Airline Apologizes After Attorney Blocked From Flight

ABC News(NEW YORK) - Virgin America apologized to a Dallas attorney after he was banned from boarding his flight -- an incident the airline called a "misunderstanding."Bobby Abtahi, an Iranian-American, was waiting to board his flight from New York to Dal

Applebee's, IHOP Drop Soda from Kids' Menu

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Restaurant chains Applebee's and IHOP are dumping soda from their children's menus nationwide."We believe this is a small step in assisting parents while dining out, as parents are in the best position to determine the appro

Mark Zuckerberg Celebrates Birth of Daughter With Staggering Pledge

Stephen Lam/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter Max on Tuesday in a heartfelt post where he also shared his plans to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares -- amounting to $45 billion at today's pri

November's Auto Sales Lead Wall Street to Modest Gains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Record auto sales for the month of November may have helped drive markets into the green on Tuesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 168.43 to close at 17888.35.The Nasdaq gained 47.64 to finish at 5156.31, while the

Volkswagen's US November Sales Drop 25%

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More bad news for Volkswagen.The auto maker can't escape continuing fallout from its emissions schedule and it's showing in the latest sales numbers.Volkwagen's sales for the month of November dropped 24.7 percent, according

Toy Maker VTech Suffers Security Breach: What You Need to Know

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- VTech, the maker of high-tech educational toys for children, has announced it suffered a security breach to its database, potentially putting the information of customers at risk.The Hong Kong-based company said in a

Retailers Score Big on Cyber Monday

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just how big was this past Cyber Monday? Record-breaking big, according to Adobe.The company tracked more than 125 million visits to 4,500 retail websites, including the top 100 retailers in the country. "It was a

Ford Invests $1.3B in Kentucky Plant, Adds 2,000 Jobs

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Ford is expanding its truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky, adding 2,000 new employees there to support the production of new F-Series Super Duty work trucks, the automaker announced on Tuesday."We're maki

Giving Tuesday' Marks Day of Charity After Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who opened their wallets for Black Friday and Cyber Monday may want to keep them open just a bit longer to give back to an organization of their choice Tuesday, which is known as #GivingTuesday.Now in its fourth

Farm to Plane: JetBlue Grows Its Own Blue Potatoes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Travelers not rushing through JFK’s terminal 5 now have time to stop and smell the...potatoes, garlic, leeks, mint, lavender and a variety of other fresh crops sprouting outside the security lines and baggage check.After t

Swatch and Visa Team Up to Create Pay-by-the-Wrist Watch

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(ZURICH) -- It's a watch that can pay, but it's not a smart watch.Swatch has announced a partnership with Visa to create the Swatch Bellamy, a watch that can make payments with a flick of the wrist."Like a prepaid bankcard

Wall Street Closes Down on Cyber Monday With Retail Losses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Losses across the board on Cyber Monday, but Wall Street still closed out a winning month for the market.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 78.57 to close at 17719.92.The Nasdaq lost 18.86 to finish at 5108.67, while t

How Bill Gates Could Affect the Solution to Global Warming

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(PARIS) -- The world’s largest climate change summit in Paris has brought not only the union of state leaders but also the private sector to tackle what has become a global threat. Under the leadership of the world’s ri

Dunkin Donuts to Start Delivering in Major Cities

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- No need to leave the house to satisfy a doughnut craving.Dunkin Donuts is now offering deliveries in Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Los Angeles, provided by the delivery service DoorDash.In Chicago, doughnut delivery

Misshapen Reese's Christmas Trees Trashed on Social Media

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Hershey Co. has taken some heat for its seasonal Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees.Some dissatisfied customers took to Twitter this weekend to share sentiments and photos of their unusually shaped chocolaty treats, though

Why Some Target Cyber Monday Shoppers May Briefly Have to Wait Their Turn YORK) — Target's big Cyber Monday deals are almost too much for the Internet to handle.Some visitors to the retailer's website Monday morning were greeted with a stop light and a message asking them to "please hold tight.""So sorry, b

What Amazon Prime Air Could Look Like If Regulators Approve

Amazon(NEW YORK) -- Amazon has given its vision of what the future could look like with its Prime Air drones delivering packages -- perhaps even those from future Cyber Mondays -- in just 30 minutes.Despite regulatory hurdles, the retailer is moving full

Cyber Monday 2015: Best Deals on Shoes, Clothes, Beauty Items and Electronics

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Good news, procrastinators of America. If you missed the shopping frenzy of the last week, deals abound on Monday.Here are some of the discounts being offered:ShoesAt, a shoe website, merchandise is being

President Obama Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Following the chaos of Black Friday, shoppers headed to the local mom and pop stores on Saturday.Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Small Business Saturday, a day to raise awareness for local retail

