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Jeep Hackers Hired to Work for Uber


Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber."Looking forward to startin

Scientists Begin Year-Long Stay in Hawaii Dome to Learn About Space Travel


This photo released by University of Hawai'i's press site on July 29, 2015 shows Kim Binsted at HI-SEAS habitat on Hawai'i Island. University of Hawai'i(NEW YORK) -- Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers le

Twitter Commits to Increasing Employment of Women


seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has committed itself to hiring more women in an effort to increase diversity, the company said in a blog post on Friday."We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people

What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopp

Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&

What Customers Can Eat with McDonald's Customized Menu


iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual

Apple's September Event Will Be Available to Stream for Windows 10 Users


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.A website for the event — where it's widely expected A

Little-Known Rule 48 and Other Stock Regulations That Can Affect Your Money


Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exch

Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day


Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder have their photo taken at Harvard Yard in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Fac

Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down


Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed."This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us

Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Products over Glass Fragments


Scott Olson/Getty Images(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside

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

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

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


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(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 Zucker

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
Tesla Wants Obama Administration to Press China
Tesla Motors wants the Obama administration to talk to Xi Jinping about making it easier for auto makers to do business in China during the Chinese president's visit to the U.S.
08/29/2015 05:11:04pm
Syngenta Shareholders Not Happy
Some Syngenta shareholders are angry about the pesticide-and-seed giant's rejection of takeover proposals from rival Monsanto, which abandoned its pursuit this week.
08/28/2015 07:29:57pm
Mylan's Holders Approve Perrigo Purchase
Mylan NV shareholders voted Friday in favor of the company's $35.6 billion bid for Perrigo Co., handing the generic-drug maker ammunition for an attempted hostile takeover of its rival.
08/28/2015 08:36:23pm
China's Moves Won't Help U.S. Tech Firms
China's moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.
08/28/2015 07:43:23pm
Inmarsat Says Russian Proton Rocket Puts Satellite Into Orbit
Inmarsat declared the launch of a Russian Proton rocket carrying one of its satellites a success after the rocket delivered its cargo into its initial orbit position.
08/29/2015 05:50:28am
Fed's Fischer: 'Good Reason' to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher
The Fed?s Stanley Fischer said there is "good reason" to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank's 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting.
08/29/2015 06:17:02pm
India's Rajan Says Reserve Bank Is in an 'Accommodative' Policy Phase
The Reserve Bank of India is in an accommodative phase of monetary policy, meaning it is looking to reduce interest rates, RBI Gov. Raghuram Rajan said.
08/29/2015 06:36:01pm
Americans Step Up Spending
Americans continued to step up their spending in July amid a healthy pickup in wages, a sign the economy carried momentum into the third quarter.
08/28/2015 08:04:54pm
'Craft' Bourbon Is in the Eye of the Distiller
"Craft" distilleries have mushroomed in the U.S. to 588 from 51 in the past decade. Feeling the heat from the new competition, global liquor conglomerates are getting in on the act, and not letting definitions get in the way.
08/28/2015 09:01:28pm
Cnooc's Canada Unit to Comply with Order to Shut Oil-Sands Pipelines
The Canadian unit of Chinese state-controlled energy giant Cnooc Ltd. said it would comply with an order from regulatory authorities forcing it to shut down pipelines at a troubled oil-sands plant in northern Alberta.
08/29/2015 05:54:34pm
 
The 11th Hours - Guest & Topics August 31st-September 4th 2015
Monday August 31st Herman Nagle & Jim Daski authors of The Altoona Scrapbook of Musical Memories (1900-2000) avialble at and benefitting The Blair County Genealogical Society Tuesday September 1st David Ickes Wednesday September...
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Dial N Deal - August 28th 2015
Dial N Deal returns Friday September 11th Greenworks Electric Pressure Washer 1700 PSI, 1.4. GPM, cold water, electric, less than a year old, only used a few times, including 50 feet of new flex hoses - $100 Christopher, Altoona...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics August 24th-28th 2015
Monday August 24th A Preview of The Altoona Symphony Orchestra's 2015-2016 Season with Maestra Teresa Cheung and Executive Director Pamela Snyder Etters Tuesday August 25th David Ickes Wednesday August 26th including Reporter...
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