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Taco Bell food app, holiday shopping, Autonation halts sales

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Thinking outside the bun

Craving Taco Bell? Well guess what...there is an app for that. Which means whether you have an iPhone or Android, you can place customized orders.

You still have to pick up your food in person; but you get to skip the line. The app communicates with your phone to know when you are near the store. That way, workers can prepare your meal.

On Tuesday, all of the fast food joint's social media platforms went dark. It was their way of revealing their new way to "Taco Bell" -- by just using #onlyintheapp.


Fa la la la lahhh

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Either way, you can expect to dig deeper into your wallet. The latest Deloitte survey reveals a 13 percent spending increase, compared to last year.

The average household is expected to spend about $1,300 on gifts, decorations, socializing, and all other related expenses.

40 percent of you plan to do most of your shopping in December, and after Christmas. 56 percent of you still plan to shop at the retailers that were affected by security breaches.


Hold your horses

Autonation is putting the brakes on sales of certain used cars. The nation's largest dealership says it is not going to sell them because of the exploding airbags recall. Autonation, along with others, are dealing with conflicting information and a lack of government direction.

10 automakers have already recalled more than 12 million cars with airbags made my Takata. The problem is: the airbags can inflate, to the point where they blow apart, sending metal pieces toward the drivers and passengers.

Autonation's CEO says the chain will not sell the affected cars, until they are repaired.


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