April 18, 2014
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Walmart(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart announced on Thursday that it’s entering the market, leaving competitors shaking in their boots. Walmart-2-Walmart will be available to customers on April 2
Zola(NEW YORK) -- Couples heading to the altar can now add items from multiple stores to one simple registry.Brides-to-be can use their smartphones to scan the bar codes of products in any store or add links from online retailers with the new app from Zol
Courtesy Cary Brazeman(PALM SPRINGS, Calif.) -- Turns out crowdfunding can be used for way more than the creation of a hands-free cookie dunker.For the first time, a hotel is using crowdfunding to make guests partial owners and, in the process, expedite i
Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint. The retail chain was a
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street stocks rolled to a mixed finish to end the short week before a holiday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 16 points at 16,408.54. The Nasdaq Composite finished up 9 points at 4,095.52. The S&P 500 e
Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Can companies limit your right to sue if you "like" them on Facebook or download a coupon from their website? A number of companies are including fine print in their terms of service that apply to some of the most "trivial" of consum
Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Get out your checkbooks: a San Francisco creamery is offering an ice cream sundae that costs $3,333.33.Yes, you read that right. Three Twins Ice Cream coined the treat, which is just three scoops of organic
ABC Inc.(NEW YORK) -- LeBron James' reign as "King James" continued this season, after the Miami Heat forward topped the list of NBA jersey sales for the sixth time.The rankings are based on overall retail sales through the NBA's online store during the 2
David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The corporate earnings season is still young, but the latest reports are already revealing some striking trends. Troubles in toyland are among them.Mattel’s report reveals that weak Barbie sales are one reason f
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For so many of QVC’s viewers, Lisa Robertson is the host with the most.Robertson, 48, is one of the shopping channel’s most popular personalities. Every week, the former Miss Tennessee sells the latest
glegorly/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims climbed slightly last week but still remained at a near seven-year low, the Labor Department reported Thursday morning.For the week ending April 12, the number of people filing for benefits rose by 2,000 t
Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many consumers may not know this, but the largest cost of owning a car is depreciation.According to new research from the auto price valuation firm ALG, the process begins on day one.Consider a new car or SUV tha
Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Center for Auto Safety says according to its analysis of documents General Motors turned over to Congress, GM designed an adequate ignition switch but rejected it in favor of a cheaper, less safe option in 2
Sandra Mu/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- This is not a drill: KFC plans to bring back its infamous Double Down starting April 21, reports USA Today. In case you forgot what this glorious creation includes, it’s a bunless “sandwich” that uses
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What a difference a day makes. Solid earnings reports and a smaller slowdown in China's growth than many had feared pushed stocks higher for the third day in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,424.85 -- a 1
Google(NEW YORK) -- Google's "Project Ara," an affordable smartphone with swappable and customizable hardware, could be the next big thing to shake up the mobile market. Details of the phone were unveiled at the first Ara developer's conference on Tuesday
Dominos(NEW YORK) -- In a world of crazy food mash-ups with one chef outdoing the next, Dominos has officially entered the arena. Let us introduce what the brand calls its new “specialty chicken,” which is fried chicken covered with traditiona
Google(NEW YORK) -- The hot item at Tuesday’s one-day-only Google Glass public sale was the “cotton” colored frames, which sold out in a matter of hours once the wearable tech devices became available.The sale was part of an expansion of
Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Not too many convenient stores are popular enough to have their own fan clubs, but Wawa is. Most people from Philadelphia, where Wawa originated, will argue that it’s more than a place to bu
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What are the best places to work in the U.S.? There's no lack of lists claiming to answer this question. Earlier Wednesday, Business Insider released its list of the 50 best places to work. It has little in common with Fortu
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