July 29, 2014
1:06 am
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iStock/Thinkstock(PARAMOUNT, Calif.) -- How does a popular YouTube star who calls his six-figure comedy talents "obscene" spend his money?Timothy DeLaGhetto typically entertains his 2.5 million subscribers with sex jokes and television parodies. By contr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Student debt may be at a record high, but in many cases, a college degree will improve your chance of getting a good job.  A new survey by Money magazine looked at the cost-benefit analysis of colleges, and found that n
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  More than 35 percent of Americans are facing debt collectors.A study by the Urban Institute suggests that more than one in three Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, as
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Victoria Bond once received a call from her husband's parents asking if she knew she had been featured in their local Midwestern penny saver as the face of Dulcolax, a laxative for women. She did not.Bond spent one day in
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Home prices are going up, but not as fast as they were rising last year.According to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday, house prices rose by just over 1% in May from the month before, and are selli
Eamonn McCormack/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- The word on the high-end realty block is that Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone is ready to sell the nearly 57,000-square-foot Hollywood mansion she purchased from Candy Spelling in 2011.Ecclestone, 25, called
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets moved lower on Tuesday as investors  wait for a batch of key economic reports later this week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 70.48 points, closing at 16,912.11. The Nasdaq fell 2.21 points to 4,442.7
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The airline industry is making more money after several difficult years during the recession. United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines all reported record second quarter profits, thanks to increased fares and fees.&ldq
iStock/Thinsktock(WASHINGTON) -- For many Americans, a long distance car trip is a cheaper option than flying as gas prices are falling quickly across the country.The U.S. Energy Department says the average price of regular gas fell 5 cents a gallon last
Southwest media / Stephen M. Keller (NEW YORK) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting that Southwest failed to comply with federal safety regulations while making repairs to its Boeing 737's.Starting in 2006, Southwest gave 44 of its planes w
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of Facebook's recent admission of toying with users' emotions, another site revealed Monday that it, too, likes to "experiment on human beings" -- and lie to them.OkCupid founder Christian Rudder published a bl
McDonald's press photo(WASHINGTON) -- Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the dollar menu?In Washington this week that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who a
Virgin America Press(NEW YORK) -- Virgin America is coming to Wall Street.Virgin America has filed for an initial public offering of its shares.The California-based airline flies to 22 airports in the United States and Mexico. Its fleet of 53 planes has p
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The stock market is trying to recover after last week's losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 21.77 points ending the day at 16,982.34 and the S&P 500 went up .55 to 1,978.89. Nasdaq fell 4.65 points on Monday,
Zillow/Trulia(NEW YORK) -- Zillow says it plans to buy its online real estate rival, Trulia, for $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal. “Consumers love using Zillow and Trulia to find vital information about homes and connect with the best local real es
Dollar Tree/Family Dollar | ABC News Illustration(NEW YORK) -- Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar in a deal valued at approximately $8.5 billion.The combined company would operate more than 13,000 discount stores.Shares of Family Dollar jumped more than
Greyhound(NEW YORK) -- Riding the bus is cool. Or, at least, that's what Greyhound, the country's largest intercity bus transportation provider, is on a mission to prove.Having celebrated its 100th birthday in May, the company has completely refurbished i
Hemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- They may not have the big recognizable names but generic brand products deliver big savings.Yet, a study by economists from the University of Chicago and Tilburg University in the Netherlands points out that many Americans ar
ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney's Frozen was the highest grossing movie of 2013 but one of its directors was an anomaly.According to a new study, Jennifer Lee was among the very, very few women who helmed a big film last year.In fact, just under tw
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(SPRINGDALE, Ark.) -- Tyson Foods will close three of its facilities by the middle of 2015 in an effort to "improve the performance of its prepared foods business."According to a release from the company, Tyson will close p
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