October 1, 2014
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vichie81/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A rough week on Wall Street continued Wednesday as all three major indices posted losses for the third consecutive day.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a staggering 238.19 to finished at 16,804.71.The N
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Ebola virus has become the unlikely arbiter of the latest winners and losers in stocks.The first diagnosis of an Ebola patient in the U.S. may be driving airline stocks lower, while shares of pharmaceutical companies mov
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean?Dr. Michael Hansen says he knows. “They don’t me
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you plan to buy a new car or truck soon, October may be a very good time to make the purchase.“Manufacturers released their 2015 models in September,” said Mark LoCastro, director of public relations at DealNe
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek Jeter wasted little time during his newly-christened retirement to tell the world that he's "not a robot" after all.Jeter, frequently mocked for showing little emotion, has launched a new digital company called
iStock Editoria/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Apple Pay set to launch this month and PayPal's plan to split from eBay, a battle is brewing in the world of mobile payments.While PayPal emerged as a mobile payments pioneer in the late 1990s, the allure of Ap
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts (NEW YORK) -- Wednesday kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the travel industry -- from spas to hotels and even one airline -- are going pink.Delta Air Lines painted one plane pink to celebrate and honor breast cance
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- Chrysler continues its recent run of gains, reporting Wednesday that it sold 169,890 units in the U.S. last month, marking the best September sales since 2005. Chrysler credits strong demand for the Ram p
iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- So far this fall, income inequality has not become a major political issue during the midterm election season, most likely to the chagrin of Democrats who were hoping to campaign on it.One of the reasons income inequality hasn
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In spite of polls that show most Americans are still feeling gloomy about the economy, people in the U.S. have spent more in 2014 than they have in the last couple of years and plan to do so right up through the end of the h
Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the world lauded Bill Gates’ foundation for its largest humanitarian pledge ever — $50 million to help in the fight against the spread of Ebola in West Africa — the we
Dynamic Graphics/Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Shares of pharmaceutical companies that produce experimental Ebola drugs spiked in after-market trading on Tuesday following news of the first diagnosis of the deadly disease in the United States.The U.S. C
JaysonPhotography/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday marked another day of losses for Wall Street, as all three major indices closed lower for the second day in a row.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 28.32 to 17,042.90.The Nasdaq slipped
Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- It's not coming out until 2015, but Microsoft offered a peek at what users can expect from the latest generation of the company's operating system called Windows 10.Many keen Microsoft observers will note that the company skipped ov
iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California has become the first state in the country to make it illegal for grocery stores to give out plastic grocery bags.While many cities had already banned the bags, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday bann
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fears that the Ebola virus may spread to more countries in West Africa could also affect one of the region's major exports, cocoa, which has been steadily increasing in price over the last year.About 70 percent of the world'
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Will Ford’s profit warning be the first of many? The share price of the second-largest U.S. auto company plunged more than 7 percent as the firm cut its full-year profits outlook.At a conference call for i
Ello(NEW YORK) -- Say "Ello" to Paul Budnitz.Budnitz, 47, owns a luxury bicycle shop in Burlington, Vermont, that bears his last name. He's also an author, photographer, filmmaker and the owner of Kidrobot, a company that creates toys, apparel and accesso
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- PayPal and eBay are separating to become two independent, publicly-traded companies. An eBay announcement Tuesday said the breakup, to be completed in the second half of 2015, is the "best path for growth a
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The fact that Hawaii is a top honeymoon destination isn't exactly a shocker. Gorgeous beaches, history, luxury hotels -- all without a passport. It's pretty much a no-brainer.According to Facebook check ins, Hawaii's islands
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