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Nike FuelBand Sheds Workers, But Company Denies Shutdown

What's going on at the athletic apparel maker's wearable tech division?

Gas Prices Highest for a Year as Ukraine Fears Roil Oil Markets

The crisis in Ukraine is hitting Americans -- at the gas pump.The price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks, according to a widely-watched industry survey.

Why Buy a Digital Camera When You Can Rent?

A new camera-rental company is targeting wedding-goers, new parents, vacationers and photo hobbyists.

Stocks Edge Up as Markets Face Corporate Earnings Blitz

Stocks gained on Monday after the S&P 500's largest weekly advance since July, as investors looked to a heavy day of quarterly earnings reports from companies.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 28 points higher in early morning trading and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also rose marginally.

Brutal Winter Freeze for Economy Is Ending, Economists Say

This winter's brutal weather took a toll on sales growth for U.S. businesses, according to a survey of economists released Monday. But the group expects business to pick up again now that the worst of the harsh weather is over.

Recall: Oscar Mayer Wishes These Classic Wieners Weren't Cheesy

NEW YORK -- Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.The U.S.

For Many Americans, 'Temp' Work Becomes Permanent Way of Life

For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route.With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance.

'We're Not Amsterdam': Is Marijuana Tourism in Colorado a Myth?

America’s most mammoth party this weekend may well be Denver’s 420 rally on Sunday, but Colorado’s legal pot law, so far, has not lured a sustained surge of out-of-state weed lovers, say trade advocates for the state’s hotels and restaurants.

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs Over Rusting Parts

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it.

Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'

Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporation’s network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the public’s attention, security experts told The New York Times.Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.

Exchanges, Brokerages Hit with High-Speed Trading Suit

Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets.

10 National Parks Worth a Visit This Spring

That big summer vacation may still be months away, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. This month, many of America’s national parks are just now shaking off winter’s chill and welcoming visitors with warmer temperatures, fields of wildflowers and blessedly few crowds.

Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 “safe rides fee” to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.

Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

When Is the Price of Gas Cheaper? Weekdays or Weekends?

People tend to grouse about gas stations jacking up their prices on weekends, but in most states, gas prices are higher during the workweek.The crowdsourced gas-price aggregator GasBuddy.com took an exhaustive, four-year look at what days gas was cheapest in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.

Airbag Maker Is Latest Named in GM Recall Suit

Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems U.S., the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Phone Thefts Soar as Kill-Switch Debate Heats Up

Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymore—unless the victim was seriously hurt or killed during the robbery.But the crime spree has not gone away. It seems to have gotten worse.About 3.

State Secret Revealed: Toxins Taint One-Fifth of China Farmland

The report adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China's farm produce.

Car Makers Get Muscle-bound at the New York Auto Show

An all-new Mustang is waiting to greet visitors at the New York International Auto Show opening this week, marking the 50th anniversary of the auto's original introduction at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'All Right'

JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.

Look, Ma, No Horse! Will Old Timey Car Make It in Central Park?

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

False Hope: Ferry Relative Told Missing Aunt Was 'Alright'

JINDO, South Korea - A relative of a missing woman on the doomed South Korean ferry was assured by officials that she was safe even as the disaster was unfolding.

Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.

Bar Owners Worry Over Lime Shortage

Your next mojito or margarita may come without the "Green Gold.” KPNX’s Frank Morales explains how bars and restaurants are handling the soaring cost of limes and what that may mean for you.

Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.

'Strong Summer': Travelers Looking for Bigger, Longer Vacations

Consumers may be spending less at the malls, but it may be to save up for summer vacation, according to preliminary information on early trip planners."It looks like it's going to be a strong summer," Sarah Gavin, a travel expert with online booking company Expedia, told CNBC on Thursday.

Stocks Close Mixed on Day Before Long Holiday Weekend

Stocks ended mixed on Thursday in light trading before a long holiday weekend, with the S&P 500 extending gains into a fourth session, as General Electric and Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results that topped expectations.

'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction

Buying a Venetian island might sound like a dream investment. This particular one on the auction block has a nightmarish history.The island of Poveglia, purportedly the most haunted place in the world, is among several properties that Italy is selling at auction to cut its public debt.

How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker

Here’s a reason to embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job.


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