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Report: Apple Streaming Music Service Set to Launch

Report: Apple Streaming Music Service Set to Launch

Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple seems to be getting closer to giving the streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora, a run for their money.According to The New York Times, Apple is pushing ahead with licensing deals with m…

Twitter’s Vine App Comes to Android

Twitter’s Vine App Comes to Android

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Android phone owners, your time to shoot and share six-second video clips has come. Twitter on Monday announced that its Vine app, which allows users to capture six seconds of video and then share it with friends on …

Apple’s App Gap May Disappear

Apple’s App Gap May Disappear

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Apple faces challenges on two fronts in the near future — from Google and in the courts. The tech company’s big competitive advantage may soon disappear. Within months, Apple may no longer be …

Chemist Hopes ‘Artificial Leaf’ Can Power Civilization

Chemist Hopes ‘Artificial Leaf’ Can Power Civilization

SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Imagine an artificial leaf that mimics photosynthesis, which lets plants harness energy from the sun. But this leaf would have the ability to power your homes and cars with clean energy using only sunlight …

Five Money Conversations to Have Before Marriage

Five Money Conversations to Have Before Marriage

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You finally found your soul mate — someone who is sympathetic, nurturing, loving and caring. You’re ready to tie the knot. But before you say, “I do,” can you honestly say, “We did?” No, I’m not talking about that. I a…

Starbucks to Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet of Cafes

Starbucks to Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet of Cafes

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starting on Saturday, smoking will be banned with 25 feet of any company-owned Starbucks cafes in the United States and Canada.In order to create a more healthy and comfortable environment, the chainis a…

Beef Prices Rising as Farmers Deal with Demand, Drought

Beef Prices Rising as Farmers Deal with Demand, Drought

Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s that time of year when Americans start firing up the grill, but the sound of sizzling beef burgers seems to be fizzling, thanks to a rise in the cost of beef.A ground beef burger now costs $3.26 per pou…

Google Announces HTC One with Clean Version of Android

Google Announces HTC One with Clean Version of Android

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google has taken another step in its efforts to sell Android phones that run the software as it intends it.At the All Things D conference, Google Android and Chrome OS chief Sundar Pichai announced the HTC …

With Mortgage Rates Rising, Homeowners Consider Refinancing

With Mortgage Rates Rising, Homeowners Consider Refinancing

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With fixed mortgage rates the highest in a year, homeowners may have missed the boat on the record-low mortgage rates of the last year, but there’s no need to panic if you’re still considering refinancing, said Frank …

Beer Cans Create Puerto Rican Day Parade Controversy

Beer Cans Create Puerto Rican Day Parade Controversy

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Critics of Coors Light’s participation in New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade have vowed to continue their protest, despite a call by parade organizers that they stand down.Complaints by Manhattan politicians and advo…

Abercrombie Apologizes, Meets with Teens to Address Controversy

Abercrombie Apologizes, Meets with Teens to Address Controversy

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The viral backlash against Abercrombie & Fitch for refusing to offer larger sizes for their customers, and for the controversial remarks made by their CEO, Mike Jeffries, isn’t going away.&…

Storage Units Easy Prey for Thieves

Storage Units Easy Prey for Thieves

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Across the country, people are losing the items they’ve placed in storage units.Surveillance video at one Missouri storage unit shows a pair of thieves operating in broad daylight. The thieves take out a bolt c…

Apple Files $53 Million Settlement over Water Damage Policy

Apple Files $53 Million Settlement over Water Damage Policy

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(CUPERTINO, Calif.) — Apple Inc. has filed a $53 million preliminary class settlement agreement in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, potentially allowing $200 refunds to iPhone and iPod Touch customers who cla…

Ace Hardware to Open Stores in Afghanistan

Ace Hardware to Open Stores in Afghanistan

Ace Hardware(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Ace Hardware thinks there’s money to be made in Afghanistan.The U.S.-based retail chain is apparently not too worried by the still tenuous security situation in the war-torn country and has enlisted one of Afghanista…

Home Prices Highest Since April 2006

Home Prices Highest Since April 2006

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Home prices in cities around the country surged 10 percent in the past year to highs that haven’t been seen since the end of the housing bubble.Prices around the country rose the most since April 2006, though in most pla…

Smart Gun Technology Allows Owners to Control Safety with App

Smart Gun Technology Allows Owners to Control Safety with App

Yardarm(NEW YORK) — Following TrackingPoint’s “smart rifle,” which has tracking and digital optic technology to create for a more precise shot, a California-based company has demonstrated a different type of smart gun technology.Yardarm has introduced…

Feds Reject Airline CEO’s Severance Deal

Feds Reject Airline CEO’s Severance Deal

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Too darn high! That’s the unofficial reaction to a sweet severance deal for the CEO of American Airlines. The proposed merger of American and US Airways Group calls for CEO Tom H…

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes for Delivery Man’s Racist Voicemail

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes for Delivery Man’s Racist Voicemail

Photo by Hemant Chawla/The India Today Group/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — Papa John’s Chairman and CEO John Schnatter apologized to a customer in Sanford, Fla., on Tuesday for a racist rant a Papa John’s delivery man inadvertently left on the custome…

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches Fire

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches Fire

Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(FREEPORT, Bahamas) — Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas were awakened and sent to their muster stations after a fire on one of the cruise ship’s decks early Monday morning. No injuries were reported.
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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches Fire

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches Fire

Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(FREEPORT, Bahamas) — Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas were awakened and sent to their muster stations after a fire on one of the cruise ship’s decks early Monday morning. No injuries were reported.
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