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Windows 10 Is Here: What You Need to Know


JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Windows 10 is here -- and for the first time in a while, there's actual excitement about Microsoft's operating system upgrade.There's a sharper new browser that puts Internet Explorer to shame, Cortana integratio

Security Failures Found at Many of the Nation's Airports


Artfoliophoto/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A recent investigation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) showed security failures at many of the country's busiest airports.Investigators were able to take mock explosives and other material t

Stocks Regain Ground As Markets in Europe and China Stabilized


JaysonPhotography/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks regained some ground after several big companies reported better than expected earnings and as markets in China and Europe stabilized.As global stock markets calmed, investors moved money out of safe

Android Stagefright Hack: How to Make Sure You're Protected


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chances are your Android device is one of the 950 million Android phones vulnerable to an exploit that allows hackers to gain control of the device by sending a malware infected picture message.Details of the hacking th

How Nike FuelBand Users Could Get Money as Part of Class Action Settlement


Getty Images News(LOS ANGELES) — People who own a Nike+ FuelBand may be getting $15 or a $25 Nike gift card if a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over the fitness device's accuracy receives final approval.A class-action lawsuit alleges that Nike and

Samsung Has Surprises in Store for August Event


An invite to an upcoming Samsung Galaxy event in New York. (Samsung)(NEW YORK) — Expect Samsung to go even bigger at the company's "Unpacked" launch event.While the South Korea-based electronics company is keeping its agenda for the Aug. 13 event i

Florida Sunken Treasure Discovery from 1715 Shipwreck Valued at over $1 Million


1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) — Florida treasure hunters hit the sunken treasure jackpot.Brent Brisben, co-founder of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC — the company that has the rights to dive at the wreckage site where the gol

Where Startup that Turned Down $30M "Shark Tank" Offer Is Today


Coffee Meets Bagel(NEW YORK) -- The Kang sisters -- Soo, Dawoon and Arum -- stunned everyone when they said no to $30 million, walking away from Mark Cuban’s record-setting offer for their dating app on ABC’s Shark Tank earlier this year.&ldqu

Walmart's Oldest US Employee Celebrates His 103rd Birthday


Courtesy Walmart(WINFIELD, Kan.) -- There’s a lot to celebrate as you get older. Especially when you’re 103 and Walmart’s oldest employee in the United States.Meet Loren Wade, who on Saturday celebrated his 103rd birthday and 33 years as

New York's LaGuardia Airport Will Be Rebuilt


Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York's LaGuardia Airport is getting a makeover.Vice President Joe Biden joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in announcing that the airport will be torn down next year and rebuilt.The plans to revamp the airport co

Global Markets Sink After Chinese Stocks Suffer Sell Off


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- World markets sank after Chinese stocks suffered another sell off and US stocks fall for a fifth day.The Shanghai "share index" shed more than 8 percent, it's biggest one-day decline since 2007 and it had a ripple effect aro

Internet.Org: Where Mark Zuckerberg's Pet Project Stands 1 Year Later


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- During its first year in existence, Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative has brought free online access to more than one billion people in emerging markets but it turns out the service could also be beneficia

Dolly Parton's DreamMore Resort Features Butterflies, Glitter and Plenty of Pink


DreamMore Resort (PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — Hello, Dolly!Dolly Parton's Tennessee resort opens Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains. The 300-room DreamMore Resort is named for the singer's 2012 book of the same name.Parton's presence is felt throughout,

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Want to Save World from Killer Robots


Frederick M. Brown/Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are among the leaders from the science and technology worlds calling for a ban on autonomous weapons, warning that weapons with a mind of their own "would not be ben

Apple Watch Heads to Best Buy


Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Apple is expanding sales of its Apple Watch outside the company's store by allowing its flagship wearable device to be offered at Best Buy locations across the United States.Beginning Aug. 7, Best Buy will be the first national ret

New Baby Doesn't Have to Break Expecting Parents' Budget


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The average middle income family spends more than $300,000 to raise a child until he or she is 18 years old, according to the latest annual government estimate. And that doesn't include the costs of college.If you're a new o

Starbucks Announces Partnership with Lyft


Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Starbucks announced this week that it would partner with Lyft, one of the nation's top ride-sharing services as part of a deal that it hopes will "increase value for current customers, attract new customer
GM, Ford Flourish Out of the Limelight
A sharp earnings acceleration by the top U.S. auto makers through June is overshadowing Volkswagen's sweet success in finally capturing the global sales crown from Toyota.
07/29/2015 06:49:21am
Twitter's Ad Woes Subside, but Growth Stalls
Twitter's advertising business appears to be working its way past a temporary hiccup, but the growing pains are far from over.
07/29/2015 07:04:27am
Siemens, Bombardier in Talks on Train Merger
German industrial conglomerate Siemens is in talks to combine its rail unit with Canada-based Bombardier's train business, people familiar with the matter said.
07/29/2015 06:46:51am
Microsoft Hopes Sneak Peeks Will Pay Off
For Windows 10, Microsoft went all-out to turn around perceptions among corporate customers. For the better part of a year, it distributed in-progress versions to companies and gathered their feedback.
07/28/2015 11:10:30pm
Total Shrugs Off Weaker Oil Prices
French oil major Total said aggressive cost-cutting and an increase in oil output helped offset the fallout from the collapse in the price of oil on its bottom line.
07/29/2015 04:00:58am
Rising Rents Outpace Wages in Wide Swaths of U.S.
The cost of renting a home is rising faster than wages across wide swaths of the country, a problem that has become especially acute in the past year, putting a big squeeze on many household budgets.
07/29/2015 05:32:43am
U.S. Health-Spending Growth Jumped to 5.5% in 2014
Growth in national health spending, which had dropped to historic lows in recent years, has snapped back and is set to continue at a faster pace over the next decade, federal actuaries said.
07/29/2015 06:58:58am
Home-Price Growth Remained Solid in May
Home prices made solid gains in May, according to a report released Tuesday, as the housing market increasingly appears to be regaining strength after a long, uneven recovery.
07/28/2015 03:00:00pm
U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls
Consumers unexpectedly took a dimmer view of the U.S. economy this month. The Conference Board research group said its index of consumer confidence fell to 90.9 in July from a revised 99.8 in June.
07/28/2015 10:33:05am
Fed Officials May Offer More Clarity on Rates
Central bank officials are likely to emerge from their meeting Wednesday with short-term interest rates still pinned near zero, though they could send hints that they're getting closer to raising the rates. Chairwoman Yellen has emphasized she expects higher U.S. borrowing costs before year-end.
07/27/2015 03:29:22pm
 
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