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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  It’s Black Friday week!This year, the best single day for deep discounts is slated to be Thanksgiving Day, especially in the electronics category. Black Friday will also offer many good deals, especially in the toys and clothing categories. Savings continue on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the best day for deals on shoes, make-up and laptops.Many deals, even limited inventory doorbusters are available both online and in-store. Almost all of the deals, however, have specific times when they go live. When you are researching a deal, check the times as rigorously as you check the location and price.Deals on cell phones can be complicated, and often mandate a specific contract or activation, so do your homework before schlepping down to the store to buy a new phone this year.It is also important to note that some deals, times and prices may change. The roundup below can be used as guidelines and for planning, but always be sure to double-check all the details before making a purchase.Top research sites for deals:Dealnews.com: This site offers great analysis of the best prices.Bfads.net: You can search for a specific product and see all the discounts available using this site.Camelcamelcamel.com: This site offers historical price comparison, so you can see if it really is the lowest price, or if you should wait for the price to drop more.Top apps for finding deals:Paribus and Earny get you refunds, automatically, if the price of an item you buy drops after your purchase.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • WTVD(NEW YORK) --  A North Carolina store clerk said she was fired after she attacked a burglar with a baseball bat on Tuesday, a move her employer said violated company policy.Juwan Harris said a man entered the Circle K convenience store in Raleigh where she works, told her that he had a gun and robbed the store.The suspect, later identified as 51-year-old William Winston, according to police, allegedly attempted to flee the scene, but Harris says she went after him with a baseball bat."I feared for my life. He held customers hostage and was pushing and harassing my customers -- that was my thing,” Harris told ABC affiliate WTVD on Tuesday. “He could've come back and did it again.” She says she hit the alleged robber in the head and held him until police arrived.“I took the baseball bat and hit him in the back of the head. He fell, got back up and and when he got back up, I kept hitting him in the head with the bat,” Harris said.Winston was taken to a local hospital in stable condition and released into police custody. Police said Winston took off with cigarettes and money, and faces charges of common law robbery.Harris, who left the scene without physical harm, lost her job over the incident, but she said she stands by her decision.“I was trying to protect myself, the customers and also the store,” Harris said. “To me, I did what I had to do. I felt what I did was right." Circle K did not return WTVD’s request for comment, but it’s not unusual for retailers to have such policies.In July, Home Depot fired a 70-year-old employee at one of its Texas locations after he threw a paint roller extension at the feet of a suspected shoplifter in an attempt to stop him from making off with stolen goods, according to ABC affiliate KTRK.The shoplifters fled the scene unharmed, but the employee, Jim Tinney, was fired as per company policy.Stephen Holmes, a spokesman for Home Depot, told KTRK in July that the policy is in place for everyone's safety."What I can tell you now is that we have a strict policy that only our trained security personnel can pursue and engage shoplifters,” Holmes said in a statement. “We've had deaths and serious injury over the years, and no amount of merchandise is more important than the safety of our associates and customers.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(PATTERSON, La.) -- Jude Verrett is one brave man.The Louisiana exterminator was called to destroy a massive hornet's nest in a shed at a home in Patterson, located about 90 miles southwest of New Orleans.Armed with a GoPro camera, Verrett documented being attacked by thousands of angry, territorial hornets as he pulls apart their home and destroys it with a shovel."We got here, what I would say, is the granddaddy of all hornet's nests, European Yellowjacket,” he said in the video.Although he wore protective gear head to toe, Verrett admits he is still a bit uneasy. "Actually, I'm not usually scared," he said before the unnerving sound of swarming hornets drowned out his words.As Verrett tore the nest apart, a dizzying number of hornets are seen swarming around and bouncing off the camera lens.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO)-- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement Tuesday that the company was hacked last year.
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  • Twitter/@joymangano(NEW YORK) -- She’s the woman behind a $3 billion-plus empire of inventions and designs. Her life story is told in David O’Russell’s film “Joy,” starring Jennifer Lawrence. But now Joy Mangano is telling her story firsthand in a new book, “Inventing Joy”.On an episode of ABC Radio’s “No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis”, Mangano tells ABC News’ Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent that everyone has the knack for inventing. But at the end of the day, being able to create a game-changing product is all about how you get it done.“You know, everybody has a great idea right? It’s a matter of what they do with it," Mangano said. "That’s something that’s in all of us. We all have it. It’s a matter of getting into yourself and pulling it out."Mangano launched the Miracle Mop in 1992 on QVC and sold over 18,000 during her first appearance on the at-home shopping channel. Although she might have appeared to be the poster child for instant success, the steps she took that led her to that moment were paved with struggles and hard work.“Life is a path and it’s a fluid path and you have to be able to shift your skis," she said. "So anybody that says this is my path in life and I have to stay on it ... if it’s not the right path for them, I’m going to tell them absolutely don’t stay on it."Mangano tells Jarvis that it's crucial to "really take a look at yourself and say am I happy? Because if you’re not happy you can’t really help anybody around you."Joy’s success didn’t end with the Miracle Mop. The Jewel Kit, the Better Beauty Case, Huggable Hangers –- the latter selling over 800 million to date –- may be in your house right now.“As I said, with success, you don’t just kind of relax -– and maybe some people do. But with success, I say if you love what you’re doing you’re going to do more of it.”Mangano's company continued to grow during those early days. In 2000, she sold her brand to at-home shopping network HSN, developing a partnership that still exists to this day.So what is her selling secret?Mangano told Jarvis that “being in the heart of the consumer” is at the root of her success.“Everybody is a consumer," she said. "And if you truly put yourself in their space and feel for them, if you are trying to do something for them…And for me it’s creating product. That’s why I feel I’m always pretty right on because I am them.”She adds, “They know there’s innovation in there that’s meaningful, not just for innovation's sake.”Hear more of Joy Mangano’s interview on this week's episode of "No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis", available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn and the ABC News app.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Twitter/Elon Musk(LOS ANGELES) -- Elon Musk has filed a permit to dig a tunnel within Los Angeles city limits that would alleviate the standstill traffic the City of Angels is famous for.
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