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Man in Wheelchair Says He Was Humiliated at Minneapolis McDonald's
Posted Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:22:08 GMT
A disabled man in a wheelchair who uses a service dog says he was mocked and humiliated on two occasions when he tried to order food and eat inside a McDonald's restaurant in Minneapolis, according to a federal lawsuit.







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Ladies Home Journal to Become a Quarterly Magazine
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:51:05 GMT

The magazine that prides itself on offering practical beauty advice, recipes and more, will no longer run as a monthly.








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Microsoft Results Bolster New CEO Nadella's Direction
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:20 GMT
In Satya Nadella's first quarterly earnings release as chief executive, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday posted earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations, offering new justification for the CEO's focus on cloud computing.







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FyreTV Porn Streamer Sues Amazon Over 'Fire TV' Trademark
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:33:18 GMT
In what can only be called a highly expected development, Amazon is being sued over the trademark for its "Fire TV" streaming set-top box by the company that made a "FyreTV" device years earlier.







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Are Electric Cars Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars?
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:46:40 GMT

Glenn Zorpette, Editor of IEEE Spectrum breaks down the environmental costs of an electric car, versus a traditional, internal-combustion powered auto.








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Bank of America in Settlement Talks for $10B+: Sources
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:46:39 GMT

Bank of America is discussing a deal similar to that of JPMorgan's $13 billion settlement over securities tied to home loans, CNBC reports.








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Net Neutrality: What's New in the FCC's Latest Proposal
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:31:10 GMT
The Federal Communication Commission on Thursday announced a proposal to codify so-called net neutrality laws.







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Ladies Home Journal Ends Subscriptions
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:15:34 GMT
Meredith Corp. is ending subscription service for "Ladies' Home Journal," one of the nation's oldest women's magazines, due to declining advertiser interest.The magazine, launched in 1883, remains popular today with a circulation of 3.2 million, according to Meredith.







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Demand For Its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye Of Recalls
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:00:05 GMT
A billion here, a billion there and, sooner or later, it adds up to real money, according to an adage once popular in Washington, and something that General Motors shouldn’t ignore after its poor first-quarter earnings report, a net profit of barely $125 million.Writing off a whopping $1.







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Stocks Close Higher, but Ukraine Fears Restrain Exuberance
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:44:29 GMT
Stocks inched up on Thursday but concerns about the situation in Ukraine muted enthusiasm over Apple's earnings and strong manufactured goods orders.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed unofficially flat, while the S&P 500 added 3 points and the Nasdaq rose 21 points.







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Apple, Google and Other Tech Giants Settle Anti-Poaching Lawsuit
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:44:29 GMT
A class-action lawsuit alleging that a quartet of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies colluded not to recruit each other's employees has come to an end.







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Demand For its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye of Recall
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:29:01 GMT
A billion here, a billion there and, sooner or later, it adds up to real money, according to an adage once popular in Washington, and something that General Motors shouldn’t ignore after its poor first-quarter earnings report, a net profit of barely $125 million.Writing off a whopping $1.







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E-Cig Makers Say Proposed FDA Regs Should Keep Sales Smoking
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:42:34 GMT
The $2 billion electronic cigarette industry blew a big vapor ring of relief Thursday as the FDA released long-awaited proposed regulations for the booming tobacco alternative.







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GM Confirms Justice, SEC Probes on Ignition Recalls
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:42:32 GMT
General Motors confirmed it is being investigated by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its massive recalls of cars over ignition switch defects linked to 13 deaths, according to a recent filing.







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Swiss Certified as World's First Allergy-Friendly Airline
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:53:48 GMT
Air travel can be a challenging and, at times, life-threatening situation for the millions of people with allergies or sensitivities to pet dander, strong scents and certain foods.







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Deepak Chopra's guide to thinking rich
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:53:47 GMT
Many people may dream of becoming wealthy. Some say having a certain type of mindset can actually help to create affluence.Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and best-selling author, is a firm believer.







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American Workers Fuel Up with Oatmeal, Coffee
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:38:16 GMT
When it comes to the most important meal of the day, corporate America wants its oatmeal.An analysis of GrubHub Inc. breakfast delivery orders show that oatmeal is 75 percent more likely to be ordered for delivery to a work address, and one-third more likely to be ordered during the workweek.







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After Heartbleed, Tech Giants Team Up to Avoid Redux
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:37 GMT
The "Heartbleed" bug in a widely used software system rocked the Internet earlier this month, and major tech companies are teaming up to try to avoid a repeat.







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Australian tailor creates ‘wearable credit card’
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:36:04 GMT







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Is Lyft Coming to Your City? Uber Rival Revs Up Competition
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:20:30 GMT
Uber might have Paris, but Lyft has Lincoln, Nebraska. On Thursday, the ride-sharing service announced that it was expanding to nearly double the number of U.S. cities, including many smaller markets like Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. That puts the company in 60 total U.S.







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USPS Workers Protest Mail Counters Opening at Staples
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:05:02 GMT
Customers entering a Staples today to buy a packet of computer paper may be surprised to find they have to cross a picket line of US Postal workers first. The employees are protesting the launch of postal services at Staples counters they say will put them out of work.







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Hoppin' Hamptons: Home Prices Soar in Ritzy Long Island Roost
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:05:00 GMT
Hamptons' sand is turning into gold.The average sale price for real estate in the ritzy Long Island zip code soared by 40 percent, to $1.7 million, in the first quarter, one of the biggest year-to-year increases in recent history.







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Extra! Extra! Facebook Launches Real-Time News Wire
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:18:24 GMT
Twitter is the go-to social media spot for breaking news, but Facebook wants to change that with a new feature called FB Newswire.







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GM First-Quarter Profit Shaved by Recall Costs
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:31:42 GMT
A series of massive recalls has sliced GM's profit by 88 percent in the first quarter.The company is embroiled in a wide-ranging controversy over an ignition problem in nearly 3 million cars, linked to at least 13 deaths.







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Stocks Slide as Ukraine Fears Overshadow Apple Earnings
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:31:41 GMT
Stocks turned lower on Thursday, as concerns about escalating tension between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine overshadowed Apple's blockbuster earnings and better-than-expected orders for manufactured goods.

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