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New Homes Sales Jumped 10.7% in October

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Sales of new homes in the U.S. recovered last month after a nearly 13 percent drop in September, the latest figures from the Commerce Department show."The new home sales in October were reported at 495,000 on an annual basis

Google's Plan to Speed Up Mobile Web Goes Live Next Year

milan2099/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's something to look forward to in 2016: Faster Internet surfing on your smartphone.Google announced that its accelerated mobile pages project -- nicknamed AMP -- is set to go live next year, with the

Cyber Monday Travel Deals: Up to 90 Percent Off Hotel Rooms

BulentBARIS/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  There's a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including the travel deals being unveiled on Cyber Monday.So once you've made you're way through the leftovers and purchased your Black Friday electronics

Your Guide to Thanksgiving Shopping Hours

Andrew Kelly/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You don't have to wait until Black Friday to score a deal.Just as the turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie feasts begin to settle, some stores will open their doors Thanksgiving Day, marking the start of the 2015

Beanie Babies Creator to Unveil New Product in First TV Commercial

JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The company that brought you Beanie Babies is unveiling a new product in its first television commercial.Beanie Babies got popular with some help from a tie-in with McDonald's Happy Meals in the 1990s, but we

Amazon Pulls Ad With Nazi Imagery After Subway Rider Complaints

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After complaints from subway passengers and even remakrs from the mayor, Amazon has pulled its ads from the subway with Nazi-like imagery.According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the campaign, advertising Amazon's sho

Wall Street Closes Slightly Higher Despite Early Slump

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains across the board for Wall Street on Tuesday after an earlier slump in the day was caused by international concern.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.51 to close at 17812.19.The Nasdaq barely added 0.33 to

Busiest Travel Day of the Year is Actually a Myth

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Get ready for long lines at the airport on Wednesday.Or, maybe not.The commonly held "wisdom" is that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. That's not true, at least when it comes to

What Consumers Need to Know About Black Friday Malware Threat

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  There's nothing quite like a fraudulent charge on your credit card to put a damper on the holiday cheer. With the holiday shopping season about to officially begin, there's no doubt hackers have their eyes on targeting

Tech Tools to Make the Most of Black Friday

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The most serious and savvy Black Friday shoppers will want to have a game plan to scoop up all of the best deals.With some organization and planning, it's possible to cut through the Black Friday frenzy to have an effi

What Not to Buy on Black Friday

iStock/Thinkstock(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 on Bl

The Story Behind #TheDress Being Worn by Meteorologists Across the Country YORK) — It looks as though a new version of #thedress has returned.A color-block frock for sale on is getting quite the Internet buzz after a number of TV weather women were seen donning the garment this week.Priced at $22.

Blue Origin: Amazon's Jeff Bezos Successfully Launches, Returns Rocket

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos said his private spaceflight company Blue Origin has successfully launched a rocket and landed it back on Earth -- a feat that could help make space travel more affordable for the masses.L

Stocks Close Mostly Lower After Last Week's Strong Gains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After last week's strong gains, Wall Street closed mostly lower on Monday to start off the shortened holiday week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 31.13 to close at 17792.68.The Nasdaq dipped  2.44 to finish at

Retailers, Malls Beef Up Security Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

iStock/Thinkstock(COVINGTON, Ga.) -- A purse-snatching robbery that turned deadly in the parking lot of a Georgia Walmart has some shoppers concerned about their safety ahead of Black Friday.Two people have been arrested in Covington, Ga., after a man gra

Ford Recalls 450,000 Cars Due to Possible Fuel Leak

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford Motor Company announed a big recall on Monday of 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans.  The concern is pressure inside the fuel tank could cause it to crack and leak feul. The leak c

Popular Toy Bunchems Causing Hair-Raising Experiences for Parents, Kids

Janelle Goff(NEW YORK) -- One of this year's most popular toys may also be a parent's worst nightmare.Parents are sharing their horrific experiences trying to remove Bunchems from their children's hair.Bunchems are little colored plastic balls about the s
Hazardous Airliner Landings Are Rare, Data Show, but Pilot Reporting Lags
More than 200 landing approaches made by commercial airliners over the past 15 years?a tiny portion of total flights?prompted collision warnings, yet most of the incidents weren't reported by pilots, according to Honeywell data.
11/25/2015 02:26:44pm
Takata U.S. Employees Saw Problems in Air-Bag Tests
For a decade, Takata employees in the U.S. raised concerns internally about misleading testing reports on air bags that later became prone to explosions.
11/25/2015 12:49:15pm
Justice Department Probing Comcast's Role in 'Spot' Cable Ad Sales Market
The Justice Department is investigating whether Comcast's business practices inthe $5 billion cable advertising-sales marketviolate federal antitrust law.
11/25/2015 07:24:16am
Some Malls Pressure Retailers to Open on Thanksgiving
While most department stores set their own hours, the small shops that line mall hallways tend to follow the lead of their landlords, which take their cues from chains like J.C. Penney and Macy's.
11/25/2015 12:43:25pm
Slow U.S. Consumer Spending Signals Caution
U.S. consumers have grown increasingly cautious ahead of the holiday shopping season, a potential weight on economic growth during the final months of the year.
11/25/2015 02:28:05pm
U.S. Durable Orders Climb 3% in October
Orders for long-lasting goods rose in October, climbing 3.0%?a sign demand for manufactured products could be firming after falling for most of the year.
11/25/2015 11:45:16am
U.S. New-Home Sales Continue Robust Pace
Sales of newly built homes rose in October, leaving the housing market on track for its best year since 2007.
11/25/2015 01:10:25pm
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Slips
U.S. consumer confidence slipped at the end of November, suggesting retailers could face a challenging holiday season.
11/25/2015 12:01:42pm
U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits decreased last week, a healthily signal for the labor market.
11/25/2015 11:18:11am
Rosneft Reports $1.7 Billion Net Profit for Third Quarter
Rosneft's third-quarter net profit was based on a large foreign-currency gain, after the company posted zero profit for the same period last year.
11/25/2015 01:15:13pm
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 Stand good for...
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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 November...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics November 16th-20th 2015
Monday November 16th The Walking Monk, Bhaktimarga Swami The Walking Monk Facebook page Walking for Our Teachers Facebook page and Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tech and more Tuesday November...
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