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Facebook Reveals Plan for Unmanned Internet Airplanes


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- In his mission to connect the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Thursday that his company has been quietly testing unmanned aircraft that can beam Internet access from the sky."Aircraft like the

Battle of the Phones: Samsung vs. HTC


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge faced off in a beauty contest with the HTC One M9, it would be hard to say which phone would take the crown.Samsung and HTC's new devices are sleek, but ultimately what's

Lyft Aims to Out-Uber the Competition with New Feature


Lyft(NEW YORK) -- No longer will your Lyft driver assume you don't like to listen to Taylor Swift in the car just because you're wearing a business suit.The ride-sharing company is inviting drivers and passengers to share personal details with each other,

Twitter Launches Periscope Live Streaming App


Twitter, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Twitter launched its Periscope live streaming app on Thursday, gunning for the estimated hundreds of thousand of users and others that upstart streaming app Meerkat has attracted during its first month in existence.Broadcasts fr

Jobless Claims Down by 9,000


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims were slightly lower last week, decreasing by 9,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending March 21, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to

High Energy TV Commercials Often Backfire


Banastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With airtime on TV expensive, advertisers will do whatever they can to stand out from the rest of pack, often by producing loud, fast-moving and obnoxious commercials.Instead of grabbing viewers’ attention, adv

Easter Purchases This Year Could Add Up to $16.4 Billion


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Easter is a great bridge into the spring season and as usual, people will open their wallets wide to buy the various sundries associated with the holiday.The National Retail Federation predicts that consumers will

Handmade Gifts Top Machine-Made Products for Loved Ones


Stockbyte/Thinsktock(NEW YORK) — Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift that was made with tender, loving care?Certainly, most mass-produced merchandise doesn’t really fall into that category, no matter how good the quality of the workmansh

Elmer's Products Agrees to Licensing Deal with LiquiGlide, Company with Non-Stic


Photo by Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company may have created the ultimate solution to a problem that has plagued us for years -- how to get the last drop out of the ketchup bottle.LiquiGl

Starbucks Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Frappuccino with Special Drink


Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Image(NEW YORK) -- Starting Thursday, and for five days only, Starbucks is celebrating its famous Frappuccino's 20th anniversary with a special beverage."To commemorate Frappuccino's 20th anniversary, Starbucks is offering a

Pennsylvania Man's $7 Million Ticket Tucked in Dad's Get-Well Card


Steve Snowden/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.“I don’t play the lottery at all, but m

Taco Bell to Unveil Biscuit Taco, Hopes to 'Reinvent the Fast Food Breakfast Exp


lawcain/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taco Bell will unveil a new breakfast option for those hoping to "live mas" even earlier in the day.The company says it encourages customers to "defect to the next generation of breakfast," beginning on Thu

Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube two and a half years ago criticizing Chick-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career.Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona, until

Lower Durable Goods Orders Lead to Third Straight Day of Losses on Wall Street


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks fell for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as the number of orders received by U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured products fell for the third time in four months.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped

RadioShack Could Auction Personal Data for 117 Million Customers


Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- RadioShack wants to auction off customer data for as many as 117 million customers as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, according to a legal filing tied to the Texas company's bankruptcy case that attempts to block the dat

How Facebook Messenger Is Changing


Facebook(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Facebook Messenger is about to balloon into a full-service hub for chatting up businesses, creating new content and changing the way users shop online.Speaking at F8, the social network's annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zu

How the New Kraft Heinz Co. Is About to Take Over Your Kitchen


PRNewsFoto/Kraft Foods Group(NEW YORK) -- If you have Kool-Aid, Bagel Bites, Oscar Mayer or Planters products in your pantry, you're already supporting the expected third-largest food company in North America.Products like those are now part of the planne

What Facebook Plans to Discuss at F8 Developer Conference


Facebook(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, the spring board for some of the company's biggest ideas, kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco.Mark Zuckerberg is slated to open the two-day event with a keynote speech.While the event

