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Cool cars from the LA Auto Show

There are some of the standout vehicles on display this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  More

The FedEx driver who sued and won

Reggie Gray is one of many former FedEx Ground drivers who say the company illegally classified them as independent contractors rather than employees.  More

BMW i3 named 2015 Green Car of the Year

The German automaker's plug-in electric car beat out diesel-powered, bi-fuel, and natural gas contenders.  More

Bad coffee: Keurig Green Mountain stock plunges

The K-Cup king surprised Wall Street with weak guidance and news that its CFO is leaving. Has the stock peaked?  More

Bumpy ride for Ford's car-testing robots

Get a passenger-seat view of the robots that perform Ford's car testing.  More

Takata airbag victims looked like they had been shot or stabbed

Lawsuits, accident reports say police search for killers only to discover that it was an exploding airbag which killed drivers they were designed to protect.  More

Facebook rapidly growing drone business

Facebook is rapidly hiring people in aeronautics to join its drone team.  More

Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Flywheel, a competitor to Uber, has a new CEO who is not shy about his feeling for his controversial competitor. But can the company really supplant Uber and Lyft?  More

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

Best Buy shares skyrocket as the retailer proves it can do battle with Amazon.  More

Is the government spying on you? Find out

Detekt is the latest tool to spot if governments have put spyware on your computer. It's the work of Amnesty International, EFF and others.  More

See Paul McCartney -- in virtual reality!

Jaunt has released a virtual reality movie of Paul McCartney playing 'Live and Let Die.'  More

General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in response to the massive recall of its vehicles.  More

Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

Sen. Al Franken is demanding that Uber's CEO explain the company's privacy policies.  More

App takes guessing out of wine buying

Next Glass' app lets you know whether you'll like a wine or beer with a quick scan.  More

Ashton Kutcher tweets about 'shady' journalism

Ashton Kutcher, an Uber investor, went on a Twitter rant critiquing journalism and defending the company.  More

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo

Yahoo is replacing Google as the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser.  More

Elon Musk: Model X doesn't have a door problem

Tesla denies concerns about the car's distinctive falcon wing doors.  More

No turbulence for Virgin America. Stock up 50% since IPO

Wall Street is treating Virgin America like it's a hot tech stock. The airline has a lot going for it. But are shares due for a bumpy landing?  More

FAA can regulate drones

NTSB rules that drones are aircraft and thus covered under current FAA rules controlling their flights.  More

Staples boost profits by shutting 170 stores

Staples is fighting shrinking sales by stepping up efforts to close stores. Investors like the plan and sent shares up 10% Wednesday.  More

Barilla goes from worst to first on gay rights

A year after the pasta maker was under fire for anti-LGBT comments, it scored the top rating as an LGBT-friendly workplace.  More

Target customers and profits are back after hack

Target reported a healthy uptick in earnings Wednesday in a sign that customers are finally starting to trust the retailer again.  More

Starbucks has decades of growth ahead

The coffee company operates 20,000 stores, but it's still expanding, especially in food and tea.  More

Peter Thiel: Uber is 'most ethically challenged company in Silicon Valley'

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel questioned whether Uber's aggressive tactics have gone too far.  More

Feds call for nationwide Takata airbag recall

The government is asking automakers and airbag maker Takata to expand what is now a regional recall of 8 million vehicles for exploding airbags.  More

Here come the Apple Watch apps

The Apple Watch is still months away, but developers can start writing apps for the wrist starting today.  More

Days Inn, Super 8 workers trained to spot sex trafficking

The Wyndham hotel group is training their workers at Days Inn, Ramada, Super 8 and other hotels on how to spot sex trafficking.  More

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung makes a whole lot of smartphones. It's going to cut way back on its lineup next year.  More

$325 million deal may be riskiest contract in sports

The Miami Marlins' $325 million contact offer to Giancarlo Stanton raises eyebrows  More

Uber CEO tweet-storms an apology

Uber's CEO took to twitter -- composing 14 tweets -- to apologize for the comments of an executive on his team.  More

The hot new car color is ... brown

Warm color shades are becoming more popular as SUV sales grow and paint technology improves.  More

