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New iris scanners tout quick trip through McCarran security

Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.

JetBlue adds checked bag fee to new airfare class

JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers.

It’s back: McRib makes its return to McDonald’s

Grab some extra napkins — that saucy McDonald’s McRib sandwich is back. In nearly all of its Southern Nevada stores, the sandwich has officially made its return, according to a McDonald’s Corp. spokeswoman.

Netflix shares sink, growth slows

Netflix Inc. shares sank Thursday on slower subscriber growth and fears of increased competition ahead.

Amazon says it’s doing plenty to stop kids’ in-app buys

Citing its parental controls and a history of refunds when parents complain, Amazon says it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.

Woman in class-action lawsuit against Xerox dies

Linda Rolain, a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Xerox, died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details about Nevada Health Link enrollment troubles that kept her from treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.

500-foot high VooDoo Zipline opens at Rio

A nervous energy bubbled high atop the Rio, on the patio on the 50th floor, where men and women of all shapes and sizes queued up to be the first to ride the new VooDoo Zip Line on Sunday.

You’ll be able to stream HBO shows on Amazon soon

Amazon.com’s streaming video service will offer some older shows from premium-cable channel HBO starting next month, a deal that intensifies both companies’ competition with subscription-video service Netflix.

The Heartbleed bug: What you need to know

Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed — a security hole that may have exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information — and what you can do to protect yourself.

CVS drugstores to phase out tobacco sales

CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.