Amazon UK Reports Biggest Black Friday Sales

killerbayer/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(LONDON) --  Amazon reports it had its biggest sales day in the United Kingdon (U.K.) on this year's Black Friday, reports the BBC.More than 7.4 million items were reported to have been sold on the website.For t

Digital Toy Maker VTech Hacked, Parents Personal Information Exposed

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The latest electronics hack has hit an electronic toy maker.According to a statement posted on Friday from VTech Holdings Limited, a hacker was able to access customer data found on its Learning Lodge app store

Customers Pay $5 for Nothing in Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Deal

Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- It's one of the most interesting Black Friday deals this year.This year, fans of Cards Against Humanity are participating in the Black Friday promotion, "Give Cards Against Humanity $5."After

Stocks Edged Up Following Shortened Holiday Week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stock indexes edged up after a shortened day on Wall Street, closing out the holiday week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 14.9 points to close at 17798.49.The Nasdaq added 11.38 to finish at 5127.53, while the

What Facebook Is Doing For New Parents

Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Facebook has made a policy change that gives four months of paid parental leave to new parents. "This expanded benefit primarily affects new fathers and people in same-sex relationships outside the U.S. It will not alter th

Black Friday Gets Off to a Roaring Start

TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The crowds at major retailers around the country Friday proved Americans are still willing to wake up early to score a Black Friday deal, but it didn't come without chaos.With major retailers including Walmart,

What Not to Buy on Black Friday

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- There are plenty of deals on Black Friday, but just because that toaster or television is billed as a "doorbuster," it doesn't necessarily mean it's a good purchase."Almost everything seems to be at its best price
Yahoo Board to Weigh Sale of Internet Business
Yahoo's board is planning a series of meetings this week to consider selling off the company's flagging Internet businesses and how to make the most of its valuable stake in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba.
12/02/2015 01:00:19am
Zuckerbergs to Give 99% of Facebook Stock to Philanthropy
Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announced a daughter and said they plan to give 99% of their Facebook shares to philanthropic efforts through a newly created vehicle called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
12/01/2015 11:39:39pm
Auto Sales on Track for Record Year
Car sales are on track to hit a new, U.S. full-year record, barring an unexpected downturn this month, as sales during the traditionally sluggish November rose.
12/02/2015 12:40:48am
How Big Food Is Using Natural Flavors to Win Consumer Favor
Food scientists are testing hundreds of combinations of fruits, vegetables and spices to find natural flavors and colors that can be added to packaged foods as consumers shun artificial ingredients.
12/01/2015 10:45:53pm
British Oil-Deals Maven John Browne Returns to the Field
One of the energy industry's best-known deal makers, former BP CEO John Browne, is quietly making a comeback with L1 Energy, even as oil prices continue to slump.
12/01/2015 09:42:10pm
Companies Shy Away From Spending
Businesses appear reluctant to step up spending on the basic building blocks of the economy, such as machines, computers and new buildings.
12/01/2015 03:51:23pm
U.S. Factory Activity Hits 6-Year Low
U.S. factory activity in November fell to the lowest level since the end of the recession, as a weak global economy and strong dollar continued to buffet the manufacturing sector.
12/01/2015 11:12:09pm
Six-Figure Income, but Still Need Help With Rent
Cities beyond New York and San Francisco?such as Cambridge, Mass., where median rents are $2,750 a month?are moving to set aside apartments for middle-income households.
12/01/2015 07:47:21pm
Fed Adopts Dodd-Frank Bailout Limits
The Federal Reserve adopted a new rule restricting its ability to lend money to financial institutions in a crisis in an attempt to ease concerns from lawmakers who worry about the central bank's unchecked power to pump money into the financial system.
12/01/2015 12:00:39am
When a Job Offer Comes Without a Job
Companies like Intuit are changing the way they recruit college seniors and making job offers long before they have an actual job in mind.
12/01/2015 09:32:08pm
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics November 30th-December 4th 2015
Monday November 30th Steve Willett Super-Sized 9 to Noon Tuesday December 1st Wednesday December 2nd Baker Mansion Heritage Holiday Tours Victorian Christmas Thursday December 3rd Adam Conrad - Real Estate Thursday Perry...
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Dial N Deal - November 20th 2015
Dial N Deal will be off on Black Friday November 27th and returns December 4th (WRTA's Drive-By Giving Day) Triple Stepper Exerciser  - $125 Riccar Upright Vacuum Cleaner  - $22 John, Altoona 944-7429 Multi-Level...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics November 23rd-27th 2015
Monday November 23rd Dr. James B. Huntington author of Work's New Age on Jobs & The Economy Tuesday November 24th David Ickes Wednesday November 25th Adam Conrad - Real Estate Thursday (Wednesday) Thursday...
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