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Trading Ends Lower as Investors Await Friday Jobs Report

Trading Ends Lower as Investors Await Friday Jobs Report

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks closed down but off Thursday’s intraday lows in anticipation of Friday’s employment report.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down a fraction, but flirted with an all-time high just moments before the bell.&nb…

Banana Republic Sued for Allegedly ‘Deceptive’ Discount Signs

Banana Republic Sued for Allegedly ‘Deceptive’ Discount Signs

Cate Gillon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Clothing retailer Banana Republic has been sued for “luring” in shoppers with “deceptive” sale signs outside stores, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles. “Banana Republic deceives consumers and cheats …

Mozilla CEO Resigns After Protests from Gay Marriage Supporters

Mozilla CEO Resigns After Protests from Gay Marriage Supporters

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Mozilla co-founder CEO Brendan Eich, who came under fire this week for donating to a campaign to ban gay marriage in California, has resigned.Eich, who became the CEO of the nonprofit company behind Mozilla F…

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 326K Ahead of March Jobs Report

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 326K Ahead of March Jobs Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims jumped during the last week of March, climbing to 326,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday morning.For the week ending March 29, the number of people filing for benefits rose by 16,000. The previou…

Why Was the Most Interesting Man in the World on Capitol Hill?

Why Was the Most Interesting Man in the World on Capitol Hill?

Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — He doesn’t always come to Washington, but when he does, he prefers to talk landmines.Jonathan Goldsmith, a.k.a. the Most Interesting Man in the World, took a break from saving damsels i…

Senate Panel Keeps Up Attack on GM and CEO Mary Barra

Senate Panel Keeps Up Attack on GM and CEO Mary Barra

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate lawmakers were unforgiving in their attacks Wednesday on General Motors and its top official for allegedly covering up problems with an ignition switch in vehicles linked to 13 deaths.Basically a replay of…

Starbucks Apologizes for Satanic Caramel Drizzle

Starbucks Apologizes for Satanic Caramel Drizzle

Starbucks Corporation(NEW YORK) — Starbucks has apologized to a Louisiana woman who said her coffees were served dark — spiritually speaking — thanks to a barista drawing a pentagram and a “666″ in caramel drizzle on her coffees’ foam.Megan Pinion p…

Tennis Great Andy Murray Is Now a Hotelier

Tennis Great Andy Murray Is Now a Hotelier

Shaun Botterill/Getty Images for HEAD(PERTHSHIRE, Scotland) — World-renowned Scottish tennis player Andy Murray is the owner of the newly refurbished Cromlix hotel, a 34-acre, castle-like mansion, in Perthshire, Scotland.The hotel, just three miles fr…

Man Posts Secret Video of Car Repair, Then Gets Sued

Man Posts Secret Video of Car Repair, Then Gets Sued

iStock/Thinkstock(FENTON, Mo.) — A car dealership in Missouri is suing a customer who is alleged to have secretly recorded repairs and posted the video online.Jim Butler Chevrolet of Fenton, Mo., about 19 miles southwest of St. Louis, claimed in its l…

Stocks Edge Higher After Roller-Coaster Session

Stocks Edge Higher After Roller-Coaster Session

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks were up and down for most of Wednesday’s session but managed to rally for a fourth straight day.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 40 points at 16,573.00. The Nasdaq Composite rose 8 points to 4,276.46…

Amazon Unveils ‘Fire TV’ Streaming Box

Amazon Unveils ‘Fire TV’ Streaming Box

Amazon(NEW YORK) — With the announcement of Amazon Fire TV, an entertainment streaming box, the hottest entertainment battleground is right in your living room. The box, which is not taller than a dime, was unveiled in New York City on Wednesday by Am…

When’s the Last Time You Heard This?

When’s the Last Time You Heard This?

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Home prices in four states– Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Texas, as well as the District of Columbia — broke through their all-time highs. The housing market is still far from making a full recovery in much of…

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Revamping Its Image

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Revamping Its Image

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Start spreading the news. Kraft’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese announced Wednesday that it is adding more fruits and vegetables to its cream cheese brand. In a statement explaining the shift, the company said “American famil…

New Signs of Spring Growth for US Economy

New Signs of Spring Growth for US Economy

Tetra Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More Americans are finding work. The latest payroll report from ADP shows that 191,000 jobs were added by employers last month. That’s back to the average of last year, after a winter slowdown largely blamed o…

Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs over Brake Issue

Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs over Brake Issue

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — Chrysler is recalling 867,795 SUVs after discovering that the brake boosters in these vehicles can corrode, making it more difficult for drivers to come to a stop.The recall involves 2011-2014 Jeep G…

GM CEO Ignites Wrath of Congress

GM CEO Ignites Wrath of Congress

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra did her best to answer questions Tuesday from D.C. lawmakers about a defective ignition switch in millions of cars that has been blamed for at least 13 vehicular fatalities.Howev…

Are Used Car Dealers Selling Cars with Open Recalls?

Are Used Car Dealers Selling Cars with Open Recalls?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You might think when you buy a car from a used car lot that you are hearing everything you need to know about that car.But think again.Carfax, a popular vehicle history reporting service, tells ABC’s Good Morning Ameri…

New Cars Sales Heat Up in March

New Cars Sales Heat Up in March

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As things began to thaw out in March, so did the reluctance of many consumers to pull the trigger on buying a new car.The improving weather brought Americans back to car dealerships with most automakers reporting increased …

Powerball Winner Claims $425.3 Million Jackpot from February

Powerball Winner Claims $425.3 Million Jackpot from February

California State Lottery(LOS ANGELES) — A California man came forward on Tuesday to claim the $425.3 million Powerball jackpot from Feb. 19. B. Raymond Buxton purchased the winning ticket at the Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, Calif., and matched a…

McDonald’s ‘Hamburger University’ Is No Joke

McDonald’s ‘Hamburger University’ Is No Joke

McDonald’s(NEW YORK) — Forget Harvard and Yale, you can get a degree in hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers.It’s a little-known fact outside the McDonald’s Corp. that the fast-food chain runs a program actually called Hamburger University. There a…

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