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Volkswagen's US Chief Apologizes to Lawmakers About 'Deeply Troubling' Events

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America CEO and president, was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill Thursday, answering questions about the company's 11 million diesel cars that may have cheated emissions standards

Facebook 'Reactions': Six New Ways to Share What You Think of a Post

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook's solution to the frequently requested "dislike" button is here.The company revealed on Thursday it is testing "Reactions," a set of six emoji that can be chosen when liking a post simply doesn't feel righ

Google's Parent Company Alphabet Buys All 26 Letters

Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images for AWXII(NEW YORK) — Alphabet, the parent company is Google, is making sure it has everything from A to Z covered online. Literally.The newly formed company, which made it official last week when Google's stock transfer

How Amazon's 'Handmade' Plans to Take on Etsy

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Amazon's quest to dominate the online shopping experience expanded into Etsy's territory Thursday with the launch of Handmade at Amazon, an online bazaar where artisans can sell their homemade goods.A decade a

New Jobless Claims Down by 13,000, Labor Department Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims were lower last week, declining by 13,000 from the previous week’s level, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Oct. 3, the number of people

Volkswagen Executives in the Hot Seat on Capitol Hill

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The top U.S. official for Volkswagen will appear before a congressional panel this week and is expected to apologize for the company's emissions violations.Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America’s

Lumber Liquidators to Pay $10 Million in Settlement Over Import of Timber

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lumber Liquidators on Wednesday announced a $10 million settlement with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice over accusations that some of its foreign suppliers had harv

Stocks Post Gains Wednesday, Despite Smaller Increase in Consumer Credit than Ex

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday's session on Wall Street saw stocks close up despite concerns over oil prices and China's slowing economy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 122.1 on Wednesday, finishing the session at 1691

DraftKings, FanDuel Permanently Ban Employees from Playing Daily Fantasy Sports

Nigel Eccles, CEO of FanDuel speaks onstage at 'Fantasy Sports: Changing The Fan Experience Daily' during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SX

Domino's Opens Its First Pizza Restaurant in Italy

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MILAN) -- Domino's may be in 80 international markets, but its boldest move yet may be opening its first restaurant in Italy.The American pizza chain's first Italian location opened in the city of Milan on Monday, and the comp

What You Should Know About Possible UAW Strike Against Fiat Chrysler

MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A potential strike by the United Automobile Workers union against Fiat Chrysler could have a lasting impact on car buyers.A midnight deadline looms over Fiat Chrysler after the United Auto Workers notified th

VW's Top American Exec to Face Questions About Emissions Scandal in Washington

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Volkswagen American division president and CEO Michael horn heads to the Capitol Thursday to testify before a House subcommittee on behalf of the company and it’s attempts to circumvent U.S. emissio

Fashion Brand ModCloth to Remove 'Plus Size' Label from Website

ModCloth(NEW YORK) -- Fashion brand ModCloth is taking a major step to be more inclusive by removing the word "Plus" from their website.The fashion brand has already removed the "Plus" section from the homepage of it's website and is currently in the begi

Avoid Bag Fees by Becoming a 'Mobile Ad'

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Frequent fliers looking to save a few bucks on bag fees are in luck -- but there's a catch.Travelers have to be willing to turn their checked luggage into a sort of billboard. In turn, the company behind the ad placement wil

Elon Musk's Surprising Advice on Running Two Companies

Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair(NEW YORK) -- Most people don't have one CEO title, let alone two.Elon Musk, who runs both Tesla and SpaceX, was joined in the rare dual-CEO club this week when Jack Dorsey was named CEO of Twitter and said he will

Solange Teams with Skin Care Company to Benefit Children's Education

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Solange is teaming up with Kiehl’s for a good cause.The singer partnered with the skin care company to promote an anti-wrinkle treatment in an effort to benefit educational and empowering charities for ch

The High Cost of Cash: ATM Fees on the Rise

payphoto/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) --  Getting cash from an automated teller machine not affiliated with your bank has never been so expensive.Out-of-network fees -- the price a consumer must pay for withdrawing from an ATM that's not in their bank

FanDuel, DraftKings 'Insider Trading' Allegations: An Explainer

Willard/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Allegations of "insider trading" in the increasingly lucrative fantasy sports world are drawing attention to whether the industry should be more closely regulated.Last week, an employee of fantasy sports company Draf

Investors Take a Breather After Monday's Run-Up

stu99/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Investors took a breather after Monday's big run-up.The biotech sector continued its slump, battered, by concerns the industry might face more scrutiny from Washington.The Dow rose nearly 14 points while the NASDAQ clo

'Steve Jobs' Movie: Writer Aaron Sorkin Thinks Critics Will Be 'Pleasantly Surpr

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The movie "Steve Jobs," which depicts the Apple co-founder during three pivotal launches in his career, has garnered plenty of buzz but also some blowback from people concerned the movie may give an unfair dep
Volkswagen U.S. CEO Says He Didn't Know in 2014 of 'Defeat Devices'
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive told lawmakers he didn't know or suspect in 2014 that the German auto maker was using "defeat-device" software to evade emissions tests on diesel-powered cars, despite hearing about issues with emissions compliance as early as that spring.
10/08/2015 04:07:11pm
AB InBev Slams SABMiller's Rejection of Takeover Offer
Anheuser-Busch InBev publicly slammed SABMiller PLC for rejecting its latest proposal to buy the world's second-largest brewer.
10/08/2015 03:32:40pm
UAW Strike Averted at Fiat Chrysler
The UAW reached a new tentative contract agreement with Fiat Chrysler, averting a strike that would have idled some, if not all, of the auto maker's U.S. plants. Local UAW leaders will gather in Detroit on Friday to hear the details of the agreement and share them with members shortly thereafter.
10/08/2015 11:44:37am
New Diet Pepsi Leaves Some Loyalists With Bad Taste
The new Diet Pepsi is having a rough debut since PepsiCo replaced the artificial sweetener aspartame with less-controversial sucralose in a bid to reverse plunging industrywide diet-soda sales.
10/08/2015 03:36:02pm
Blackstone to Buy BioMed Realty Trust
Blackstone will acquire BioMed Realty Trust in an $4.84 billion cash deal, adding more office buildings and laboratory-capable facilities to its real estate portfolio.
10/08/2015 10:48:49am
Fed's Rate Delay Spurred by Worry Over Low Inflation
Federal Reserve officials held off on raising short-term rates at their September meeting because of worries about when inflation would rise to 2% after running below that target for more than three years.
10/08/2015 03:45:31pm
IMF: Emerging-Market Woes Risk Triggering Asset Fire Sales
Financial turmoil in emerging markets risks hitting global economic growth and triggering asset fire sales world-wide, especially if the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates prematurely, the IMF said.
10/07/2015 11:36:49pm
WSJ Survey: Economists See U.S. Near 'Full' Employment
The U.S. economy is at last on the cusp of full employment after years of sluggish recovery and widespread joblessness, according to economists in a Wall Street Journal survey.
10/08/2015 11:39:55am
Top Republican Urges Yellen to Comply with Congressional Subpoena
Rep. Sean Duffy alleged that the Federal Reserve has maneuvered to delay congressional efforts to investigate a 2012 leak of sensitive central bank information.
10/07/2015 07:32:23pm
Abenomics---It Isn't a Bust
Though Japan's economy has encountered headwinds, Abenomics is making more progress than appreciated, Greg Ip writes.
10/08/2015 12:35:36am
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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