September 8, 2011

Dress Up Like Steve Jobs Day

Posted: 12:37 PM ET

Tomorrow (9/9/2011) is like apple fan-boy Halloween. It's iPhone Life Magazine's 'Dress Up Like Steve Jobs Day'?

It's a pretty easy uniform to mimic:
-Black, long-sleeved, mock-neck, shirt
-Blue jeans
-White tennis shoes

For the SPECIFICS check out (via Doug Amoth at Time Techland). New, Steve's look should cost you about $400 (iPhone, iPad, iPod not included). But we're sure you can get that look for less.

HLN's Jennifer Westhoven wants to see it if you do. Tweet her a pic of your Jobs togs to @JenWestHLN.

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August 3, 2011

NICB: Top 10 Most Stolen Cars

Posted: 06:44 AM ET

For the third straight year, the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen car according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. "Morning Express with Robin Meade" personal finance anchor Jennifer Westhoven says the newer cars have better security systems which makes them harder to steal. The older cars are stolen for the parts which are shipped around the world.

Top 10 Most Stolen:
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1991 Toyota Camry
4. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
5. 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup
6. 2004 Dodge Ram
7. 2000 Dodge Caravan
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1999 Ford Taurus

To see if YOUR car makes the list click HERE for the NICB's full report.

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November 11, 2010

Deals for Vets

Posted: 04:32 AM ET

Today is Veterans Day and businesses across the country have special deals to say thank you to vets.

Here is a list of some of the deals we the name of the business for more details.

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Uno's Chicago Grill
Free entrée or individual pizza

T.G.I. Friday's
Buy one entrée, get one free
November 11-14

Golden Corral
Free dinner on Monday, November 15th

Discounts, freebies for troops, vets

Dollar General
10% off

Sam’s Clubs
Giving away 36,000 free Hugo canes

10% off (every day)

Home Depot
10% off (every day)

Build a Bear
20% off

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June 7, 2010

Weather & a party pic from Bob's house

Posted: 05:34 AM ET

Good morning you guys. Here's a quick look at the weather for today: I'm watching a severe line of storms rolling in KS and headed to OK. There are watches and warnings up, so I'll show you those. This area sees more storm action later, and that edges back to NE/CO/UT/WY and over to IA and MO. There is a tornado threat in parts of the region too, mainly in CO/NE/KS.

It will be hot and humid in FL today too, with big storms possible. An excessive heat warning is in place for the SW as well, with temps around 110 for Las Vegas and Phoenix. Ouch.

Still cleaning up the walls from the little get together we had over at the house with the team (pic below). There was a Flyer fan in the house and a Blackhawk fan there too. It got a little messy. Since I was the lone Ranger fan, I had nothing to say.

Morning Express crew

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May 21, 2010

Jen's Jeans

Posted: 06:57 AM ET

Jennifer Westhoven

This morning Robin outed my secret on TV – my favorite pair of jeans is from Goodwill! Hey, if I can get a $150 pair of Seven jeans for $25, I’ll take them. One of my best shopping tips is to check out Goodwill in affluent neighborhoods – often people drop off all kinds of great stuff. It’s especially great for occasions – like a wedding with your family and friends, if you don’t want to wear the same old dress!

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April 15, 2010

Tax Day Free Stuff

Posted: 05:11 AM ET

Here's our list of businesses who want to take a little of the sting out of Tax Day. We'll keep updating this list as the morning goes on. If you know of a place that's not in our list, feel free to post a comment here and let us know about it!

STARBUCKS: FREE brewed coffee
The only catch... you have to bring your own reuseable mug.

CINNABON: "Tax Day Bites!"
Two free bite-sized cupcakes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Today at participating mall locations.

We've been getting various reports of special discounts at McDonald's restaurants for Tax Day... however they appear to be different deals depending on where you live, not part of chain-wide promotion... check with your local McD's to see if they're running any tax day specials.

MAGGIEMOO'S: "Free ice cream pizza slice"
Participating locations from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

BOSTON MARKET: "Last-minute tax break"
Buy one meal get one for free. Coupon required! Click here to get one.

All cocktails, beer, wines by the glass and bottles of wine will be sold at 50% off today!

P.F. CHANG'S: "Tax Relief":
15 percent off food purchases.

Free dinner for one child age 12 or younger for every adult meal purchased 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Today you can take them up on their $10.40 specials for food and drink (get it, 1040. Like the tax form) after 5pm in the Bar. You'll also be eligible for a $10.40 gift certificate for a later visit. If you are a tax preparer... your freebie comes tomorrow show your business card and get free dessert with your entrée.

If you live in the South East U.S. your local Whole Foods may be running a tax free shopping day. Today only, once they've rung you up they'll deduct an amount equal to your sales tax from your overall bill. Whole Foods markets in other areas of the country may be offering other special sales... check with your local store.

Have you seen those water jet massagers in the mall? Well at participating locations you can get a free massage through Sunday. There are a lot of stressed out people on Tax Day so you may want to call ahead and schedule an appointment.

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April 7, 2010

$45 to put your 'carry-on' in the overhead bin?

Posted: 08:33 AM ET

Westhoven: Spirit Airlines is "...literally famous for coming up with new charges." Their new plan is to get passengers to pay up to $45 to bring a bag on board and put it in the overhead bin. Check out the vid above to see what one competing airline jokingly came up with as a possible work-around.

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March 24, 2010

One million "sling" type baby carriers recalled

Posted: 02:16 PM ET

This morning Jennifer Westhoven was looking out for you when she reported a HUGE recall of over 1 million baby slings. Take a look at the video above to see if you have one of the recalled carriers. If you do have an Infantino "Slingrider" or " Wendy Bellissimo" slings for newborn to 4 month old babies STOP USING IT. Click the link below for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall website for more information:

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