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Gas Prices Still Rising Across the US

Gas Prices Still Rising Across the US

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are up again across the country, according to new numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Nationwide, fuel prices are up about 3 cents in the past week to $3.68 a gallon, 15 cents more per gallon that at thi…

Lyft Ride-Share Drivers Bring Whimsy to Car Service Apps

Lyft Ride-Share Drivers Bring Whimsy to Car Service Apps

Israel Castillo(SAN DIEGO) — With the proliferation of transportation apps including Uber and Lyft, it’s not enough these days to provide quick and polite service. That’s why there are drivers like Amanda Schrader.If you are a fan of the Harry Potter …

Men Still Mad About Their Secretaries

Men Still Mad About Their Secretaries

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Perhaps corporate America is still stuck in a Mad Men world as President Obama has suggested when recently discussing the income disparity between males and females.The website SeekingArrangement.com, which bills itsel…

Survey Estimates 4.5 Million Smartphones Lost or Stolen in 2013

Survey Estimates 4.5 Million Smartphones Lost or Stolen in 2013

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans are really losing it…their smartphones, that is.Consumer Reports questioned 3,100 adults for its annual State of the Net Survey and calculated that 1.4 million smartphones were misplaced in 2013 while a w…

Netflix to Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

Netflix to Raise New Customer Subscription Rates

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Video streaming service Netflix plans to increase its subscription rates for new customers, the company announced Monday. Prices for new users would be bumped up by one or two dollars later this quarter, depen…

Reports: Ford To Name Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields Its Next CEO

Reports: Ford To Name Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields Its Next CEO

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Automaker Ford is set to name Mark Fields as its next chief executive officer, according to reports. Fields, the company’s current chief operating officer, will take over the position after CEO Alan Mulally retir…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Reveals Company Vision in New Video

Apple CEO Tim Cook Reveals Company Vision in New Video

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Apple released a new ad Monday, highlighting a focus on the environment and the conservation of resources. The video, shot on location at Apple facilities, leads the company website’s homepage and hi…

Stocks Close Higher After Holiday Weekend

Stocks Close Higher After Holiday Weekend

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wall Street stocks closed on a high note Monday follow the holiday weekend, with a boost from a promising economic survey. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 41 points at 16,449.25. The Nasdaq Composite ended t…

More Households Ditching Cable, Satellite TV

More Households Ditching Cable, Satellite TV

gielmichal/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More people are cutting the cord. The ranks of Americans who no longer get cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years to 7.6 million households, according to a new report by Experian Market…

OtterBox Cuts US Government $4.3M Check to Settle Lawsuit

OtterBox Cuts US Government $4.3M Check to Settle Lawsuit

zimmytws/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — OtterBox, a company that makes popular protective cases for cellphones and tablets, is writing a big check to the U.S. government. The Fort Collins, Colo.-based company has agreed to pay a $4.3 million fine “to resolve …

Tech Jobs Up 15% in Metro Detroit

Tech Jobs Up 15% in Metro Detroit

RainerPlendl/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — “Smart cars” with computers controlling everything from your radio to your parking job are the new normal in the automotive industry, and experts say that’s bringing more IT sector jobs to automotive centers like Det…

Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25

Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25

kaarsten/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Monday marks a major milestone for Nintendo’s Game Boy. The popular hand-held gaming console was first introduced in Japan 25 years ago, on April 21, 1989. Back then, the device had four colors of gray,…

Where Will Recalled Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Go?

Where Will Recalled Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Go?

tacar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners recalled by Kraft may have a fighting chance of making it to the grill after all.
“When we issue a recall, we always put safety first,” Joyce Hodel of Kraft Corporate Af…

Supreme Court to Decide If POM Can Sue Coke over Labeling

Supreme Court to Decide If POM Can Sue Coke over Labeling

trekandshoot/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One juice maker is trying to put the squeeze on another before the U.S. Supreme Court.Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry looks purple and has a picture of a pomegranate on the side. But, it turns out, it contains j…

General Mills Changes Fine Print to Allow Lawsuits Again

General Mills Changes Fine Print to Allow Lawsuits Again

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If something goes wrong with your Cheerios, you once again have the right to sue the company that made them.General Mills over the weekend decided to undo a change in its legal fine print that would’ve meant gi…

Major Airlines Beginning to See Shortage of Workers

Major Airlines Beginning to See Shortage of Workers

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — The nation’s short-haul airlines are staring down the barrel of a worker shortage in the next few years.  Over the next eight years, the parent companies of the big four regional airlines — American, United, Delta and…

Del Taco Customer Mistakenly Charged Thousands for Fast Food

Del Taco Customer Mistakenly Charged Thousands for Fast Food

iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) — Some fast food customers in Santa Paula, California have been mistakenly overcharged for burritos and tacos.
About 150 people who used credit and debit cards at Del Taco– a fast food Mexican restaurant found m…

Obamacare Users Urged to Change Passwords After Heartbleed Virus

Obamacare Users Urged to Change Passwords After Heartbleed Virus

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords.
Administration officials say it’s just a precaution and there is no indication that the healthcare.gov sit…

Security Breach May Have Affected 2.6M Michaels Customers

Security Breach May Have Affected 2.6M Michaels Customers

payphoto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(IRVING, Texas) — Three months after learning of a possible security breach, Michaels announced on Thursday that it has discovered evidence confirming it was indeed attacked.The arts and crafts chain said in a state…

Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims

Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims

ABC News’ Cecilia Vega confronts Vincent Lamantia, an ex-cop who allegedly lied about suffering from depression due to post-9/11 trauma and collected thousands in disability payments. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) — Every year, countless people rake in thousa…

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