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Bertha becomes second Atlantic hurricane of 2014 season

Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.

Publishers push to begin moving demand for used textbook sales into digital textbooks

Finding inexpensive ways to purchase expensive college textbooks has led to a thriving industry online in used textbooks, but experts say that will soon change.

Illinois man sticks sewing needles in meat, faces federal charges

An Illinois man is in jail, accused of sticking sewing needles into packages of meat in a Belleville grocery store.

Half a million people's tap water may not be safe to drink in Ohio

Half a million people in Toledo, Ohio are waiting to see if their water will be safe to drink. They've been in a water emergency all weekend after toxins were found seeping into the city's water supply.

Dr. Kent Brantly's recovery continues in Atlanta; Nancy Writebol will soon be evacuated as well

As Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly's treatment continues at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, specialists say they are encouraged by the way he's responding.

The 5 'worst' consumer complaints

By Melanie Hicken NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- From "grandparent scams" to fraudulent investments, schemes targeting the elderly are by far the worst.

College-bound kids now registering for gifts

By Katie Lobosco NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

Women on U.S. currency? 'A pretty good idea,' says Obama

By Jillian Eugenios NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Move over, George Washington. Eleanor Roosevelt might be taking your spot on the $1 bill.

Can Whole Foods turn itself around?

By Ben Rooney NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Once the King of Kale, Whole Foods is now fighting to maintain its share of an increasingly crowded market for healthy food.

Man goes from maximum security prison to tech entrepreneur

By Contessa Gayles NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Staying in touch with loved ones while incarcerated is the ultimate lifeline, according Marcus Bullock, creator of photo postcard app, Flikshop. He would know.

Are RadioShack's days numbered?

By Chris Isidore NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- RadioShack's future is about as bright as the VHS tapes it used to sell.

A lot more people in their 50s are working 3 jobs

By Patrick M. Sheridan NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Three jobs. That's the new reality for many older workers. Today, 115,000 people over the age of 55 are working three jobs, according to the Department of Labor.

Adult male 'My Little Pony' fans converge on Baltimore

"Bronycon 2014" is underway in Baltimore. The convention draws thousands of "bronies", fans of the cartoon "My Little Pony" who also happen to be adults...and male.

Former cop, firefighter feels heat as stand-up comic in North Carolina

Comedian Travis Howze is in the comedy hot seat every time he steps on stage. After years as a firefighter, policeman and Marine, he is used to the heat. But his career hasn't always been a laughing matter.

WWE slams workers by axing 7% of jobs

By Matt Egan NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- World Wrestling Entertainment is known for its bone-crushing body slams, but now the company is slamming its workers.