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Gas prices on July 4th holiday weekend have unexpectedly risen this year

The cost of celebrating our independence this coming weekend is going to be higher, mainly because of our dependence on fuel.

National Hurricane Center introduces new tropical outlooks

The National Hurricane Center or NHC will introduce an experimental five-day "Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook" (GTWO) tomorrow, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. (Central).

U.S. Supreme Court expected to decide if an employer can restrict access to contraceptives that end pregnancy

The United States Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision today in a case that asked if a company has the same religious freedoms as individuals.

She Started It: New generation of female tech founders

By Contessa Gayles NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- At age 17, Brienne Ghafourifar achieved a world record. She became the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding for her business.

10 little known South African experiences

By Narina Exelby for CNN (CNN) -- You might know South Africa for Kruger National Park, where you can see the Big Five, or for the gorgeous beaches and wine farms that surround Cape Town.

Mobile apps transforming the future of parking

By Jordan Friedman- Special to CNN (CNN) -- An era of fumbling for spare change and driving in circles in search for a parking space may be coming to a close.

Meet the Marxist behind Seattle's wage hike

By James O'Toole SEATTLE (CNNMoney) -- Kshama Sawant has gone from Occupy Wall Street to occupying Seattle City Council.

Undercover animal abuse videos could soon be outlawed

By Chris Frates, CNN CNN Exclusive by CNN Investigative Correspondent Chris Frates

How reliable is the drug info you find online?

By Saarik Gupta, Special to CNN

Airline could set new standard for in-flight movies

By Barry Neild- CNN (CNN) -- A new standard may about to be set for the most boring in-flight movie ever -- and it doesn't even star Keanu Reeves.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

By Caitlin Schmidt- Special to CNN (CNN) -- Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Fewer parents helping to pay for college

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Though parents still agree that a college degree is extremely important, fewer are planning to shell out their own money to help their kids attain one.

Facebook releases first diversity report

By Charles Riley HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

Is a college degree still worth it?

 By Annalyn Kurtz