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Chrysler to Recall Over 200,000 Minivans

Chrysler to Recall Over 200,000 Minivans

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chrysler is recalling more than 280,000 minivans from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.The automaker says the issue is a software problem. The side airbags …

Ferrari Looks to Limit Car Sales and Emails

Ferrari Looks to Limit Car Sales and Emails

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MARANELLO, Italy) — Not long after Ferrari decided to sell fewer cars in 2013, the carmaker is instituting a policy to limit intra-office emails as well.According to a company statement, Ferrari has decided to “place much strict…

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Loses Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Loses Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Reality television star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday and the fourth of July on Thursday, may find celebratory fireworks conciliatory after losing his law…

Same-Sex Couple Pay More of Their Wedding Bills Than Straight Couples

Same-Sex Couple Pay More of Their Wedding Bills Than Straight Couples

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Same-sex couples are more likely to pay for the majority of a wedding themselves, according to a survey by wedding site TheKnot.com and gay news source The Advocate.According to the survey, released last week, a large m…

First Mobile-Only Bank Is Pay-As-You-Wish

First Mobile-Only Bank Is Pay-As-You-Wish

GoBank(NEW YORK) — The first bank that was designed for mobile use launched to the public this week, allowing users to pay what they want in fees.
GoBank, launched by publicly traded Green Dot Corp., has no overdraft or penalty fees. The company says …

Twinkies Set to Return Next Month

Twinkies Set to Return Next Month

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Twinkies will be back on store shelves on July 15, according to an announcement on the company’s website.Hostess Cakes, which went bankrupt last year has been revamped by new ownership. C. Dean Metropo…

What Happens to Student Loan Debt After Death?

What Happens to Student Loan Debt After Death?

JupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) — If the borrower of a student loan dies, is the spouse liable for that loan? The answer is: it depends.With traditional loans, as long as the spouse is not listed as a co-signer or joint account holder, he or s…

Solar-Powered Cellphone Charging Stations Invade NYC

Solar-Powered Cellphone Charging Stations Invade NYC

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New Yorkers are currently adjusting to a spate of new amenities, such as Wi-Fi-enabled subway stations and a bike share program that residents in other cities have enjoyed for some time.
But new to the Big Apple this…

Dead Being Billed for Life Insurance

Dead Being Billed for Life Insurance

iStockphoto(SAN FRANCISCO) — Life insurance for the dead? In a plot that might have been conceived by Fred MacMurray and George A. Romero, the nation’s leading insurance companies continued billing customers for life insurance long after they were dea…

Oscar Mayer Offering Luxury Bacon Box Set for Father’s Day

Oscar Mayer Offering Luxury Bacon Box Set for Father’s Day

Oscar Mayer/ABC News(NEW YORK) — What’s the best way to say happy Father’s Day to your dad? With bacon, of course.
Oscar Mayer is offering a luxury bacon box set as the ultimate expression of love. The gift set consists of raw bacon inside a vel…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing Plants

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing Plants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST HARTFORD, Conn.) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour gun manufacturing plants in Connecticut on Monday and extend an open invitation to manufactures to set up shop in Texas.
During the job tour, Perry will visit the Colt manu…

Lululemon Uses Job Posting to Search for New CEO

Lululemon Uses Job Posting to Search for New CEO

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lululemon is on the hunt for a new CEO to take charge of its “fun and irreverent brand,” but its cheeky job posting may prove to be a tall order for those who aren’t fluent in Sanskrit or define work…

Google’s Project Loon Hopes to Provide Internet Access to Billions

Google’s Project Loon Hopes to Provide Internet Access to Billions

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Google is hoping to connect the entire world to the Internet through the use of giant helium balloons carrying internet antennas into the stratosphere.According to the Washington Post, Google is expected…

Recliner Linked to Infant Deaths Recalled

Recliner Linked to Infant Deaths Recalled

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(NEW YORK) — Baby Matters, the former maker of the Nap Nanny is recalling all of the company’s baby recliners after the products were linked to at least five infant deaths and dozens of babies hanging or falling …

Facebook, Microsoft Release Data on Info Handed Over to Government

Facebook, Microsoft Release Data on Info Handed Over to Government

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When reports of the National Security Agency’s alleged program to gain “direct access” to large amounts of Internet communications (code-named PRISM) was first reported last week, the techno…

US Employers Sitting on Piles of Cash

US Employers Sitting on Piles of Cash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Based on Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor, the jobs market has improved in the past year, but unemployment is still way above average levels. Brian Hamilton, CEO of the financial research firm Sagewo…

Captain America Comic Pitches Skin Care Products

Captain America Comic Pitches Skin Care Products

Courtesy Kiehl’s Since 1851 and artist Admira Wijaya(NEW YORK) — Households in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco were in for a surprise this past week when they opened their newspapers to find a comic book with their favorite superhero advertisi…

Condom Campaign Latest Social Media Marketing Disaster

Condom Campaign Latest Social Media Marketing Disaster

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A condom giveaway hijacked by pranksters: It’s the latest example of a social media marketing campaign gone wrong.Durex recently asked its Facebook followers to pick which city they thought should get Durex SOS Condoms…

Researchers Invent Invisibility Cloak

Researchers Invent Invisibility Cloak

Joseph Ludken/Purdue University(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — Researchers at Purdue University have developed an invisibility cloak that uses time to make things disappear.“A lot of people have seen the invisibility cloak in the Harry Potter movies,&…

GM: ‘Cadillac Is Back’

GM: ‘Cadillac Is Back’

Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — General Motors reported Monday that its iconic luxury car brand is enjoying a bit of a comeback. So far this year, Cadillac sales have increased 38 percent, the biggest such jump since 1976.
“Cadill…

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