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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Rubenstein Communications(NEW YORK) -- In his year-long campaign against the embattled Herbalife company, Wall Street hedge fund manager Bill Ackman secretly promised a disgruntled former company executive as much as $3.6
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Internet didn’t stay broken-hearted from the Heartbleed bug for long.Heartbleed, which even has its own logo, helped raise awareness about online security, and as a result, it appears many sites have now patched se
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street trading climbed higher Tuesday, getting a boost from pharmaceutical companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 65 points at 16,514.37. The Nasdaq Composite gained nearly 40 points at 4,161.46, and the
Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Big hats, big race and even bigger hotel prices. That's according to Trivago.com, a travel website that's tracking prices at Lexington, Ky., hotels over Kentucky Derby weekend.Those prices are tracking high -- an average of $423
ABC/Bob D'Amico(NEW YORK) -- Despite all his successes as an entrepreneur and investor -- owning the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Magnolia Pictures, cable television’s AXS TV and Landmark Theaters -- billionaire Mark Cuban said the lessons from
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- “The bad guys are winning.” That’s a major conclusion in Verizon’s annual data breach report, which looked at cyber break-ins from dozens of firms and analyzed tens of thousands of security incidents.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Home sales fell in March to the lowest level since 2012 thanks to a limited supply of homes and relatively higher prices, according to the National Association of Realtors. In a positive sign, first time home buyers mad
Apple(NEW YORK) -- Talk about a (solar) burn.Apple took a thinly veiled dig at rival Samsung in an Earth Day advertisement.The full-page ad features Apple’s solar farm and the message: “There are some ideas we want every company to copy.&rdquo
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday pitting every major broadcasting company against a start-up technology company -- Aereo Inc. -- that allows subscribers to record and watch live TV broadcast programs over the Interne
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Gas prices are up again across the country, according to new numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.Nationwide, fuel prices are up about 3 cents in the past week to $3.68 a gallon, 15 cents more per gallon that at this ti
Israel Castillo(SAN DIEGO) -- With the proliferation of transportation apps including Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service. That's why there are drivers like Amanda Schrader.If you are a fan of the Harry Potter boo
moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps corporate America is still stuck in a Mad Men world as President Obama has suggested when recently discussing the income disparity between males and females.The website SeekingArrangement.com, which bills itself a
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are really losing it…their smartphones, that is.Consumer Reports questioned 3,100 adults for its annual State of the Net Survey and calculated that 1.4 million smartphones were misplaced in 2013 while a whop
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Video streaming service Netflix plans to increase its subscription rates for new customers, the company announced Monday. Prices for new users would be bumped up by one or two dollars later this quarter, dependin
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Automaker Ford is set to name Mark Fields as its next chief executive officer, according to reports. Fields, the company's current chief operating officer, will take over the position after CEO Alan Mulally retires,
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Apple released a new ad Monday, highlighting a focus on the environment and the conservation of resources. The video, shot on location at Apple facilities, leads the company website's homepage and hints
John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street stocks closed on a high note Monday follow the holiday weekend, with a boost from a promising economic survey. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 41 points at 16,449.25. The Nasdaq Composite ended the
gielmichal/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More people are cutting the cord. The ranks of Americans who no longer get cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years to 7.6 million households, according to a new report by Experian Marketing
zimmytws/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- OtterBox, a company that makes popular protective cases for cellphones and tablets, is writing a big check to the U.S. government. The Fort Collins, Colo.-based company has agreed to pay a $4.3 million fine "to resolve all
kaarsten/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Monday marks a major milestone for Nintendo's Game Boy. The popular hand-held gaming console was first introduced in Japan 25 years ago, on April 21, 1989. Back then, the device had four colors of gray, 8-
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