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5 big trends shaking up the job market

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The job market is not exactly smokin' hot, but it's an improvement over recent years.

Obamacare site hacked but nothing taken, HHS says

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hackers silently infected a Healthcare.gov computer server this summer. But the malware didn't manage to steal anyone's data, federal officials say.

Meet Facebook's new privacy mascot

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook users are due for a digital checkup, and a friendly blue dinosaur is here to help.

Lack of sleep may shrink your brain

(CNN) -- Can a lack of sleep affect the size of your brain? It's possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests.

Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage really necessary?

(CNN) -- Unless you're traveling in first or business, or you're a child who's been plied with more toys and candies than you normally get in a week, air travel can be an uncomfortable affair.

Five studies that can make you healthier, happier

(CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health.

FL vacationers witness possible shark attack, saves life

Watching from their hotel balcony, a group of guys vacationing in Destin, Florida witnessed a Hammerhead Shark get uncomfortably close to some swimmers. They yelled warnings, but it took a long time for their message to sink in.

Homecoming Queen doubles as kicker for Hattiesburg football team

Football fields across South Mississippi are typically dominated by males, but the gridiron at South Jones High School is receiving a female's perspective.

Obama vows to 'destroy' ISIS

President Obama vowed again Friday to "destroy" ISIS and began working to build an international coalition to accomplish that task.

FAA: Unresponsive plane crashes off the coast of Jamaica

A small, single-engine plane flew for hours unresponsive from Rochester, New York, southward before crashing Friday off the coast of Jamaica, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Recall issued for 20 styles of children's sunglasses

About 215,000 children’s sunglasses are being recalled by FGX International. Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead.

Landrieu residency case dismissed by Baton Rouge judge

19th JDC Judge Wilson Fields dismissed a residency case filed against U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu who's hoping to hold on to her Senate seat. The suit was filed by State Representative Paul Hollis, who withdrew his bid for Senate in July.

Many Americans don’t save for retirement, but it’s not too late to start

Some startling new studies have found that nearly half of all Americans haven't developed a financial plan for retirement, and up to a third have no retirement savings or pension.

Lawmakers feel Obama is sending mixed messages about ISIS

While NATO allies are in Wales again Friday trying to figure out how to deal with ISIS and Russia, lawmakers in Washington claim the Obama administration is sending mixed messages about how far the U.S. will go to bring ISIS to its knees.

Landrieu residency case scheduled for Baton Rouge Judge Friday morning

An assistant for 19th Judicial District Judge Wilson Fields says the Judge will be in court at 9:00 AM Friday, and he's expecting to see former U.S. Senate Candidate Paul Hollis and current U.S.