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Apple to Replace AT&T on Dow Jones Industrial Average

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Apple has ousted AT&T -- at least on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Friday it would be adding Apple to the Dow's 30 companies, replacing AT&T on March 18.“A

Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.5% as 295K Jobs Added in February

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs to their payrolls in February, marking the 12th straight month with job gains above 200,000, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.The figure exceeded economists' expectations, who

Three Red Flags that a 'Mortgage Rescuer' Is Really a Fake

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many homeowners were hit hard in the recession, as they fought to stay in their homes amid job losses and declining incomes. And sadly, those struggling homeowners have become easy marks for “mortgage rescue&rd

Tax Tip: Flexible Spending Accounts

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are reaping the benefits of having access to flexible spending accounts through their employer."They're fabulous deals, because with a FSA for either health care or childcare, those are the two kinds of

Apple Watch Frenzy: What to Expect from Monday's Event

Apple(NEW YORK) -- The frenzy surrounding Apple Watch will likely reach a new high on Monday when the company holds an event in San Francisco where it's expected they'll reveal more information about the hotly anticipated wearable.Apple will live stream i

Etsy CEO Says IPO, Mass Production Won't Ruin Website's 'Handmade Ethos'

Courtesy Etsy(NEW YORK) -- Etsy's move to allow manufactured goods on the expanding "handcrafted" goods site and now its initial share offer has some sellers less than thrilled about its corporate direction. Some sellers say they are taking their business

How This Bakery Helps Military Vets Re-Enter the Workforce

Dog Tag Bakery(WASHINGTON) -- Some disabled veterans are getting sick of the “disabled part.”“We might have a ‘disability,’” retired Sgt. Maj. Sedrick Banks told ABC News. “But it’s not about your disability

Who's Getting Your Money? Five Signs a 'Charity' Is Really a Scam

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many Americans make it a point to assist victims of natural disasters, donate to fight diseases and give money to help veterans. But their generosity is also noticed by scam artists, who want a piece of that action. The Federa

US Stocks Rise On Earnings Reports

NikolayPeev/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks moved slightly higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and financial companies.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Thursday at 18,135.72, up 38.82 from its open. The Nasdaq also

What Ringling Bros. Circus Will Be Like Without Elephants

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Without Asian elephants, the show will still go on at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circuses, though fans will likely also say goodbye to its "woolly mammoth."The 145-year-old "Greatest Show on Earth," owned by

Facebook Users from Birth: Why Some Kids Are Already Online

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Meet Clementine. The smiling Brooklyn, N.Y., baby has her own Facebook page that includes photos of her at a birthday party, meeting a zoo animal and posing at the beach.Rebecca Winkel adopted Clementine two years ago. Her daughter's

Social Media Rage for Fliers Experiencing Hours-Long Hold Times

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The winter storm and resulting snowfall accumulation from Texas to Long Island, N.Y., has crippled air travel and produced excruciatingly long telephone wait times for people whose flights have been canceled or changed.Almos

Peeps-Flavored Milk Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Prairie Farms(NEW YORK) -- Easter’s around the corner, which means an influx of everyone’s favorite chick-shaped marshmallows are hitting shelves.This year, though, there’s a new product for the Peeps fanatics out there: Peeps-flavored m

Robocall Trojan Horse Hides Cruise Offer in Political Survey

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A widespread telemarketing scheme in which companies bombarded American consumers with billions of calls for a purported political survey was actually a tricky and illegal plot to sell cruise travel packages, the Federa

Tax Tip: Frequent Mistakes on Tax Returns

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Being organized may help avoid common mistakes when filing tax returns."I think the biggest mistake people make is a failure to plan,” says Tom Wheelwright, the CEO and founder of CPA firm Provision.Wheelwright recomme

Jobless Claims Jump to 320K

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims were slightly higher last week, increasing by 7,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Feb. 28, the number of people filing for benefits climbed to

Mobile World Congress: The Biggest Hits From Barcelona

Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- This year's Mobile World Congress has proven it's going to be a great year for technology. From smartphones that push the limits of design and capability to gadgets that can make wired lives easier, the annual event in Barcelona pro

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the One Question He Asks Before Hiring a New Facebook Em

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Mark Zuckerberg is involved in bringing a new employee into Facebook, the CEO said the answer to one simple question helps him determine whether the person would be a good fit: Would I be happy worki