Southwest Airlines: Top stock of 2014

Southwest Airlines shares are up 110% so far this year. It managed to profit without a ton of add on fees.  More

FBI's 10 most wanted cyber criminals

The FBI is raising the stakes in its hunt for hackers and cyber fraudsters. Meet the suspected cybercriminals the agency wants most.  More

10 stocks to buy now

Morgan Stanley thinks the economic expansion could turn into the longest on record. If they're right, these stocks stand to gain the most.  More

Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the world's most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level.  More

Starbucks: Neil Young is wrong about boycott

Singer protests lawsuit against Vermont over genetic engineering labels.  More

Apple's Mac update fails to fix Wi-Fi problems

Apple's Mac update to fix Wi-Fi connectivity problems didn't solve the persistent problem.  More

Congress to banks: Admit you've been hacked!

Congress tells banks that they must be more upfront with the public when they have been hacked.  More

Ford's new Shelby Mustang GT350 unveiled

Ford unvewils the latest version of its high-performance pony car, the Shelby Mustang GT350.  More

Hackers attacked the U.S. energy grid 79 times this year

The U.S. energy grid is always getting attacked by hackers. They're coming dangerously close.  More

Diller's $130 million New York floating park

Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg to fund a $130 million park and performance space suspended above the water on Manhattan's west side.  More

Time sorry 'feminist' was in banned words poll

'Feminist' was included on Time's banned words poll. Many critics called out the magazine for doing so.  More

Best Cars to Buy - Kelley Blue Book

These 12 vehicles provide the best value for your dollar according to the car experts at KBB.  More

Warren Buffett loves credit cards and GM

The famous investor beefed up his stakes Visa and Mastercard last quarter. He also boosted his GM holdings.  More

Botox maker bought for $66 billion in biggest deal of 2014

The $66 billion buyout of the Allergan caps off a huge year for wheeling and dealing.  More

Halliburton goes hostile in big oil takeover bid

Baker Hughes said rival oil giant Halliburton is attempting to "pressure" it into a deal "on Halliburton's terms" and take over its board of directors.  More

Facebook is coming to your office

Facebook is working on "Facebook at Work," an office version for employee-to-employee communication at work.  More

The holidays stink for retail stocks

The holidays might give shoppers jaw-dropping deals, but they often leave retail investors with a big lump of coal.  More

Walmart workers plan Black Friday protests

Workers will protest the company's alleged retaliation against colleagues who call for better pay and fair schedules.  More

Amazon is hiring drone pilots

Amazon is hiring engineers to test and help certify its experimental drone delivery system. Pilot's certification preferred, but not required.  More

Best CEO of 2014: Apple's Cook or BlackBerry's Chen?

Apple is at an all-time high and Tim Cook deserves a lot of credit for that. But is John Chen's rescue of BlackBerry a more impressive feat?  More

NBA's Silver: Legalize sports gambling

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver becomes first major sports executive to advocate legalize sports gambling.  More

Augusta National admits IBM CEO as 3rd female member

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reportedly becomes member at Augusta National, which only accepted women members two years ago.  More

Twitter trashed with 'junk' rating from S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's assigned a junk rating to Twitter's debt.  More

Virgin America stock soars 25% after IPO

Richard Branson's hip airline flew high on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq. The company is now worth $1 billion.  More

Feds go after Swiss banker

A federal indictment says the man helped to hide hundreds of millions from tax collectors.  More

U.S. planes spy on American phones: report

Federal law enforcement agents reportedly fly small planes loaded with gear that gathers data on American cell phones.  More

Mary Barra pulls out of award ceremony after protests

Mary Barra was to receive a legacy award from the National Women's History Museum in Washington on Monday.  More

Should you buy the $99 PC from Walmart?

