December 22, 2014
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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ready or not, Christmas is just days away. The time to buy gifts online in time for Christmas Eve is drawing near, but there's still time to order with several retailers -- some of which offer free faster delivery.UP
iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- The Russian ruble has bounced back a bit since last week's disaster, but can the rally last?On Monday, Russian deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said yes, predicting that the ruble will continue rising.But Alexei Kudrin, Rus
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fewer Americans were out shopping for homes last month.The National Association of Realtors announced Monday sales of existing homes in the U.S. dropped 6.1 in November to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.93 million."I think
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- UPS expects to deliver 34 million packages globally on Monday, or 394 packages every second.The company has invested $500 million to avoid last year's failure to deliver millions of packages in time for Christma
Darren Hauck/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite a disappointing start to the holiday shopping rush, with sluggish sales on Black Friday, overall holiday sales are likely rise 4 to 5 percent compared to last year, according to analysts.One likely reason for
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When you take time off from work for the holidays, do you really take time off? The data protection company Zix recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 full-time employees and found that of those who plan to take t
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Renting a car over the holidays?  Be prepared to spend big bucks.A new study examined the car rental rates of 30 popular U.S. destinations over the period spanning December 23 to 27 and found sky-high holiday incre
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Big news for couch potatoes who’ve fallen asleep in front of the TV and missed a show they wanted to watch.  Virgin Media will begin a trial next year on KipstR, a new wearable device that will monitor your p
Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees' Silver Shield Foundation is offering to pay for any and all education expenses for the children of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn.In
Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After a fifteen year run, the New York Yankees are no longer the biggest spenders in baseball.Based on final calculations made by Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were knocked out in the divisional
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some brick-and-mortar stores are doing all they can to offer high-tech in-store shopping and mimic an online shopping experience to draw more customers in.Saturday kicks off the last weekend before Christmas and may actually
Terroa/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday a settlement with T-Mobile for charges that it engaged in "cramming," or the practice of placing unwanted third-party charges on its customers' bills.T-Mobi
tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coming off of the strongest two-day trading in over a year, Wall Street closed the week on a positive note Friday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44.02 to 17822.17.The Nasdaq climbed 20.91 to 4769.31, while
Amazon(NEW YORK) -- Amazon is refusing to give up on its Fire phone and the users who snapped up the device, despite its lackluster debut over the summer.Six months after its release, Amazon has rolled out a software update for the phone that brings with
Verizon(NEW YORK) -- There's nothing worse than being crunched for time while holiday shopping or realizing you forgot someone on your list.Verizon is aiming to solve its subscribers' gift-giving nightmares by allowing them to give anyone a Starbucks gift
Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With less than two weeks to go before the end of the year, both Santa and the "tax man" will be checking their "naughty or nice" lists.To start, remember that you'll get a better sense of where your money is headi
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Atlantic City, New Jersey will not witness the shutdown of another of its famed casinos -- at least for now.Despite failing to negotiate on a $100 million settlement deal to save the floundering boardwalk fixture,
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Call it the great Instagram purge of 2014.Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian, both celebrities who are active on the site, were among the A-listers who lost millions of Instagram followers, but by no fault of their o
AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Thanks to the Sony hack attack, tours of the studio have been suspended.In the wake of the hack, Sony says tours are suspended indefinitely, meaning tourists in Southern California this holiday season are out of luck.
QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a blog post on Thursday, ride-sharing company Uber announced that it would implement new policies in an attempt to increase safety.In the post, titled "Our Commitment to Safety," Uber says it will implement t
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