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The way we bank will soon change completely

(CNN) -- The checkbook is dead. While we're at it, let's write an obit for card readers too.

New app scans over 5000 online retailers for best deals

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Shopping for holiday gifts usually goes something like this: Check to see if the same item is cheaper on Amazon. Buy the better deal.

Would you buy a bottle of whiskey for $38,000?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In 1963, whisky makers at a distillery in Scotland filled up a cask and sealed it with the knowledge it would not be opened again for 50 years.

New device could allow parents to listen-in while away from home

(CNN) -- For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy.

Gun sales boom on Black Friday

The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system expected to set a record of more than 144,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI.

Protesters urge nationwide Black Friday boycott after Ferguson decision

In cities around the nation, protesters responded to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri with calls for a Black Friday boycott of retail stores.

Turkey crashes through windshield, becomes Thanksgiving dinner

Lubbock Wrecker operator Kameron Schrader helps get people out of sticky situations on the road, even during the holidays. But on Thanksgiving morning, he got into one himself. He calls it an "unusual accident."

Ray Rice wins suspension appeal

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL for violating its domestic violence policy, the players union said Friday.

Arkansas firefighters finish hanging lights after man falls off roof

A house in Rogers, Arkansas is decorated for Christmas thanks to several firefighters from the Rogers Fire Department.

94-year-old NY man caught trying to sneak gun onto flight

TSA officers stopped a Brooklyn man at LaGuardia Wednesday after he allegedly tried to walk through security with a gun.

Bomb squad called in after Austin police shoot and kill gunman

A man shot up a federal courthouse and a Mexican consulate -- which he also seemingly tried to set ablaze -- early Friday before being shot dead outside the Austin, Texas, police headquarters, that city's police chief said.

Washington marijuana shop offers 'Green Friday' deals

Medical marijuana shops have been offering holiday deals to customers for years, but this year retail shops are cashing in on the action.

Convicted killers make rap videos, songs from prison

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- A grieving family and a gang investigator say they are shocked over the latest discovery in a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations.

Walmart employees sticks to Black Friday protests

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some aggrieved Walmart workers and their advocates have a slew of grievances. And for the third year in a row, they will air them on one of the busiest shopping days: Black Friday.

Black Friday (or Thursday) is upon us, but the deals have already begun

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America. But at many stores there's no need to wait.