August 20, 2014
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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Chulews -- Mike, Rebecca and 2-year-old Veronica -- recently went on a summer vacation for practically free. Their gas, flight, hotel and even their meals were about 80 percent off.  That’s because the Chulews of Texas
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Who says millennials are turning their backs on car ownership?Although they may not be as infatuated with the compact cars from their early years, this generation seems to be increasingly enamored with crossover
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As if the world didn’t have enough problems, now it has to deal with a hazelnut shortage.For fans of Nutella, the popular hazelnut chocolate spread, the news could be dire.Since Nutella maker Ferro Group uses about 25
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced new consequences on Tuesday related to Standard Chartered Bank's failure to resolve anti-money laundering compliance problems in connection with
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Samsung Electronics America has agreed to pay $2.3 million to "resolve allegations" against the company.According to the Department of Justice, Samsung had been accused of causing the submission of false claims for prod
McDonald's(NEW YORK) -- McDonald's and Kraft Foods Group plan to bring McCafe coffee to retail outlets next year, offering consumers a chance to enjoy Mickey D's coffee at home.According to a press release, customers will find ground, whole bean and on-de
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks climbed again on Tuesday, following up Monday's gains with slightly smaller leaps on Tuesday, propelled by strong residential construction figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.The Dow Jones industr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fantasy football-playing employees may cost businesses more than $13 billion in workplace productivity this year, but a competitive fantasy player who has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from his hobby says people ar
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(REDMOND, Wash.) -- The Microsoft Board of Directors just got a lot quieter.Former CEO Steve Ballmer, known for his excitable screaming, stepped down from the company's board on Tuesday to focus on other endeavors -- like bei
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When Grandpa's last will and testament is read, it may include his digital assets -- if he lived in Delaware.A new law allows Delaware residents to bequeath their digital accounts to their heirs, just as they would
Scott Olson/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The latest sign of U.S. economic revival comes in the second-quarter earnings report by America’s biggest home improvement chain. The Home Depot announced on Tuesday net sales of $23.8 billion in the three months
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Flappy Bird addicts finally have their new fix.Swing Copters, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Flappy Bird, comes a little more than six months after creator Dong Nguyen yanked the game from app stores because he believed
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Orange juice sales continue to drop as consumers turn to other drinks for refreshment. The Wall Street Journal reports sales of OJ in the U.S. dropped to the lowest level on record last month.According to Nielsen data publis
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Google made its initial public offering 10 years ago Tuesday, the company set out on a path that has continually redefined how the world interacts with technology.Raising $1.2 billion from its from its public
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is having a dramatic effect on shares of Taser International Inc.The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company, best known for its electroshock “stun” guns, has seen its share price jump
iStock/Thinktock(NEW YORK) -- Even if retirement is decades down the road, it's never too early to start saving, according to financial planners.However, a good portion of Americans haven't put a single dime away for their golden years.The latest Bankrate
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the days since Robin Williams' death, a petition on has received over 100,000 signatures calling for the comedian and actor to be made a character in a Nintendo video game.Specifically, the petition n
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street began the week on a positive note, with all three major indices climbing on Monday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 175.83, to a close of 16838.74.The Nasdaq jumped 43.38 to 4508.31, while the S&P 5
Kirk Schlea/Kentucky Distillers’ Association(NEW YORK) -- On the 50th anniversary of Congress' declaration that bourbon was "America's native spirit," Kentucky is producing the most bourbon since 1970. The last time production reached these levels,
Girls Scouts of the USA(NEW YORK) -- Girl Scouts of the USA may be best known for selling delicious cookies door to door each year. But when it comes to summertime activities, the organization is thinking way outside the box these days.At new Girl Scouts
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