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Facebook Hits 1 Billion User Milestone in a Single Day, Zuckerberg Says


(NEW YORK) --  For the first time ever, one billion people have logged onto Facebook in a single day, meaning 1 in 7 people in the world accessed their profiles, according to the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.The milestone moment happe

Christmas in August: Walmart to Launch Layaway Plan


Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now.With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to lau

Gains for Wall Street as Crude Oil Jumps 10 Percent


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.The Nasdaq also jumpe

Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, S


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop but

Instagram Makes a Huge Change to the Shape of Your Photos


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The days of cutting a friend out of an Instagram photo in order to fit into the square format are over.A huge new update to Instagram means photographs no longer have to be square. The Facebook-owned photo sharing

Facebook's Answer to Siri and Cortana Is Called 'M'


Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook's answer to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana is a virtual personal assistant called "M" that will be housed inside the company's Messenger app.The social network wants users to know th

Apple Ready For September Event


Apple(NEW YORK) -- It's official: After plenty of speculation, Apple Thursday confirmed it will hold an event Sept.  9 in San Francisco where it is widely expected the company will show off an iPhone 6S.The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT a

Group's Investigation Finds Animal Abuse at McDonald's Supplier


McDonalds(NEW YORK) -- An animal rights group is calling for action from McDonald's after its investigation found abuses at a Tennessee poultry farm that supplies the fast food chain.Mercy for Animals has posted an undercover video showing chickens being

Amazon Underground Offers Thousands of Dollars of Free Apps


Lisa Werner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amazon is turning the idea of an app store upside down.The retailer is taking aim at the Google Play app store with its latest venture called Amazon Underground which claims to offer more than $10,000 worth of Android

Facebook Begins Testing New Personal Digital Assistant


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is testing a new personal digital assistant. Its called "M" and it works inside Facebook Messenger.But unlike its competitors, the new service can complete tasks on your behalf."It can purchase items, get

Attack of the Drones: Company Creates Anti-Drone Ammo


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Amidst privacy concerns and the ubiquity of camera-bearing drones, an ammunition company has created a load aimed at, pun intended, "aerial drone/quad copter training and range shooting systems."Snake River Shooting Products

Walmart to Stop Selling Assault Rifles in US Stores


snyferok/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Walmart will cease sales of assault rifles in its stores in the U.S.The New York Times reports that the policy change is related to customer demand and not gun politics. The decision, Walmart says, was mad

Markets Hold onto Gains, Wipe Out Tuesday's Losses


JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After six straight days of major losses, Wall Street rebounded in a big way Wednesday, with all three major indices finishing the session up more than 3 percent.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed near

Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Breakthrough


Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(STOCKHOLM) -- Here's a piece of good news for deep space voyagers.If you feel you are in a black hole, Stephen Hawking believes all hope is not lost.The famed cosmologist presented his new theory about black holes at the KTH Roya

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Attracts Controversy


Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume is causing controversy online.A couple of websites are selling the costume. It includes a version of the outfit Jenner wore on her famous Vanity Fair cover, plus a wig.Spirit Halloween
Ruling Clears Way for Unions
Contract workers and other temporary employees will be able to more easily unionize following a landmark ruling Thursday by a U.S. federal labor regulator.
08/27/2015 08:50:45pm
Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges
Google rebuffed the European Union's demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.
08/27/2015 08:28:11pm
UberChina Closing In on $1 Billion in New Funding
The Chinese affiliate of Uber is close to securing about $1 billion in new funding from investors in the region, part of the ride-hailing company's rivalry with deep-pocketed Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi.
08/27/2015 09:30:31pm
Luxury Brands Push Deeper Into India
As sales growth slows in China and other big markets, luxury-goods makers are seeking to cash in on patches of new wealth in often-unexpected parts of India, where there is a growing appetite for luxury brands.
08/27/2015 08:32:42pm
Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic
A race to shore up funding for the $27 billion Yamal LNG energy project in the Russian Arctic has emerged as a test of Moscow's ability to weather Western sanctions.
08/27/2015 07:45:10pm
GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy
Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter.
08/27/2015 09:22:50pm
Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise
After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.
08/27/2015 09:03:28pm
Pending Home Sales Index Rises
The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index rose 0.5% in July from the previous month.
08/27/2015 10:54:35am
U.S. Jobless Claims Fall as Labor Market Remains Strong
The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains healthy.
08/27/2015 08:59:50am
FDA Approves Amgen's Cholesterol Drug
The FDA approved Amgen's cholesterol-lowering drug on Thursday, teeing up a rivalry with a similar treatment that was approved just weeks earlier.
08/27/2015 09:46:04pm
 
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