Kraft and Heinz Agree to Merge


H.J. Heinz Company/Kraft Foods Group, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- H.J. Heinz is expected to buy Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say would be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.The merger deal, announced Wednesday by both com

Clothing Subscription Services Offer High Fashion Variety, Flexibility


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s often said that you should dress for the job you want and not for the one you have.For those who want to put that into practice, price can be prohibitive -- especially for high fashion garments. Enter Sarah L

The Clever Way One Company Attempted the World's Largest Peanut Butter Cup


Larry Wolfe(LOS ANGELES) -- A Los Angeles sweets company called The Candy Factory has made what might be the largest peanut butter cup ever, pending a Guinness World Records review. The giant piece of candy, which was created in three hours, included 320

Wall Street Drops Over Interest Rate Concerns


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors tried to find clarity on the timing of an interest rate hike.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Tuesday at 18,011.14, down 104.90 from its open. The Nasdaq fe

Germanwings Had No Previous Major Safety Incidents


Flight Aware(NEW YORK) -- Unlike its well-established parent company Lufthansa, it hasn't been all smooth sailing for Germanwings since it first took off in 2002. Competing with low-cost European carriers, such as Ireland's Ryanair and the British Easyjet

Facebook 'On This Day' Lets You Keep Track of Your History


Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Do you remember what you were doing on this day four years ago? Facebook does.The social network announced Tuesday it is launching "On This Day," a tool that will allow its 1.39 billion users to take a private peek back at what they

Google Picks Ruth Porat as New CFO


Adam Berry/Getty Images(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) -- Google announced on Tuesday that it has chosen its replacement for outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette.Ruth Porat, the current chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, will join Google as i
Kraft Deal Fueled by Lean Recipe
A key ingredient in 3G Capital Partners recipe for reshaping the U.S. food industry is an arcane-sounding financial tool that slashes costs by focusing on minute details.
03/26/2015 10:15:12am
Japanese Robot Maker Fanuc Reveals Some of Its Secrets
Fanuc, which helps make iPhones and Teslas, is opening its doors after long eschewing investor contacts.
03/26/2015 12:45:15pm
Movie Franchises, Now a Bargaining Chip
Universal Pictures gave up a piece of "Furious 7" in a deal to secure "Ted 2," an agreement that illustrates the increased value of franchises in Hollywood.
03/25/2015 09:47:11pm
Pepsi-Cola Replaces Diet Coke as No. 2 Soda
Pepsi-Cola supplanted Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. by volume in 2014 as Americans continued to flee diet soft drinks, according to industry data published Thursday.
03/26/2015 02:29:23pm
H-P Nears Deal to Sell Control of Chinese Unit
Hewlett-Packard Co. is nearing a deal to sell control of its data-networking business in China to Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.
03/26/2015 02:41:35pm
Toyota Unveils Revamped Manufacturing Process
Toyota broke a two-year silence on a revamped manufacturing process?built on sharing components among vehicles?that it says will produce half its vehicles by 2020 and slash costs.
03/26/2015 12:13:54pm
HBO, Vice Media in Programming Deal
HBO is teaming up with Vice Media to launch a daily newscast, the two companies said Thursday.
03/26/2015 02:16:35pm
FedEx Uses 'Common Carrier' Defense Against DOJ Charges
FedEx filed to dismiss Justice Department charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for its alleged role in transporting illegal prescription drugs, arguing that it is legally protected as a company that carries goods for the public.
03/26/2015 02:52:53pm
EU to Open E-Commerce Probe
The European Union is set to open a sweeping investigation into whether Internet commerce firms like Amazon.com are violating the bloc's antitrust laws.
03/26/2015 02:06:12pm
RadioShack to Fight for Standard General Takeover
RadioShack said the company-saving offer from Standard General is the best to emerge from an auction that tested the value of the distressed retailer.
03/26/2015 03:09:32pm
 
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