NBA Teams With Sheryl Sandberg to 'Lean In' for Women and Equality

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir interviewed Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on a basketball court – a location Sandberg dubbed as “perfect.” The setting complemented the recent init

Dow Suffers Worst Day Since January As Markets Drop

JaysonPhotography/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat report on job creation did little to help the markets as stocks moved lower on Wednesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Wednesday at 18,096.90, down 106.47 from its open. The Na

K-Cup Inventor Admits He Doesn't Use 'Expensive' Coffee Pods

Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- John Sylvan, the inventor of K-Cups, admits he doesn't use his hugely popular product and laments their impact on the environment.Sylvan not only laments that K-Cups, which are found in many households and offices around the coun

Apple Bests Samsung in Global Smartphone Sales

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Apple bested chief rival Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011, selling nearly 75 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to research firm Gartner.The larger-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Project Morpheus: Sony Reveals Latest Prototype of Gaming Headset

Sony(NEW YORK) -- Get ready for gaming to enter another world. Sony on Wednesday unveiled the latest prototype of its Project Morpheus gaming headset and revealed that consumers could strap on the device as early as the first half of next year.While the v
Apple Pay Stung by Low-Tech Fraudsters
Apple's new mobile-payment system has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using credit-card data stolen in recent breaches of big retailers.
03/06/2015 11:24:10am
U.S. Furniture Store Sets Sights on Asian Expansion
Low prices and speedy production have made Ashley by far the biggest U.S.-based furniture maker and retailer. Now, it is turning its sights on Asia as it outgrows the McMansion.
03/06/2015 06:16:24am
Bidding War Yields Rich Price for Biotech
The multibillion-dollar sales potential of a cancer drug that Pharmacyclics chanced upon nine years ago prompted a three-way bidding war that culminated late Wednesday in AbbVie's $21 billion deal to buy the biotech.
03/06/2015 04:44:24am
Apple to Join Dow, Replacing AT&T
Apple will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average this month, a long-anticipated change that adds the world's most-valuable company to the 119-year-old blue-chip index.
03/06/2015 12:23:00pm
FDA Approves First Generic Biotech Drug
The FDA approved its first "biosimilar" drug, a decision expected to launch a new industry of lower-cost versions of expensive drugs that could help the U.S. curb its $375 billion in yearly drug spending.
03/06/2015 11:49:12am
Google Snubs Robotics Rivals
Google is the hottest company in the robotics business, but it wants no part of a Pentagon-backed robot-building contest. Its decision to drop out of the competition has irked some robotics experts.
03/05/2015 08:56:59pm
Google Wireless Plan Has One Catch
Google's planned wireless service will work only on the company's latest Nexus brand smartphone and not on other phones using the Android operating system.
03/05/2015 10:38:45pm
Limits Sought on GMO Corn as Pest Evolves
U.S. regulators are proposing limits on the planting of some genetically engineered corn to combat a voracious pest that has evolved to resist the bug-killing crops, a potential blow to makers of biotech seed.
03/06/2015 09:51:08am
SAP to Cut Jobs Amid Transition
SAP said it plans job cuts that could affect as much as 3% of its current global workforce, as the German software company transitions from offering installed applications to a cloud-based business model.
03/06/2015 08:42:20am
Alcoa Studies Capacity Reductions
Alcoa said it is considering closing or divesting itself of some of its smelting and refining operations as part of a continuing effort to improve its profitability.
03/06/2015 09:06:24am
The 11th Hour - Guest & Topics March 2nd-6th 2015
Monday March 2nd Police and the Public Tuesday March 3rd David Ickes Wednesday March 4th The 11th Hour's Annual Tax Info Show with IRS Agent Jennifer Jenkins Have you been a victim of a tax fraud scheme? Contact this...
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Dial N Deal - February 27th 2015
Xbox One Games Middle-Earth Shadow of Morridor - $30 Destiny - $20 Hallo Master Chief Collection - $40 Nike AirMax 2014 Athletic Shoes size 13, new, never worn, grey and silver - $100 OBO Christopher, Altoona 232-9456 Quilt-Making...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics Feb 23rd-27th 2015
Monday Feb 23rd Barry Ickes Tuesday Feb 24th   David Ickes Wednesday Feb 25th including Mike Huckabee Thursday Feb 26th Adam Conrad - Real Estate Thursday Perry Wellington Realty Friday Feb 27th