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Facebook to Increase Ad Targeting

Facebook to Increase Ad TargetingDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is hoping to increase its advertising revenue by gathering even more information about its users.The social media website rolled out a new tool on Wednesday that will assist advertisers in t...

Girl Scouts in Idaho Denied Sales Tax Exemption on Cookies

Girl Scouts in Idaho Denied Sales Tax Exemption on CookiesGiuliana Nakashima/The Washington Post/Getty Images(BOISE, Idaho) -- Idaho Girl Scouts seeking to get an exemption from sales tax on their famous cookies were thwarted by the Idaho state senate this week. Idaho puts a 22 cent sales tax on every box of ...

Washington State Banks Faced With a Pot Dilemma

Washington State Banks Faced With a Pot DilemmaiStockphoto(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- Now that marijuana has been legalized in Washington State, banks, which are federally regulated, are in a tough position as marijuana is still banned by federal laws. Bank tellers are instructed and trained not to accept ...

Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells for Record $2.1 Million

Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells for Record $2.1 MillioniStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The most sought-after and valuable baseball card ever made, the 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card, sold for a record-breaking $2.1 million in an online auction on Saturday morning. The card was being auctioned by Goldin Auctions, ...

First Underwater Spa Opens in the Maldives

First Underwater Spa Opens in the MaldivesHuvafen Fushi resort(MALE, Maldives) -- Why bother with a seaside massage when you can have an under-the-sea massage? Huvafen Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives, is home to what it claims is the world's first underwater spa. The spa, named LIME, ha...

Signed Iconic Beatles Album Auctioned for $290,500

Signed Iconic Beatles Album Auctioned for $290,500iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A copy of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album autographed by all four band members has shattered expectations at auction.The iconic album was sold Saturday for $290,500 by...

Google Doodle Honoring Cesar Chavez is Not a Big Shift for Google

Google Doodle Honoring Cesar Chavez is Not a Big Shift for GoogleGoogle(NEW  YORK) --  Google chose to honor legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez with one of their Google Doodles – the temporary homepage logos used to commemorate certain days -- because it's his birthday on Sunday.On most days, the mo...

Bank of Cyprus Depositors Could Lose More Money Than Expected

Bank of Cyprus Depositors Could Lose More Money Than ExpectedHemera/Thinkstock(NICOSIA, Cyprus) -- Wealthy depositors in the Bank of Cyprus could lose even more of their savings than initially expected.According to BBC News, depositors with over 100,000 euros could lose as much as 60 percent of their money in or...

Letters from ‘Lost’ Marilyn Monroe, Angry John Lennon Headline Auction

Letters from ‘Lost’ Marilyn Monroe, Angry John Lennon Headline AuctioniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A letter from a “lost” Marilyn Monroe to mentor Lee Strasberg and one from an irritated John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney are among the hundreds of historical objects set to be auctioned on May 30.I...

$1M Powerball Winners Share the Wealth with Coworker

$1M Powerball Winners Share the Wealth with CoworkerPhoto by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(PLANTATION, Fla.) -- When Jennifer Maldonado went to work on Sunday at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation, Fla., she was greeted with hooting and hollering.That’s because on Saturday night, her ...

Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic CostChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What is the cost to gay people of not being allowed to marry? A University of Massachusetts economist believes the lifetime cost averages $500,000 per couple.Professor Lee Badgett, director of the University o...

Online Sales Tax Breaks May End

Online Sales Tax Breaks May EndRyan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Consumers in many states may soon have to say goodbye to tax-free online shopping. By a large bipartisan majority, the Senate voted for an amendment to the budget bill, which would require all retailers to c...

Bailout Plan Could Avert Economic Collapse in Cyprus

Bailout Plan Could Avert Economic Collapse in CyprusHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cyprus has seemingly avoided economic disaster by agreeing late Sunday to a bailout plan which will provide the island nation with a bailout of approximately $13 billion.Time was of the essence, as failing to reach an agr...

Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring Sells for Nearly $1 Millionn

Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring Sells for Nearly $1 MillionnOsenat(FONTAINBLEAU, France) -- The engagement ring that a young Napoleon bought for his fiancée Josehine sold at an auction house outside of Paris for nearly $1 million on Sunday. The Osenat auction house sold the ring to a bidder who wanted to...

Billionaire Oil Executive’s Divorce Could Be Most Expensive of All Time

Billionaire Oil Executive’s Divorce Could Be Most Expensive of All TimeABC News(NEW YORK) -- The man that Forbes calls the 35th richest American is getting divorced, and it could split up control of the nation’s fastest growing oil company and result in a record-breaking settlement. Harold Hamm, 67, is a self-made m...

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with Mastectomies

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with MastectomiesElizabeth Lippman for Alloro(NEW YORK) -- They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in Laurel Kamen's case, it certainly was.After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011, Kamen underwent a mastectomy. On the eve of her surgery, a...

Cyprus Crisis Boosting Value of Bitcoins

Cyprus Crisis Boosting Value of BitcoinsLuis M Molina/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Currency markets are keeping close track of Cyprus' banking crisis and are braced for possible repercussions, but one currency has thrived in the chaos and zoomed in value -- Bitcoins.A Bitcoin is a digital curre...

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 Million

Powerball Jackpot Totals $320 MillionPhoto by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just because your March Madness bracket is busted doesn't mean you should stop pressing your luck.There's still time to purchase a ticket for Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing and the chan...

Florida Bomb Shelter for Sale as ‘Ultimate Man Cave’

Florida Bomb Shelter for Sale as ‘Ultimate Man Cave’Coldwell Banker Commercial Schlitt Murphy(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) -- A relic of the 1960s Cold War nuclear scare is a real life bomb shelter in Ft. Pierce, Fla. It’s recently gone up for sale and could be all yours for just $499,500. Real estate broker...

How Golfer Arnold Palmer Became a Drink to an Entire Generation

How Golfer Arnold Palmer Became a Drink to an Entire GenerationABC News(NEW YORK) -- With his unmistakable swing – and charm – seven-time major champion Arnold Palmer helped bring professional golf into the television era.In fact, Tiger Woods and other professional golfers teed off today for the first ...

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