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Stocks 'Party Like It's 2000' During Record Highs


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are trading to new record highs, and the tech-heavy NASDAQ is "partying like it’s 2000." The NASDAQ broke through 5,000 Monday morning for the first time in 15 years

Your Mobile World Congress Cheat Sheet


Smeyye Dalkln/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BARCELONA) -- The Mobile World Congress begins on Monday, but that didn't stop some of the biggest technology companies in the world from showing off their new devices in Barcelona over the weekend.With 1,900 exhi

Goodbye, Cheap Gas: Prices Continuing to Rise


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The days of gas prices being lower than $2 are firmly in the U.S. drivers’ rear-view mirrors.The national average price for a gallon of gas is now $2.38 -- 10 cents more than a week ago. And GasBuddy expects those pric

"Walking Dead" Town Buildings on Sale on eBay for $680,000


Gene Page/AMC(GRANTVILLE, Ga.) -- If you've got $680,000 to spare, you could be the new owner of part of a town featured on The Walking Dead and other movies.Nine buildings in downtown Grantville, Georgia, 35 miles outside of Atlanta, are now collectively

Ikea Furniture Will Charge Your Smartphone Wirelessly


IKEA(BARCELONA, Spain) -- Ikea wants to make sure you never leave home without a fully charged smartphone.The Swedish retailer unveiled its "Home Smart" collection of wireless charging furniture at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona over the weekend."

Tax Tip: Are There Any Tax Apps?


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Advancing technology has been a driving force behind how to file tax returns. According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than four in five taxpayers now file electronically."Taxpayers make fewer mistakes today than they

Most Americans Experience Unexpected Financial Crises


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Financial shocker! Most Americans had at least one money scare last year.In a survey of 7,000 households selected in three cities, Orlando, Boston, and Phoenix, more than eight out of 10 respondents said they went through an

Homes Either Too Small or Too Big for Majority of Owners


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The American Dream includes home ownership but that doesn’t' stop people from dreaming once they own a house.In fact, a study by Trulia Real Estate of 2,000 respondents says that while four in ten are happy with the ho

Samsung Unveils Two New Galaxy Smartphones at Mobile World Congress


Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Samsung is making a play for the market share Apple gobbled up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.The South Korean electronics company Sunday unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge at the Mobile World

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Flight Suit Found at Toronto Vintage Store


Photo by Victor Zelentsov/NASA via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- A flight suit belonging to Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, was picked up in the most unlikely place: a vintage store in downtown Toronto.When physician and scientis

Canadian City Sues US Guardrail Maker for $500 Million


ABC KSAT San Antonio(STRATFORD, Ontario) -- The multi-million dollar troubles for an embattled American guardrail maker have extended north of the border as a Canadian city filed a lawsuit this week over the company’s allegedly dangerous and “

Wall Street Ends Week With Losses, Gains for February


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks drifted lower to end the week, but the markets still ended February higher than where they started.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Friday at 18,132.70, down 81.72 from its open. The Nasdaq fel

Mobile World Congress 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and What Else to Expect


Mobile World Congress/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Smartphone fanatics rejoice: The Mobile World Congress gets underway in Barcelona next week where some of the biggest technology companies are expected to show off the next wave of innovative devices.While the e

Tax Tip: How Volunteering Can Lower Your Tax Bill


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While volunteering can be rewarding for both you and those you help, you shouldn't expect to receive much more than gratitude in return when it comes time to file your taxes. There are "not big benefits from a tax standpo

Amazon Envisions Delivery System of the Future with 3-D Printing Trucks


Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Drone delivery may be a distant dream for Amazon, but it's not stopping the e-commerce giant from employing a ground fleet of trucks equipped with 3-D printers to help get goods to customers even faster.Amazon is obsessed with dr

Hyperloop: Crowd-Sourced Company Plans Test Track in California


HTT/JumpStartFund(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- The first Hyperloop test track could be built as early as 2016 in California, moving Elon Musk's dream of a high-speed transportation system of tubes one step closer to becoming a reality.Using Musk's free design pl

IRS Says Nearly 40 Million Tax Refunds Worth $125 Billion Issued Already


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Internal Revenue Service says it has already issued nearly 40 million tax refunds worth about $125 billion.According to statistics released on Thursday -- and accurate as of Feb. 20 -- almost 50 million returns have be

Google Backtracks on Adult Content Ban in Blogger


Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After hearing feedback from Blogger users, Google Friday is reversing course on a plan to ban X-rated content on the blogging platform, according to a post on the company's product forums.The search giant earlier this week announ

US Economy Grew at Slower Rate in Fourth Quarter


Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A second estimate of the U.S. economy's growth in the fourth quarter of the 2014 fiscal year was more pessimistic than the initial data, the Commerce Department said.Despite the first estimate pegging the

Barnes & Noble to Split College Business from Retail, NOOK Business


jhutchin/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Barnes & Noble announced on Thursday that it would split itself into two "highly focused companies" with one focusing on its college business and the other retaining retail and NOOK Digital business.Th
Zuckerberg Moves to Mend Fences With Telecom Industry
Facing criticism from telecom carriers, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg struck a conciliatory tone.
03/02/2015 03:34:19pm
NXP, Freescale Agree to Merger
NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have agreed to merge in a deal that values Freescale at $11.8 billion and would create a combined company with a market value of more than $30 billion.
03/02/2015 02:27:31pm
Google: Tech, Telecom Must Work Together
At a private meeting with top European telecommunications firms in December, a Google Inc. envoy made a surprising pitch: let's bury the hatchet.
03/02/2015 01:23:04pm
Russian Investors Launch New Energy Empire
Russian investors led by billionaire Mikhail Fridman launched L1 Energy from a purchase of RWE Dea's assets and threatened legal action if the U.K. tries to block the British part of the deal.
03/02/2015 02:56:15pm
Microsoft Plays Waiting Game in Smartphone Race
Microsoft has a new fix-it plan for the company's smartphone business: Wait a little longer.
03/02/2015 02:58:12pm
Google Confirms Wireless Service Plans
Google plans to launch a small scale U.S. wireless service.
03/02/2015 03:20:37pm
H-P to Buy Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion
Hewlett-Packard agreed to buy Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal aimed at bolstering the tech company's wireless networking operations.
03/02/2015 10:43:37am
Working Their Way Around Male VC Dominance
It's hard to believe, but the number of women at venture capital firms is going from terrible to worse. However, some resourceful female investors and entrepreneurs are finding creative ways around the roadblocks.
03/01/2015 08:33:03pm
Samsung Answers iPhone 6 With Galaxy S6
Samsung introduced a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, with a double-curved screen and its own mobile-payment service, as the Korean giant looks to keep pace with Apple and Xiaomi.
03/02/2015 11:09:17am
Takata Cites Heat as Factor With Bad Air Bags
Takata said its continuing investigation shows that age and long-term exposure to heat and humidity are significant factors in its defective air bags.
03/02/2015 03:18:46pm
 
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