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Should you limit your cups of coffee?

  There seems to be a constant stream of health rules we’re supposed to follow, but how many do we really need to abide by? Amy Brightfield of Better Homes and Gardens and Dr. Steven Lamm of NYU Medical Center quiz the TODAY anchors on which rules are true and which have a little wiggle room.

The reality of living on minimum wage

  Tianna Gaines-Turner is up for renewal of her federal health and food benefits next month. She talks to Melissa Harris-Perry and the MHP panel about the disconnect between those relying on programs, like SNAP, and the lawmakers looking to reform, discontinue, or defund the programs.

Starbucks shares rise after 3Q beat

Starbucks' shares advanced Friday after the coffee chain reported a 25 percent increase in its quarterly profit, helped by stronger sales and lower coffee costs. Full story

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  Page Morton Black, who sang coffee jingle, dies at 97

Generations of Americans grew up knowing the lyrics to Page Morton Black’s Chock Full o’Nuts song that played in radio and television ads. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  'A Cold December Morning,' Part 6

Investigators discover a crucial piece of evidence - a 911 call made from Chanin's phone that could help them pinpoint the time of her death and narrow their search for her killer.

  What's Wrong with Green Mountain?

CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the latest on the coffee giant that is not seeing a rally this week.

  Healthier swaps to sugar-filled coffee drinks

Arthur Bovino from The Daily Meal shows Kathie Lee and Hoda how you can make healthier choices when picking up your cup of morning joe, such as choosing an iced skinny mocha instead of a caramel Frappuccino at Starbucks and iced latte instead of a caramel coffee coolatta from Dunkin’ Donuts.

  KLG, Hoda have a doggie playdate, talk celebs

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb bring their pups Blake and Bambino to visit the Fourth Hour, where Hoda shows off Blake’s new tricks. The ladies also discuss Paula Deen’s book publisher dropping the cook.

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