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Workers Sue Russell Stover Sue For Overtime Pay

Workers Sue Russell Stover Sue For Overtime Pay

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Employees for Russell Stover Candies Inc. filed a federal wage-and-hour lawsuit against the company, saying they were intentionally mislabeled as sales representatives and none of them “has ever been paid overtime.”Ru…

Newfoundland Pitches Tourism With a Goat on a Horse

Newfoundland Pitches Tourism With a Goat on a Horse

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada) — If nothing says spend your vacation at the most easterly edge of North America more than a goat on top of a horse, then Newfoundland and Labrador should prepare for an influx of tourists.
The province,…

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans Offline

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans Offline

File photo. Image Source/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A non-profit corporation has removed plans for a 3D-printed firearm from its website, saying it was ordered to do so by the U.S. State Department.
“#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the De…

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Inspired by New York Home Port

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Inspired by New York Home Port

Norwegian Cruise Line(NEW YORK) — The cruise industry’s been in the news a lot recently, but not for good reasons. Carnival Cruise Line in particular has had more than its fair share of bad press, starting with the stranding at sea of passengers for f…

McCain Proposes Bill Allowing for ‘A La Carte’ Buying of Cable Channels

McCain Proposes Bill Allowing for ‘A La Carte’ Buying of Cable Channels

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill in the Senate that would let you get HBO without paying for the DFH Network, defying a powerful telecom industry that is vociferously opposed to allowing pay per c…

Urban Outfitters Under Fire for ‘Prescription Shot Glasses’

Urban Outfitters Under Fire for ‘Prescription Shot Glasses’

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(NEW YORK) — Urban Outfitters, known for its quirky clothing and “out of the box” merchandise, is no stranger to the controversy that surrounds their often tongue-in-cheek products. The company’s latest commodities to come …

Cheesy Garlic Bread Wins Lay’s ‘Do Us A Flavor Contest’

Cheesy Garlic Bread Wins Lay’s ‘Do Us A Flavor Contest’

Lays(NEW YORK) — The people have spoken, and Cheesy Garlic Bread it is.
Lay’s Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips will be coming soon to a grocery store near you after the unlikely flavor combination was chosen by voters as their favorite in the potato c…

Google Glass Highlights Tech World’s Gender Disparity

Google Glass Highlights Tech World’s Gender Disparity

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The marketing videos for Google’s Glass show a diverse group of people wearing the digital glasses. But a new website has popped up that points out that the first group of people wearing t…

Apple Offering $10K Prize for 50 Billionth App Download

Apple Offering $10K Prize for 50 Billionth App Download

Image Credit: Apple(NEW YORK) — Apple is celebrating its approach of the 50 billion App Store download milestone with a big contest.Be the lucky user to download the 50 billionth app and Apple will send you an App Store gift card worth $10,000. The ve…

Woman Sues Make Up Company for False Advertising

Woman Sues Make Up Company for False Advertising

Lancome(MONSEY, N.Y.) — Rorie Weisberg, an Orthodox Jewish woman in Monsey, N.Y., takes advertising claims seriously. So when she read copy for Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation, which is supposed to stay on for an entire day and …

Study: One-Third of Facebook Users Deactivate Their Account

Study: One-Third of Facebook Users Deactivate Their Account

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ITHACA, N.Y.) — Over a third of Facebook users take breaks from the site by deactivating their account for reasons ranging from avoiding a boss’s friend request to addiction, according to a new study from …

Frontier Airlines Will Charge Some Customers for Carry-Ons, Soft Drinks

Frontier Airlines Will Charge Some Customers for Carry-Ons, Soft Drinks

Frontier Airlines(DENVER) — Another domestic airline will charge passengers for carry-on bags.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it would begin charging passengers who book tickets on third-party web sites — such as Expedia and Orbit…

Infidelity Dating Site Ashley Madison Uses Mark Sanford in Ad

Infidelity Dating Site Ashley Madison Uses Mark Sanford in Ad

Davis Turner/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Residents of Columbia, S.C., were greeted Tuesday with a new billboard advertising a dating website for married people, which featured an image of former South Carolina governor and admitted philanderer Mark…

Realty Firm Offers Raise for Company Tattoo

Realty Firm Offers Raise for Company Tattoo

Gabriel Chapman(NEW YORK) — Anthony Lolli, founder and owner of Rapid Realty, is giving his employees a chance to show their team spirit and earn some extra cash by getting a tattoo of the company logo on their bodies.Rapid Realty, based in Brooklyn, …

Yahoo Offers Competitive Maternity Perks

Yahoo Offers Competitive Maternity Perks

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Parents and parents-to-be who work at Yahoo will be thrilled to hear news of its new, more generous maternity and paternity leave policy.The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., will give mot…

Apple’s Upcoming iOS 7 May Have New Look

Apple’s Upcoming iOS 7 May Have New Look

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Speculation is rampant about what visual changes Apple may work into the latest version of its mobile device software, iOS 7, set to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, June 10-14.S…

Professional Cuddler Criticized for Business

Professional Cuddler Criticized for Business

iStockphoto(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — They say everybody needs a hug now and then, and one woman is facing criticism over a business she started to address that need.
Jackie Samuel is a professional cuddler. Her business, called The Snuggery, operates out of…

Prom Costs Rise 5 Percent to National Average of $1,139

Prom Costs Rise 5 Percent to National Average of $1,139

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cost of going to prom — the perfect dress or tuxedo, a limo, and pre-dance festivities — has risen to a nationwide average of $1,139.
That figure represents a 5 percent increase from the $1,078 in 2012 that American…

Cincinnati Reds’ Fans Hit Home Run in Free Pizza Deal

Cincinnati Reds’ Fans Hit Home Run in Free Pizza Deal

Fuse/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI, Ohio) — Cincinnati Reds’ fans who love pizza are in luck this season thanks to a red-hot streak from the baseball team’s pitching squad.
Whenever the Reds strike out 11 opposing players, Reds’ tickets holders for that game …

Redesigned $100 Note to Begin Circulation in October

Redesigned $100 Note to Begin Circulation in October

United States Treasury(WASHINGTON) — Benjamin Franklin is getting a make-over.
The Federal Reserve Board announced on Wednesday that a new, redesigned $100 note will go into circulation on October 8, 2013.
The new $100 note has several new security fe…

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