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Investors Assess Latest Batch of Company Earnings to End the Month


tarabird/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks moved lower, to end the month, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings.The Dow closed down 55 points, the NASDAQ fell a fractiona nd the S&P gave up 5 points.Energy stocks were among th

Mark Zuckerberg Announces He's Going to Be a Dad


Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad.The Facebook CEO, 31, announced the happy news on his Facebook wall that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are expecting a daughter. In the p

JetBlue Responds to Family Kicked Off Flight Over Toddler's Seating Arrangement


Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- JetBlue Airlines has responded to the online controversy that erupted after a family says it was kicked off a flight Monday because their 2-year-old son was sitting in his mom’s lap instead of his own seat.The airline told

Texas Man Says His iPhone Survived 9,300-Foot Fall


File photo. (iStock Editorial/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) -- This is one extreme way to lose -- and later find -- your iPhone.Ben Wilson, a Texas businessman, said he was riding in a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane from Houston to Wichita Falls, Texas, on Tuesday w

SoulCycle Planning IPO


Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for SoulCycle(NEW YORK) -- SoulCycle is planning an initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.The company, which began as an indoor cycling studio in N

Amazon's Push-to-Buy 'Dash' Buttons Go on Sale


Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon is bringing its one-click ordering system to everyday life with its Amazon Dash button.The push-to-order buttons are now available to Amazon Prime members for $4.99, with 18 different buttons -- each covering a household pr

Sales of Body Camera Type Worn by Cop Indicted for Death of Samuel DuBose on the


Taser International(NEW YORK) — The type of body camera worn by the Cincinnati police officer accused of murder is seeing robust sales, according to the company, which released its earnings report Thursday.Officer Ray Tensing was arraigned today for

US Economy Grew 2.3% in Second Quarter; Jobless Claims Jump to 267K


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The American economy grew 2.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Commerce Department revealed on Thursday.In another good sign, first quarter growth was revised to show a slight rise of 0.6 percent.Economis

Yahoo Unveils New LiveText Texting App


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You used to just send a text message. Not anymore.Mobile users are flocking to amped-up messaging services like Snapchat, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. The options are myriad and Yahoo is jumping into the fray with an innova

Average Age of Cars in the US Jumps to 11.5 Years


AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are keeping their cars vehicles longer than ever before, new data shows.According to IHS Automotive, the average age of all passenger cars and light trucks in the U.S. is now 11.5 years, a slight increase fr

"Angry Birds 2": What Makes This Version Different


Angry Birds 2 was released Thursday, July 30, 2015. (Rovio)(NEW YORK) — Angry Birds are taking flight once again.The latest edition, Angry Birds 2, includes everything players loved about the first game, with some additional surprises including shar

Topshop Does About-Face on Super Skinny Mannequin


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Topshop is the popular British-based retailer that’s known for its skinny jeans -- and even skinnier mannequins.The retailer is now saying it will no longer use a particular skinny style of mannequin after a co

How a Supermodel Inspired the Luxury Hermes Birkin Bag


MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former supermodel Jane Birkin, who said she no longer wants to be associated with Hermès' Birkin handbag, inspired the ultra-luxury product through a random encounter on a plane.Birkin said she doesn't w
Uber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation
Uber has closed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, reaching the mark faster than Facebook did.
07/31/2015 05:19:21pm
Exxon Mobil Earnings Cut in Half
Exxon Mobil the biggest and richest U.S. oil company, reported a 52% drop in profit for its second quarter, even as lower crude prices drove its refining earnings higher.
07/31/2015 01:06:11pm
Thirsty for Growth, Liquor Giant Taps Africa
Diageo and other global spirits companies are expanding across Africa, targeting even the poorest consumers with liquor made locally and sold cheaply.
07/31/2015 12:22:36pm
Marines Say Costly F-35 Jet Fighter Is Finally Ready
The U.S. Marine Corps said Lockheed's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is finally ready for combat, a milestone for the world's most expensive weapons program.
07/31/2015 02:33:38pm
Lamborghini Plots First Sport-Utility
Italian sports-car maker Lamborghini envisions big changes for its product line and production methods, aiming to build its first sport-utility with components borrowed from parent Volkswagen vehicles.
07/31/2015 02:51:37pm
Crumbling Roads Put a Dent in Drivers' Wallets
Deteriorating state of the nation's highways are adding to auto maintenance costs across the country.
07/31/2015 03:19:16pm
Economy Picks Up but Stays in Its Rut
The U.S. economy emerged from its winter lull with a moderate spring rebound, but the historically sluggish expansion is looking even more sluggish as it enters year seven.
07/30/2015 10:06:53pm
U.S. Labor Costs Rise at Slowest Pace in Three Decades
U.S. labor costs rose at the slowest pace in at least three decades in the spring, a sign of persistently sluggish wage growth that could weigh on the Federal Reserve's decision to raise short-term interest rates.
07/31/2015 02:53:32pm
New Question for Law Grads: When Is a Job Not a Job?
Some law schools have been paying to place graduates in positions, giving them a boost in a national ranking. But the American Bar Association is tightening the rules on how such positions are counted.
07/31/2015 09:36:10am
IKEA Gets Deeper Into the Woods
IKEA is buying forests to wield more control over its most important raw material: wood.
07/31/2015 09:47:38am
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics August 3rd-7th 2015
Monday August 3rd Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - tgf2@psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension/Blair County Facebook Tuesday June 2nd Real Estate Thursday on Tuesday Adam Conrad - Real Estate Thursday Perry Wellington...
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Dial N Deal - Friday July 31st 2015
Dial N Deal returns Friday August 21st Pair of Tickets to THIS Weekend's Windows 10 400 at Pocono One pair of tickets - Section 139, row 16, seats 7 & 8 - to this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway and 2 pit passes ...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics July 27th-31st 2015
Monday July 27th Penn State Altoona Musicologist Jerry Zolten plus special guest Billy Price Tuesday July 28th David Ickes Wednesday July 29th Barry Ickes Thursday July 30th Adam Conrad - Real Estate...
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