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Gas Prices Dip Slightly


FeelPic/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Gas prices dropped slightly from last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday, with the average price of a gallon reaching $2.80.That figure is 90 cents lower than a year ago, the EIA points out.

Leap Second: Why Tuesday Will Be 1 Second Longer and Could Screw Up Your Compute


olegganko/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If Tuesday feels longer an average weekday, you're not imagining it. A leap second will be added to the clock on the last day of June, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handl

Wall Street Losses Wipe Out 2015's Gains Amidst Greek Debt Concerns


JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street began the week on a down note Monday, as all three major indices closed lower, wiping away the year's gains.The Dow Jones finished down 350.33 to a close of 17596.35.The Nasdaq ended the day at

Wayback Burgers Chain Introduces Cricket-Laced Shake


Wayback Burgers(NEW YORK) -- Care for a side of insects with your fries? The trend of bug-infused bites continues to swarm restaurant menus across the country, with the latest entrant appearing at a fast food chain.Wayback Burgers, which operates more tha

Google Plans to Add Railroad Crossings to Its Maps Application


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A potentially life-saving new feature marking the location of railroad crossings will be integrated into Google Maps in the United States.Google will work in tandem with the Federal Railroad Administration to bring

Greece: How People Are Dealing With the Financial Meltdown


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On the brink of a major default on its loans before Tuesday's deadline, Greece shut down its banks Monday and created financial chaos among its citizens.Greeks are limited to cash withdrawals of just 60 euros a day, wor

"GMA" on the Money: Cutting Vacation Costs by Thousands


ABC NewsBy ABC's GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN(NEW YORK) — The Feinstein family of New Jersey hoped to take a vacation to Key West, Florida, this November.But when they priced out the trip, the price seemed astronomically high: $5,780 for a four-night vacati

Matchmaking CEO Admits Hiding Pregnancy in Order to Be Taken Seriously


Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Talia Goldstein was a successful 33-year-old CEO isolated by a secret.“I felt ashamed ... alone ... upset .. scared,” said Goldstein, the CEO of matchmaking company Three Day Rule.“I was pregnant,&r

European Central Bank Declines to Extend Credit to Greek Banks


Patrick Poendl/iStock/ThinkStock(ATHENS, Greece) -- The finances of Greece are teetering on the edge after the European Central Bank declined to extend any more credit to banks.Greeks have been lining up at ATMs to withdraw cash as Greek banks will be clo

TripAdvisor Launches Airport Guides


Tomasz Wyszolmirski/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Your next airport layover or flight delay might be far less brutal -- and it's all thanks to TripAdvisor. The travel giant announced last week it had launched dedicated airport pages for 200 airports arou

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Ranked World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple


Photo by James Devaney/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have only been dating for a short while, but they’ve already reached power couple status. The two were ranked the world’s highest paid celebrity couple of 2015 by For

Same-Sex Marriage: How Companies Responded to Supreme Court's Decision


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough has been renamed to I Dough, I Dough in participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops. Ben and Jerry's photo.(NEW YORK) -- Companies across the country responded with celebration to the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-s

How Tim Cook Reacted to Supreme Court's Decision


Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook, who became the most high-profile business leader in the world to come out as gay, shared his joy Friday at a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gay couples have the constitutional right to marry

Markets End Week on Mixed Note


tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets ended the week on Friday mixed note as investors yet again kept continuing to watch negotiations over Greece’s debt talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,946.68 on Friday, up 56.32 f

Lululemon Recalls Drawstring on Hoodies Due to Face Injury Risk


Lululemon(NEW YORK) -- Lululemon Athletica is recalling elastic draw cords in its hoodies -- not the hoodies themselves -- saying they can cause a possible face injury when snapped back.The draw cords around the neck area have a hard metal or plastic tip.

Facebook Is Still Mostly White and Male, Diversity Report Shows


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook's diversity report released this week shows the typical employee at the social network is still white and male despite a "positive but modest change" reflected in its hiring demographics over the past year

Company Behind Match.com, Tinder Closer to Going Public


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The company behind popular dating sites and apps like Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder announced on Thursday that it is closer to pursuing an initial public offering.IAC/InterActiveCorp said its board of directors has approved

Americans Throw Away $640 of Food Every Year, Survey Says


amanaimagesRF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Imagine buying a small order of fast food fries every day, then tossing it in the trash without eating a single bite. That's about the dollar equivalent of the food each American household throws away daily in the U.S

Do You Know How Much Money Your Partner Makes?


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most surveys find money is the one thing about which couples fight the most. Maybe that's part of the reason why four out of 10 couples don't know their partner’s income, or have a mutual understanding of their financi

What Google's Self-Driving Cars Look Like on the Main Road


The Google Self-Driving Car prototype is seen on the road in Mountain View, California. Google(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) -- A few of Google's cartoon-like self-driving cars began sharing the road with regular vehicles on Thursday around the company's Mountai
High Court Strikes Down EPA Limits on Mercury Emissions
The Supreme Court dealt a setback to the Obama administration's environmental agenda by rejecting EPA rules requiring power plants to cut mercury emissions and other toxic air pollutants.
06/29/2015 10:07:25pm
Supreme Court Denies Google Appeal on Oracle Suit
The Supreme Court denied Google's attempt to overturn a ruling in favor of Oracle in a closely watched case over software copyrights.
06/29/2015 08:17:01pm
Sysco Ends Plans to Merge With US Foods
Sysco abandoned its planned acquisition of rival US Foods following a federal judge's ruling against the deal, forcing the food-distribution giant to find a new strategy for its future that is likely to include smaller acquisitions.
06/29/2015 08:35:40pm
Caesars CEO Defends His Tenure
Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman, who steps down Tuesday, built the casino company into the world's largest before laying off thousands and overseeing the collapse of its main unit into bankruptcy.
06/29/2015 11:29:28pm
H-P Fine-Tunes a Plan to Separate
Hewlett-Packard's team must safely divide a $111.5 billion in annual revenue company that spans 600 locations in 170 countries without compromising the flow of revenue or payments to employees and suppliers.
06/29/2015 09:02:22pm
For Fed to Delay Rate Hikes, Global Tumult Would Need to Infect U.S.
A wave of financial turbulence overseas could delay the Federal Reserve's plans to raise short-term interest rates in the months ahead, but only if it ends up knocking the U.S. economy off track.
06/29/2015 10:44:21pm
Labor Department Expected to Expand Overtime Eligibility
Millions more Americans who work in excess of 40 hours a week will qualify for overtime pay under a proposed rule the Labor Department is expected to unveil Tuesday.
06/29/2015 11:16:43pm
Greece to Default on IMF Payment
Greece confirmed it won't be able to make a $1.73 billion loan repayment to the International Monetary Fund due Tuesday, after its decision to call a bailout referendum cast the country into uncharted waters. Global stock markets declined after Athens imposed capital controls in a bid to prevent a banking collapse.
06/29/2015 05:19:34pm
U.S. Pending Home Sales at Highest Level in Nine Years
A forward-looking indicator of home sales rose to its highest level in more than nine years in May, a sign the housing market is gaining traction after a shaky start to the year.
06/29/2015 07:29:22pm
BIS Warns of Overreliance on Monetary Policy
The Bank for International Settlements issued a warning that the global economy remains too dependent on monetary policy to stimulate demand.
06/28/2015 11:50:33am
 
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Dial N Deal - Friday June 19th 2015
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