October 30, 2014
7:43 am
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iStock/Thinkstoc(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims were higher last week, increasing by 3,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Oct. 25, the number of people filing for benefits jumped to 287,0
MariuszBlach/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Internal Revenue Service issued tax guidelines regarding charitable and other relief related to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.The IRS press release notes two tax designations
Cameron Whitman/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would end its recession-era bond purchasing program, noting improvement in the labor market and the financial landscape.According to a press release,
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets fell on Wednesday, following a strong start to the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 31.44 to 16,974.31, falling back below 17,000 just one day after it jumped back over the milestone.The Nasdaq slumpe
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- UPS reps were “horrified” recently when they watched a store’s surveillance video showing one of their drivers treating a package with little care, a store associate said.“[The UPS driver] just basica
CurrentC(NEW YORK) -- CurrentC, the mobile payments solution being tested by Walmart and other retailers, confirmed on Wednesday it has been hacked."Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some
Chrysler(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- Chrysler is recalling 381,876 trucks worldwide over an issue with fuel-heater housings that could lead to a fire.The affected vehicles are mostly in the U.S. and include 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups along with 4500
Victoria's Secret(NEW YORK) — A recently-launched Victoria's Secret campaign is coming under a social media firestorm for what some consider body shaming.The company, long known for featuring beautiful models with enviable figures, may have taken th
NASA/Joel Kowsky(NEW YORK) -- Almost exactly two years before Orbital Sciences' rocket exploded Tuesday during a launch in Virginia, SpaceX founder Elon Musk mocked his competitor, calling its rocket design a "joke."Orbital Sciences Corp., headquartered i
Hewlett Packard(NEW YORK) -- Hewlett Packard unveiled a new computer Wednesday that is so intuitive you probably already know how to use it.Called "Sprout," the dual-screen computer is being billed as a game changer in the desktop market by seamlessly mar
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Are holiday shoppers ready to spend like they did before the Great Recession?A new Gallup poll says that seems to be the case but things could change by Thanksgiving.When asked how much they expect to spend, the average
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Anyone who’s ever owned a dog probably knows about the most dreaded part of walking Fido: the clean-up after your pet has done his business, which usually means carrying around a stinky bag afterwards.Bob Crimmins
ljhimages/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Lowe's plans to test out a pair of "autonomous retail service robots" this holiday season in a hardware supply store in San Jose to study how robotics technology can benefit both customers and employees.A
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As October, which has been a tough month on Wall Street, nears its end, the markets have picked up, with all three major indices posting sizable gains on Tuesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 187.87, finishing the
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Millions of AT&T customers who paid for unlimited data plans faced speeds that were slowed by as much as 90 percent, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission.While the mobile carrier
Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk is guaranteeing the happiness of new Tesla drivers.The CEO of the luxury electric car maker revealed the details of a new "happiness guarantee" on his blog for leasers of the Tesla Model S sedan."If you don't like our c
Taco Bell(NEW YORK) -- It's a dark day for Taco Bell online.The fast food chain has blacked out all of its online presences -- we're talking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and even its website is completely black -- to announce its new mobile orderi
Moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Drivers are so happy about gas prices dipping below $3 that they are tweeting photos at the pump. And they have U.S. oil production and European economic concerns to thank.The weekly national average was $3.06 for regular
Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Twitter is growing in global popularity, but not enough for skittish investors.The social media and mobile messaging company’s shares plunged more than 11 percent despite a jump in third-quarter revenue that more than
Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The latest ride-sharing service is called Shuddle, but it's not for everyone. It's sort of like Uber for kids.Shuddle is a ride-sharing app for families that launched in San Francisco this month. The service allows parents t
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