-year-old Shirley Winsor spent most of her life working in an apron.

Oil stocks may not be good idea for current investing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The plunge in oil prices has slammed oil producers, explorers and drillers.

Big music labels sue companies making, selling mixtapes to prisons

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you order a mix CD with Eminem's "25 To Life" for a loved one in prison, chances are the rapper isn't getting a cut.

New Mexico doctor accused of having sex with patients

A doctor in New Mexico accused of having sex on the job... is still suspended. The medical board decided he will have to do a lot of work before he can practice again.

Will Nike create its futuristic self-lacing shoes this year?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Nike's futuristic self-lacing shoes play a starring role in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II."

Germ killing ATM screens could be next big thing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- ATM screens are notorious germ collectors. People with disgusting, sticky hands touch them all day, and banks probably rarely clean them -- if ever.

Real life Peter Griffin crashes New York Comic-Con

(CNN) -- If you've always wanted to have a beer with "Family Guy's" Peter Griffin in real life, give Robert Franzese a call.

Free college tuition plan could benefit Louisiana, if logistics, politics line up

President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for students to gain a college education. His plan would seem to have tremendous potential for Louisiana, should Congress and state politicians agree to finance it.