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Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo
Posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:04:52 GMT
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.







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Bar Owners Worry Over Lime Shortage
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:47:06 GMT

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.








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Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:16:03 GMT
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.







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'Strong Summer': Travelers Looking for Bigger, Longer Vacations
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:44:55 GMT
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.







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Stocks Close Mixed on Day Before Long Holiday Weekend
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:27:11 GMT
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.







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'Most Haunted Place in the World' Up for Auction
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:56:07 GMT
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.







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How Knitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:09:29 GMT

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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Meet the Wal-Mart of Money Transfer Services
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:38:26 GMT
Wal-Mart Stores said Thursday it will partner with Ria Money Transfer to launch Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service, a program that will allow customers to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 of its stores.Through the service, customers can transfer as much as $50 for $4.







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Russia to Western Businesses: All is Well, Nothing to See Here
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:38:24 GMT
Russia is going to great lengths to try to reassure investors, foreign businesses and its own people about its economic and political stability. But in the midst of escalating violence in Ukraine and huge capital outflows, Russia has already dug itself a deep economic hole—and it's getting worse.







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So Your Child Is College-Bound. Now, How Do You Pay for It?
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:22 GMT

Many parents may be overwhelmed by the cost of college, but you don't have to pay for the whole thing, there are various funding options








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All the Joe You Can Drink for $45/Month; There's an App for That
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:20 GMT
New Yorkers can get a subscription for their caffeine addiction — and for now, it’s free.A startup and app called "CUPS" gives subscribers unlimited coffee or tea for $45 a month at dozens of independent coffee shops in Manhattan and around the boroughs.

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Water and Sewer Can Help Detroit Exit Bankruptcy, Judge Says
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:14 GMT
Detroit may be crumbing, but the city's water and sewer system just might be a way to help the bankrupt city pay down some of its $18 billion debt.







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Judge Declines to Order 'Park it Now' Notices for GM Cars
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20:37 GMT
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co. to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.







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Holy Guacamole! Chipotle to Raise Prices as Costs Soar
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:05:04 GMT
Grocery shoppers aren't the only ones seeing a surge in food prices.Chipotle's feeling the pinch, too, and plans to pass along some of its increased costs to customers soon for the first time in three years.







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China's Twitter-Like Weibo Site Debuts on Nasdaq
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:05:03 GMT
China's Twitter-like platform Weibo went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the symbol "WB" and opened just below the expected $17 price but started trading 2 percent higher soon afterward.The stock was expected to open Thursday morning, but was delayed until closer to noon.







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Eastern Air Lines Faces Long Odds for Takeoff
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:18:23 GMT
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.







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Meet the Wal-Mart of Money Transfer Services. It's Inside Wal-Mart.
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:16:14 GMT
Wal-Mart Stores said Thursday it will partner with Ria Money Transfer to launch Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service, a program that will allow customers to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 of its stores.Through the service, customers can transfer as much as $50 for $4.







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Sluggish Home Prices Leave Millions Underwater
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:45:15 GMT
For millions of Americans still stuck in homes with mortgages bigger that the house is worth, the long slog back to dry land is getting longer.







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Is your child college bound? How do you pay for it?
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:38 GMT
Millions of college-bound high school seniors are receiving acceptance letters and financial aid award packages this month. Now it's decision time—not only for the student, but for Mom and Dad too—forcing families to grapple with how to pay for it all.







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America Must Rev Up to Stay Ahead of China: Commentary
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:14:08 GMT
In real terms, the U.S. economy expanded by a total of $290 billion dollars in 2013. With some minor adjustments, that's essentially the amount of extra income created by the nation as a whole. It also represents the increase in the purchasing power of its residents.







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Stocks Slip at Opening as Weak Earnings Trump Stronger Jobs Data
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:32 GMT
Stocks slipped on Thursday as some weak corporate earnings trumped stronger weekly jobless data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 32 points lower in early morning trading, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were also marginally down.







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Fewer People Than Expected File for Jobless Benefits
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:59 GMT
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.







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How Kitting and Writing Poetry Can Make You a Better Worker
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:10:04 GMT

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








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How knitting and writing poetry can make you a better worker
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:54:31 GMT
Here’s a reason embrace your inner guitar hero or secret poetry writing habit: It may be making you better at your day job.







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Chocolate's Soaring Price Could Make It 'Like Champagne'
Posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:58 GMT
As cocoa prices surge to near-record highs on demand for emerging markets, chocoholics brace for a hike in price – and maybe even a different taste, as chocolate makers hunt out cheaper ingredients.Cocoa futures are up 10 percent so far this year, hitting almost £1,900 on ($3,195) a ton in March.







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