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Weekly Jobless Claims Shoot Up to 282,000

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued to climb last week, increasing by 7,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending May 23, the number of people filing for benefits shot up to 28

SkyMall Catalog to Return to Planes Later this Year

SkyMall(NEW YORK) -- SkyMall was the quirky catalog most commonly found on airplanes before the company declared bankruptcy in January. This week, its new owner since April is declaring "SkyMall is back."C&A Marketing, based in New Jersey, purchased S

Walmart Agrees to Settle Civil Lawsuit with Tracy Morgan

Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Walmart has agreed to settle a civil lawsuit brought by comedian Tracy Morgan, ABC News has learned.The terms of the proposed settlement were not disclosed, and will need to be approved by a federal judge in New Je

Office Depot to Pay $3.4 Million Settlement Over Defective Chairs

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Office Depot has agreed to pay out 3.4 million dollars for defective office chairs that allegedly hurt dozens of desk-hunched workers’ backs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says O

iOS Text Message Bug Causes Problems for Some iPhone Users

pcruciatti/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A bug in Apple's iMessage app is wreaking havoc on some iPhones, causing them to reboot after receiving a specific string of characters via text.Apple said the company is "aware of an iMessage issue caus

Wall Street Posts Gains Following Labor Department's State Unemployment Report

tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Rebounding from a poor day on Tuesday, Wall Street posted major gains following a mixed report on state unemployment levels from the Labor Department.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session at 18162.99

The Web Is Becoming A Giant Television Set

Ryhor Bruyeu/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The internet may soon be less about typing and more clicking and watching. In other words, the web is becoming a giant TV screen: video is expected to become at least 80 percent of consumer traffic on

Inside an Ecocapsule: A Futuristic Wind and Solar Powered Pod-Like Home

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A small wind and solar powered pod home called the Ecocapsule could be the home of the future if its creators have their way.While the egg-shaped homes look more like something from a Hunger Games movie, Nice Architects, a c

Gas Prices Continue to Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Gas prices continue to go up as summer nears.The Energy Department says the average price of regular unleaded gas went up about three more cents in the past week and now stands at $2.77 a gallon.In California, the average

Microsoft's Cortana Is Coming to iOS, Android Devices

Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft's sassy virtual personal assistant Cortana will soon be staking out a spot on competing platforms. Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's operating systems group, announced in a blog post on Tuesday that Cortana will be availab

Lilly Pulitzer Accused of 'Fat Shaming' at Company Headquarters

alexandradabija/iStock/Thinkstock(KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) -- Lilly Pulitzer is again stirring up controversy along with its colorful cocktail-and-dress culture, but it has nothing to do with its Black-Friday-style team-up with Target last month. The brand's

What Jony Ive's Promotion Means at Apple

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Jony Ive was already the most prominent design visionary at Apple and now the London-born designer, who has the honor of having a sir before his name, is stepping into the newly created position of chief design officer. The move will al

New Home Sales Surge in April

iStock/Thinsktock(NEW YORK) -- New home sales were up in April nearly 7 percent from March with 517,000 single-family homes sold, according to the latest figures released by the Commerce Department. March sales were also revised up a few thousand units si

US Home Sales Surge in April

iStock/Thinsktock(NEW YORK) -- Homes sales were up in April nearly 7 percent from March with 517,000 single-family homes sold, according to the latest figures released by the Commerce Department. March sales were also revised up a few thousand units signa

Look How Far the Internet Revolution Has Come

iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- A new report from the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, has found that 3.2 billion people -- about 44 percent of the world's population -- will have used the Internet by the end of this year.The n

More than 160,000 Trailer Hitches Recalled Over Weak Steel Concerns

papa1266/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Close to 162,000 trailer hitches are being recalled over fears that weak steel can cause the hitch to break.The recall affects the “U-Haul Power Tow” TS1 and TS2 models, which were sold exclusively at U-

Buffett: Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would 'Reduce Employment in a Major Way'

Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett objected to the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15 in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, saying that such a move would "reduce employment in a major way.""The Am

AAA: Nearly 37 Million Americans Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Close to 37 million Americans will mark the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend by hitting the road, a new forecast from AAA shows.The automobile group projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more f

Super Fancy Waffle House in the Works in New Orleans

SeanPavonePhoto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- When you need it, the always-open Waffle House is there. And now, the 24-hour chain is coming to New Orleans in a seriously upgraded way. Waffle House is adding a feature to its restaurants that
Rival Chip Maker to Buy Broadcom
Chip maker Avago Technologies agreed to buy rival Broadcom for $37 billion, the latest deal in busy semiconductor space.
05/28/2015 09:01:22am
FBI Investigating Hysterectomy Tool
The morcellator surgical tool was found to spread uterine cancer, and the FBI is examining what the largest maker of it, Johnson & Johnson, knew about its hazards.
05/28/2015 03:34:29am
Antitrust Lawsuits Target Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Lawsuits advancing in federal court in Alabama allege that the 37 independently owned Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers, which cover about a third of Americans, are functioning as an illegal cartel.
05/27/2015 08:51:52pm
An Airbnb for Construction Firms
A Caterpillar-backed online marketplace is matching heavy-equipment dealers and owners to potential renters, calling itself an Airbnb-like rental facilitator for construction companies.
05/28/2015 09:46:21am
McDonald's to Stop Reporting Monthly Sales Data
McDonald's CEO said his turnaround plan will hinge on many small things, and the company plans to stop disclosing monthly sales figures beginning July 1.
05/27/2015 08:01:36pm
U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 282,000
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but the level remains consistent with an economy that is adding jobs.
05/28/2015 09:30:52am
Eurozone Businesses More Upbeat Despite Greek Deadlock
Eurozone businesses grew more optimistic about their prospects in May, an indication that they may increase investment despite the continued deadlock in negotiations between Greece and its creditors.
05/28/2015 06:42:00am
In a Slow Economy, Negative Quarters Shouldn't Surprise
Data this week could show the U.S. economy shrank earlier this year, but that doesn't necessarily indicate a recession, writes Greg Ip.
05/27/2015 09:54:58pm
FIFA President Faces Growing Pressure as Election Looms
FIFA's embattled president faced pressure from multiple fronts, after soccer's world governing body was plunged into crisis by a corruption scandal that prompted calls for his resignation.
05/28/2015 09:57:09am
Broadcasters Shop at Home
ABC and Fox have sharply increased the number of shows they own for next fall's TV season to better wring dollars from reruns, VOD, and streaming.
05/28/2015 09:10:00am
Dial N Deal - May 22nd 2015
Troybilt Rear Tine Tiller in like-new condition - $525 Craftsman Bushwacker Electric Hedge Clippers - $18 John, Altoona 944-7429 Broyhill Chair plain dark blue - $50 Broyhill Loveseat dark blue with burgandy and gold stripe both in...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics May 18th-22nd 2015
Monday May 18th James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday May 19th David Ickes Wednesday May 20th Thursday May 21st Adam Conrad - Real...
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Dial N Deal - May 15th 2015
Short Edition due to political Q & A Workhorse Weedtrimmer new in box, rechargeable with battery pack - $75 OBO Sam, Altoona 942-4646 St. Croix Pellett Stove 10 years old, heats well, glass doors, runs approx 24 hours on one bag of...
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