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Emissions Scandal 'Existence-Threatening,' Volkwagen Chief Says

Alexander Koerner/Getty Images(WOLFSBURG, Germany) -- Could the Volkswagen emissions scandal threaten the automaker's existence?That's what Volkswagen's incoming chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch reportedly told managers this past week, calling it "an existenc

Federal Officials Investigating Scottrade Data Breach

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- Another day, another data breach; this time for Scottrade Inc.On Friday, the discount brokerage company released a statement on its website saying federal law encorment officials had informed Scottrade there we

Keeping Your Teen Safer Behind the Wheel Without Breaking the Bank

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's no secret that teens behind the wheel give parents major anxiety.Per mile driven, teenaged drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal car crash, according to the Insurance

Volkswagen America CEO to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Emissions Scandal

GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, will testify before a House subcommittee next week as part of the congressional investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal.Scheduled to a

Peeple App Lets You Rate Humans Like a Restaurant

Peeple(NEW YORK) — This is the stuff nightmares are made of for the self-conscious.Instead of telling someone how you feel face to face, a new app in beta called Peeple is unleashing the five-star rating and review system on humans. The app hasn't l

Jobless Claims Climbed Higher Last Week, Labor Department Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims were higher last week, increasing by 10,000 from the previous week’s level, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Sept. 26, the number of pe

Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

Chris McKay/Getty Images for Live Nation(NEW YORK) -- Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.The figure marks a 63 percent increase over last year’s total, but

"Shark Tank" Investor Kevin O'Leary Reveals His Five Secrets of the Sale

ABC/Michael Desmond(NEW YORK) -- Before he became "Mr. Wonderful," Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank scooped ice cream for his first job. Since then, he went on to build a company that has since sold for $4 billion and is the founder of O’Leary Financial

IKEA Removes Window Blinds Hazardous To Kids

Allard1/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- IKEA announced Thursday that its U.S. stores will no longer stock window blinds with pull cords long-blamed for strangulation deaths and injuries to children.The retailer is the latest to remove from its in
Vegas Fights to Buy Its Own Electricity
Three big casino companies that run glittering resorts on the Las Vegas Strip are trying to break free from Nevada's electric power monopoly.
10/04/2015 07:03:09pm
Microsoft Lowers Its Expectations for Phones
Microsoft's expected launch of new smartphones this week will mark its latest stab at a winning mobile strategy. The new approach boils down to two words: Redefine success.
10/04/2015 07:43:31pm
Disney Parks Weigh Pricing Based on Peak, Off-Peak Demand
Walt Disney is considering demand-based pricing at its domestic theme parks, making tickets cost extra or come with more restrictions during peak times like weekends and cost less on slower days.
10/04/2015 08:45:36pm
Australia in Talks to Buy Light-Armored Vehicles From Thales
Australia is in advanced talks to buy a fleet of Hawkei light-armored vehicles, a deal that would represent the first major defense contract awarded by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
10/04/2015 06:56:21am
VW Assesses Scandal's Impact on Finances
Finance officials at Volkswagen are evaluating the impact of the company's emissions-cheating scandal on its finances, and assessing options should the crisis take a greater-than-anticipated toll on its cash cushion.
10/04/2015 06:47:20pm
Dodd-Frank's Effect on Small Banks is Muted
The 2010 law has raised costs, but by some measures community banks are quite healthy?and in any case, low interest rates pose a bigger hit to profits, observers say.
10/04/2015 07:37:34pm
U.S. Job Growth Weakens, Sapped by Global Turmoil
The U.S. economy posted another month of weak job growth in September?adding 142,000 positions?suggesting global economic turmoil is sapping momentum from the U.S. expansion.
10/03/2015 03:37:07pm
Treasury Pick Scrutinized Over Fed Leak
Probes into the 2012 leak of Fed policy information are widening further, with a Senate panel scrutinizing a former Fed official nominated for a Treasury position.
10/01/2015 08:39:30pm
Treasury Says Debt Limit Must Be Raised by Nov. 5
The government will run out of money to pay its bills sooner than previously thought, forcing Republican lawmakers who are already scrambling to elect new leaders to immediately confront a series of unpopular fiscal deadlines.
10/01/2015 10:23:56pm
Yellen Ally Sees Possible Fed Move Soon
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said Thursday he sees the central bank raising short-term interest rates this year, perhaps as early as this month, as the economy continues to improve.
10/01/2015 11:14:59pm
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics October 2nd-9th 2015
Monday October 5th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - Penn State Cooperative Extension/Blair County Facebook Tuesday October 6th David Ickes Wednesday October 7th Harry Rinker, host of "Whatcha' Got?" (Sundays 5-7am...
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Dial N Deal - October 2nd 2015
MI-TM Choremaster Heavy Duty Pressure Washer 2600 PSI, gasoline-powered, like new - $275 Aluminum Step Ladder 8' tall - $32 will deliver in Altoona area John, Altoona 944-7429 Maytag Portable Dishwasher butcher block top, white,...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics Sept 28th-Oct 2nd 2015
Monday September 28th James Bovard, author and journalist His U.S. News & World Report article, The End of the Christopher Columbus Foundation? Not So Fast James Bovard's Blog Jason Hanson, author "Spy Secrets That Can Save Your...
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