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Pittsburgh Ice Cream Store Owner’s Banking Business Miffs Regulators

Pittsburgh Ice Cream Store Owner’s Banking Business Miffs Regulators

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Ethan Clay, owner of Whalebone Cafe Bank in Pittsburgh, has offered low-cost banking services with no overdraft fees since January, but the state’s banking regulator is taking issue with his operation. Th…

McDonald’s Will Start Showing Calorie Content Next Week

McDonald’s Will Start Showing Calorie Content Next Week

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Next week, McDonald’s will become the largest fast-food chain in America to start displaying the calorie contents of its food items.The company may be doing consumers’ diet a favor, but there’s another motive: the re…

Walmart Rejects Student Singers on 9/11?

Walmart Rejects Student Singers on 9/11?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — No good deed really does go unpunished, as students from Coconut Palm Elementary in Miramar, Fla., discovered on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.On that day, 75 students ages 7 to 10 — all of whom…

Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Reservations: Easy or Cheesy?

Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Reservations: Easy or Cheesy?

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Parents can make their toy shopping a little easier this year thanks to Toys “R” Us’ new holiday reservation system.  Or maybe not.The company, based in Wayne, N.J., announced on Wednesday a n…

Shrinking Products: Paying the Same for Less

Shrinking Products: Paying the Same for Less

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Big brands are selling smaller products for the same price and one of the many consumers noticing the differences and alerting others is not even old enough to drive.“I usually feel cheated because I’m paying the same …

iPhone 5 Arrives: New Device Is Thinner, Lighter and Longer

iPhone 5 Arrives: New Device Is Thinner, Lighter and Longer

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Behold, the iPhone 5 is here. Apple Inc. today announced its new iPhone, as well as changes to its iPod line and iTunes software, at a press event in San Francisco. In short: The “world’s thinnest smartpho…

iPhone 5 Arrives: New Device Is Thinner, Lighter and Longer

iPhone 5 Arrives: New Device Is Thinner, Lighter and Longer

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Behold, the iPhone 5 is here. Apple Inc. today announced its new iPhone, as well as changes to its iPod line and iTunes software, at a press event in San Francisco. In short: The “world’s thinnest smartpho…

Apple’s iPhone 5 Announcement Leaves Stock Unchanged

Apple’s iPhone 5 Announcement Leaves Stock Unchanged

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The highly-anticipated announcement sent shares of Apple (AAPL) down as the tech company announced the glass and aluminum iPhone 5. Because the build-up and this summer’s speculation over the phone …

Caboodles Brings Back ‘Vintage 1987′ Case

Caboodles Brings Back ‘Vintage 1987′ Case

Caboodles(NEW YORK) — Caboodles, the colorful organizational products company, is giving a plastic-filled dose of nostalgia to children of the ’80s and ’90s, with the celebration of its 25th anniversary.“When people hear about the co…

New iPods Expected to Launch Alongside iPhone 5

New iPods Expected to Launch Alongside iPhone 5

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — It’s already widely known: Apple will take the stage on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to unveil its next iPhone, or what many believe will be called the iPhone 5. But the new iPhone won’t be the only pro…

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD

ABC News(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Amazon has set off a big Fire. The Kindle Fire HD, Amazon’s new souped-up tablet will be bigger, faster and more expensive, the CEO Jeff Bezos announced today at a press event in Santa Monica, Calif. “We haven’t built …

Macy’s Longest-Serving Employee Retires After 73 Years

Macy’s Longest-Serving Employee Retires After 73 Years

Carol Seitz/Macy’s(NEW YORK) — During her first days as an employee at Macy’s Department Store in New York’s Herald Square, Rose Syracuse, then 17 years old, would get lost in the long, intertwining halls and corridors within the landmark …

Ben & Jerry’s Sues Over X-Rated DVDs

Ben & Jerry’s Sues Over X-Rated DVDs

Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank(NEW YORK) — Boston Cream Pie. Peanut Butter D-Cup. Hairy Garcia.No, these are not the latest ice-cream flavors from Ben & Jerry’s. They are the names of X-rated DVDs that have left a sour taste in the mouth o…

Vegetarian-Only McDonald’s Opening in India

Vegetarian-Only McDonald’s Opening in India

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — McDonald’s is planning to open a vegetarian-only restaurant in India, the first ever in the fast food chain’s history.Since Hindus eschew beef and Muslims are non-pork eaters, McDonald’s will debut its premiere no-me…

McDonald’s Mangles Attempt to Reach Ethnic Community in Minnesota

McDonald’s Mangles Attempt to Reach Ethnic Community in Minnesota

Keller Grayson Communications(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — McDonald’s likes to boast that “Nothing can do it like McDonald’s,” but that sentiment apparently failed to get through to the fast-food giant’s ad agency, which report…

Baskin Robbins Introduces Ice Cream Nachos

Baskin Robbins Introduces Ice Cream Nachos

PRNewsFoto/Baskin-Robbins(NEW YORK) — Baskin Robbins has dipped into the world of snacks with their latest, ice cream nachos.The company’s Waffle Chip Dippers dessert uses waffle and brownie chips to dip into vanilla soft serve.  The soft-s…

iPhone 5? Apple Announces Sept. 12 Media Event

iPhone 5? Apple Announces Sept. 12 Media Event

Courtesy of Apple(NEW YORK) — Apple on Tuesday confirmed its widely-rumored Sept. 12 media event, where the company is expected to introduce the next generation of its wildly-popular iPhone — what many are calling “iPhone 5.”“It&rsq…

Ford, GM, Chrysler Report Strong August Sales

Ford, GM, Chrysler Report Strong August Sales

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Consumers may still be exercising caution when it comes to spending money on some things, but last month’s auto sales showed that new cars isn’t one of them.August was a hot month for the auto in…

Lego Friends Triples Sales Despite Feminist Critique

Lego Friends Triples Sales Despite Feminist Critique

Amazon(NEW YORK) — While toymaker LEGO was criticized for perpetuating gender stereotypes with its LEGO Friends toy sets for girls earlier this year, the Danish company has said the controversy may have helped triple sales to girls.Beginning late last…

Labor Day 2012: 8 Biggest Layoff Announcements

Labor Day 2012: 8 Biggest Layoff Announcements

PRNewsFoto/Verizon Wireless(NEW YORK) –  It seems it’s going to be another tough Labor Day for labor. The U.S. unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, with most jobs lost this year from local and federal government.In the private sector, many companies…

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