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KFC Bringing Back the Popular ‘Double Down’

KFC Bringing Back the Popular ‘Double Down’

Sandra Mu/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This is not a drill: KFC plans to bring back its infamous Double Down starting April 21, reports USA Today. In case you forgot what this glorious creation includes, it’s a bunless “sandwich” that us…

Dow, S&P Advance for Best Three-Day Gains Since February

Dow, S&P Advance for Best Three-Day Gains Since February

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What a difference a day makes. Solid earnings reports and a smaller slowdown in China’s growth than many had feared pushed stocks higher for the third day in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,424.85 — …

Google’s Plan to Shake Up Smartphone Market

Google’s Plan to Shake Up Smartphone Market

Google(NEW YORK) — Google’s “Project Ara,” an affordable smartphone with swappable and customizable hardware, could be the next big thing to shake up the mobile market. Details of the phone were unveiled at the first Ara developer’s conference on Tues…

Dominos Debuts Chicken Pizza Crusts

Dominos Debuts Chicken Pizza Crusts

Dominos(NEW YORK) — In a world of crazy food mash-ups with one chef outdoing the next, Dominos has officially entered the arena. Let us introduce what the brand calls its new “specialty chicken,” which is fried chicken covered with traditi…

Google Glass ‘Explorer’ Offer a Sell Out

Google Glass ‘Explorer’ Offer a Sell Out

Google(NEW YORK) — The hot item at Tuesday’s one-day-only Google Glass public sale was the “cotton” colored frames, which sold out in a matter of hours once the wearable tech devices became available.The sale was part of an expansion…

Why People Are So Obsessed with Wawa

Why People Are So Obsessed with Wawa

Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Not too many convenient stores are popular enough to have their own fan clubs, but Wawa is. Most people from Philadelphia, where Wawa originated, will argue that it’s more than a place to…

Best of the Best? 4 Companies on Best Places to Work Lists

Best of the Best? 4 Companies on Best Places to Work Lists

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What are the best places to work in the U.S.? There’s no lack of lists claiming to answer this question. Earlier Wednesday, Business Insider released its list of the 50 best places to work. It has little in common with Fo…

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

Inflation Still Low but Many Prices Climbed Anyway in March

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After the brutal winter weather of January and February, people who use oil to heat their homes saw costs fall a bit in March along with dropping prices at the pump. However, other homeowners weren’t so lucky as the pr…

Ten Most Awful Jobs for 2014 Revealed

Ten Most Awful Jobs for 2014 Revealed

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Lumberjacks aren’t cutting it.
That’s according to CareerCast.com, which says being a tree-feller is the absolute worst, most going-nowhere job of any in the U.S. It’s also dangerous and under…

Coke’s Soda Sales Flat in First Quarter

Coke’s Soda Sales Flat in First Quarter

LouieBaxter/iStock Editorial/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Could it be time for another New Coke?Although the 1985 attempt at introducing a new, improved Coca-Cola fizzled, the soft-drink giant may now be wondering if it’s time to shake things up again wit…

Are These Four Companies Really the Best Places to Work?

Are These Four Companies Really the Best Places to Work?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Where are the best places to work in the U.S.? There’s no lack of lists claiming to answer this question. Earlier Tuesday, Business Insider released its list of the 50 best places to work. It has little in comm…

Stocks End Higher After Unsteady Trading

Stocks End Higher After Unsteady Trading

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks took a roller-coaster ride Tuesday. Despite big gains after the opening bell, the markets were in a free fall by mid-session. Stocks advanced again by the close.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 89 points …

‘Bud and Breakfast’ Joins Emerging Marijuana-Friendly Colorado Hotels

‘Bud and Breakfast’ Joins Emerging Marijuana-Friendly Colorado Hotels

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Travelers heading to Denver with a desire to “wake and bake” will have a new lodging to consider this May, when a local hospitality group launches the latest in a handful of marijuana-friendly accommodations in the area.The…

Odd Tax Write-Offs the IRS Must Accept

Odd Tax Write-Offs the IRS Must Accept

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s April 15, time to assess whether your 2013 federal tax bill was too high. You may be surprised to learn that the IRS allows tax breaks for some unusual reasons. With the help of Laura Scherler from MyFreeTaxes, ABC N…

Cocktails, Free Food and Other Tax Day Deals

Cocktails, Free Food and Other Tax Day Deals

Arbys(NEW YORK) — On Tax Day, corporate America feels your pain.
Providers of everything from French fries to cocktails to hotel rooms to apple-scented urinal screens reading “Abolish The IRS” will be going out of their way Tuesday to try to make you …

Social Security Administration Ceases Old Debt Collection

Social Security Administration Ceases Old Debt Collection

zimmytws/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After objections by some taxpayers, the Social Security Administration has decided to stop trying to collect on taxpayers’ debts that are more than 10 years old. Until now, the U.S. Treasury was seizing state and …

Detroit Launches eBay-Like Site to Buy Abandoned Homes

Detroit Launches eBay-Like Site to Buy Abandoned Homes

BuildingDetroit.org(DETROIT) — In the amount of time it took you to click on this story, you could be on your way to purchasing a house in Detroit. The city launched a new website Tuesday allowing users to bid for homes on auction as if they were item…

Want a Bargain Wedding? Try a Sewage Plant

Want a Bargain Wedding? Try a Sewage Plant

King County WTD(KING COUNTY, Wash.) — For hundreds of dollars less than typical venues, you can host your wedding at a Washington state sewage plant.“Need a place to party?” the King County Wastewater Treatment Division wrote on its Facebo…

No Time to Waste on Tax Returns

No Time to Waste on Tax Returns

robeo/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The clock is ticking down on the deadline to file your 2013 tax returns. You must file something by midnight Tuesday or face a penalty. April 15 is when the bill is due for any taxes owed. “The late payment penalties…

New Yorkers Hate State Taxes the Most

New Yorkers Hate State Taxes the Most

Scott Rothstein/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With the moment of reckoning having arrived, millions are trudging to the Post Office or their computers on Tuesday to file their tax returns.In addition to what’s owed to the federal government, there are also…

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