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Honey Maid Counters Same-Sex Ad Backlash with Unapologetic Sequel

Honey Maid Counters Same-Sex Ad Backlash with Unapologetic Sequel

Geoarts/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When graham cracker brand Honey Maid released an ad featuring gay and interracial couples, it received tremendous backlash. In response to the hateful outpouring, company owners have released a new ad th…

Yahoo Close to Getting into Original TV Programming?

Yahoo Close to Getting into Original TV Programming?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Yahoo may be getting into TV sitcoms in a big way.
According to The Wall Street Journal, sources say Yahoo is close to ordering four big budget 10-episode, half-hour comedies.
Few details are available, but any…

Millions Still Haven’t Filed Their Taxes Ahead of April 15 Deadline

Millions Still Haven’t Filed Their Taxes Ahead of April 15 Deadline

Ximagination/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The April 15 tax filing deadline is just over a week away and millions of people still haven’t filled out their forms. Kathy Pickering of the H&R Block Tax Institute says about one in five taxpayers has not file…

New Samsung Galaxy 5 S Will Feature Two Anti-Theft Guards

New Samsung Galaxy 5 S Will Feature Two Anti-Theft Guards

Samsung Mobile(NEW YORK) — The world’s largest mobile phone provider is taking steps to deter theft. The Samsung Galaxy 5 S goes on sale next week, and the company says it will feature two safeguards users will be able to activate for free.”Find My Mo…

Archbishop of Atlanta to Sell $2.2 Million Mansion

Archbishop of Atlanta to Sell $2.2 Million Mansion

Bill Greenblatt/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Three months after moving in, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta agreed Saturday to move out of his custom built, $2.2 million Tudor-style mansion.Archbishop Wilton Gregory made the decision after a closed…

Chobani Accused of Stealing Yogurt Recipe From Fage

Chobani Accused of Stealing Yogurt Recipe From Fage

Chobani(NEW YORK) — It’s a food fight that leaves a bad taste.
The ex-wife of Chobani Yogurt CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said that Ulukaya used corporate espionage to steal his popular Greek Yogurt recipe from Fage.
Ayse Giray, Ulukaya’s former wife, said tha…

Americans Not Using All Their Vacation Time, Survey Shows

Americans Not Using All Their Vacation Time, Survey Shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Looks like Americans have no room to complain about the amount of vacation time they get.
A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Glassdoor shows the average American worker doesn’t use nearly all of her vacatio…

Spiders to Blame for Mazda Recall of 42,000 Cars

Spiders to Blame for Mazda Recall of 42,000 Cars

Harold Cunningham/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda 6 models from years 2010 through 2012 in the US, and the Japanese automaker says spiders are to blame. The yellow sac spider is attracted to hydrocarbons and seems to like to…

Unemployment Rate Stays at 6.7% as 192K Jobs Added in March

Unemployment Rate Stays at 6.7% as 192K Jobs Added in March

turhanyalcin/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs to their payrolls in March, pretty much in line with expectations, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.Most economists had expected to see around 200,000 jobs added last …

Positive Jobs Report No Help to US Stocks

Positive Jobs Report No Help to US Stocks

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. markets called it a week with big sell-off. It was the worst day in almost two months for the Nasdaq Composite, which plunged 110 points to 4,127.73 — a drop equivalent to the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing do…

How to Check If Your Car Has Recalled Parts

How to Check If Your Car Has Recalled Parts

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Though General Motors has been at the center of a well-publicized recall of 2.6 million small cars this year, many drivers remain either apathetic or uninformed that they may be driving a car with recalled parts.”They do …

Beverly Hills Estate with Starring Roles in Movies on Sale for $135M

Beverly Hills Estate with Starring Roles in Movies on Sale for $135M

Courtesy of Hilton & Hyland(LOS ANGELES) — The stunning Beverly Hills estate known for being featured in movies such as The Godfather and The Bodyguard is on the market for a whopping $135 million.The iconic mansion, also known as the Beverly Hous…

Travel Site Reneges on $2 Hotel Rates

Travel Site Reneges on $2 Hotel Rates

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Lucky travelers happened upon an extreme discount last weekend, when an online booking site posted an incorrect rate for a Long Island hotel. Jetsetter, a membership-based travel site that focuses on exclusive deals for l…

“Vogue Italy” Defends Photo Spread Depicting Domestic Violence

“Vogue Italy” Defends Photo Spread Depicting Domestic Violence

Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia(NEW YORK) — Vogue Italy is defending a photo spread that depicts models as victims of domestic violence. “It doesn’t matter if we run the risk of causing a general uproar with the media or arousing criticism; or if we …

Lupita Nyong’o Named New Face of Lancome

Lupita Nyong’o Named New Face of Lancome

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage(NEW YORK) — The wins just keep coming for Hollywood’s new “it” girl, Lupita Nyong’o.Fresh off her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o, 31, has now been named the new …

Multi-Billion-Dollar Environmental Damage Settlement Announced

Multi-Billion-Dollar Environmental Damage Settlement Announced

zimmytws/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Federal prosecutors Thursday announced that the parent company of energy producer Kerr-McGee has agreed to pay more than $5 billion to settle environmental contamination claims related to its mining, wood treating and o…

Tesla Seeking to Get Rid of Side-View Mirrors in Cars

Tesla Seeking to Get Rid of Side-View Mirrors in Cars

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tesla wants to eliminate side-view mirrors in cars. The electric car company argues that the change would make cars more aerodynamic and boost fuel efficiency.Tesla has joined an auto industry trade group in se…

Paula Deen Restaurant at Center of Lawsuit Closes

Paula Deen Restaurant at Center of Lawsuit Closes

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Ga., which was co-owned by Paula Deen and her younger brother, Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers Jr., announced on its website it has closed.
The restaurant was at the cent…

IRS Projects Even Fewer Paper Returns this Year

IRS Projects Even Fewer Paper Returns this Year

MattZ90/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Internal Revenue Service says as of March 28, it has received 82 million returns through e-file and 8.3 million paper returns.The agency projects that 23 million returns will be on paper this year, down 7 percent f…

Is That Brand Name Makeup You Bought Online a Knockoff?

Is That Brand Name Makeup You Bought Online a Knockoff?

Photodisc/ThinkstockABC News’ Becky Worley reports:(NEW YORK) — Looking for an online deal on brand name makeup? Be careful: the world of knockoffs isn’t just about purses; makeup that claims to be something it’s really not can be fo…

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