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    Poll: What are the best gifts to give/get?

    What’s your ideal gift to receive and give? Tell us below! (Note- be sure to scroll down and take both polls) See More: This season’s most popular gift cards 

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    This season’s most popular gift cards

    Gift cards have made it easier to shop for family and friends who are typically tough to shop for. For the 2015 shopping season, internet-related businesses have topped the popularity charts. Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, eBay, and Google Play are within the top 10, according to CardHub, which is a resource for consumers that specializes in researching different types of credit cards. The No. 1 seller is Visa gift cards. Click here to see the top 50 most popular cards.

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    Reese’s tries — and fails — to make tree-shaped peanut butter cups

    The makers of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have no trouble persuading people to stuff their faces with chocolate-covered treats in circular form (or as pieces). Why bother, then, shaping those delicious morsels into Christmas trees -- at the risk of failing miserably?

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    Mobile shopping surged on Black Friday

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Black Friday sales soared on portable devices. Investing in better apps and mobile shopping sites paid off for retailers this year, IBM said Saturday, and digital sales were up 21.5% from last year. Another report from Adobe said Americans spent more than $2.7 billion online Friday. That’s a 14.3% increase from last year based on Adobe’s tracking methods. Both companies said shoppers filled their virtual shopping carts on their smartphones and tablets more than laptop and […]

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    This $5 computer sold out in a day

    Raspberry Pi has raised the bar on low-cost computing again. The UK-based educational nonprofit released a new, tiny computer on Thursday for $5, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and sold out of it online within a day.

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    Tracy Morgan on coma: ‘I went to the other side’ and spoke to God

    Tracy Morgan says his life will never be the same after a near-fatal car crash in June 2014 -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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    How to get Santa Claus to respond to your child’s letter

    When their letter is ready to go, here’s how you can send your child’s Christmas wishes to Santa. With a little finessing, the United States Postal Service can help get your child’s letter to Santa.  Once the letter is signed and sealed, make sure your son or daughter addresses it to Santa Claus, North Pole. Let them know you’ll stick a stamp on it and mail it for them. Click here to see where your child can visit Santa this […]

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    Where you can see Santa Claus this season

    With Christmas approaching, Santa Claus will certainly be making the rounds. We've gotten a copy of his schedule, so take a look!

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    WQAD Studio 8 featured band contact form

    Local bands and musicians! Here's your chance to share your original music with the QC.

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    Impacting leader of Scott County announces retirement

    After spending roughly 35 years serving the City of Davenport, Scott County Administrator Dee F. Bruemmer has decided to retire. Bruemmer is expected to retire in the spring of 2016, a plan she discussed with the Board of Supervisors at a regular meeting.  Bruemmer spent 27 years as an assistant administrator in Davenport, and in August of 2008 was appointed as County Administrator. Scott County Board Members recognized Bruemmer’s many years of service and impact on the community over the last […]

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    Muscatine K9 officer gets extra layer of protection

    A K9 officer with the Muscatine Police Department in Iowa now has an extra layer of protection- a bullet and stab protective vest.

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    Two thrown from vehicle in McDonough County crash

    A driver and passenger were thrown from their vehicle when they crashed into a ditch on US Route 67 in McDonough County. The crash happened right around 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, according to a statement from the Illinois State Police.


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