PC prices are now the lowest in history  More

College tuition hikes lowest since 1970s

On average, students will pay $9,139 to attend a state school this year -- or about 2.9% more than it cost last year.  More

Exploding airbag maker faces criminal probe

Takata tells analysts it is facing a federal criminal probe of exploding airbags in addition to investigation by safety regulators.  More

Facebook unveils privacy settings 101

Facebook has unveiled a 'Privacy Basics' guide and a new data policy.  More

WalMart says Thanksgiving Day deals are 'absolutely appropriate'

A WalMart executive said kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving is 'absolutely appropriate' and that employees are well taken care of.  More

Volkswagen Golf named Car of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the German hatchback the best new car for 2015.  More

Low gas prices a holiday gift for WalMart

WalMart thinks cheap gas will encourage consumers to shop more this holiday season.  More

Scared of cyberattacks? Buy this ETF

Investors now have an easy way to cash in on one of the hottest areas of the tech world: cybersecurity.  More

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys Duracell batteries

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy the Duracell battery brand from Procter & Gamble in a multi-billion dollar deal.  More

SeaWorld stock falls. Falling attendance blamed

Cost cutting is on the way as the company seeks to shake its 'Blackfish' blues.  More

YouTube to launch premium music streaming service

Soon you will be able to listen to some of your favorite music without ads on YouTube.  More

Obama's China climate deal: Job killer or worth the cost?

Republicans and industry say U.S. can't afford the cost of cutting greenhouse gases to battle climate change. But the EPA, environmental groups say inaction will cost more.  More

The home improvement business is booming

As many retailers fret about the upcoming holiday shopping season, home improvements stocks are sitting pretty  More

Macy's cut its holiday forecast. So why is the stock rallying?

Macy's isn't as optimistic about the holiday season as before, but the CEO talked a good game to calm investors.  More

Netflix for iPhone now comes in higher high-def

Netflix's new iPhone 6 Plus app offers 1080p resolution for even higher high-definition viewing.  More

Walmart's Thanksgiving sales start at 6 p.m.

Special deals on iPad Minis, TVs and Beats headphones are offered for those who shop between 6 and 7 p.m. on Thursday.  More

RadioShack to open on Thanksgiving

RadioShack, desperate for cash, announces its first Thanksgiving opening.  More

Google leases massive Navy blimp hangar

Google signs 60-year lease with NASA for historic Hangar One, a massive blimp hangar near its headquarters.  More

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.  More

Steve Wozniak: The iPhone 6 is three years too late

Apple founder Steve Wozniak said Apple should have developed a bigger iPhone several years sooner.  More

Keira Knightley thinks billionaire Silicon Valley nerds are weirdos

At an event in Silicon Valley, English actress Keira Knightley was reportedly shocked to discover wealthy tech billionaires wear Crocs to parties.  More

Target is giving away money to get you to shop

The company revealed holiday season deals on Monday with a keen focus on drawing online and mobile shoppers into its stores.  More

What did Mary Barra know about the GM recall, and when did she know it?

Emails show GM was preparing to fix flawed ignition switch weeks before it notified safety regulators or car owners, raising questions about CEO Barra's knowledge of problem.  More

Google wants to match your Ebola donation

Google will match every dollar donated in a $7.5 million public Ebola campaign with two more. The company pledges $10 million and co-founder Larry Page commits $15 million.  More

Bonus bummer on Wall Street

Being a traders isn't what it used to be. Wall Street bonuses are expected to shrink this year for hedge fund managers, as well as stock and bond traders.  More

AT&T cancels plans for in-flight Wi-Fi network

AT&T will no longer build its in-flight 4G Wi-Fi network, sending Gogo's shares soaring.  More

Ready to shop? 4 hot retail stocks

Heading into the holiday-shopping season, these are the top rated retail stocks by Wall Street analysts.  More

Obama wants more regulation for the Internet

President Obama says the Internet is open, free and vital to society -- and should be more heavily regulated to ensure it stays that way.  More

Attorney says GM ordered replacement ignition switches months before recall

Attorney suing GM says automaker placed order for 500,000 ignition switches in December, nearly two months before it ordered a recall to fix a problem tied to at least 30 deaths.  More

Chinese ready for world's biggest shopping day

Get ready, set, shop! Chinese consumers are gearing up for the country's biggest online shopping bonanza of the year.  More

Smoke pot legally? You can still get fired

While voters in Alaska, Oregon and D.C. just OK'd marijuana legalization, these new state policies don't necessarily protect you from getting fired at work for smoking pot.  More

Berkshire earnings take a hit on Tesco losses

Warren Buffett's investment company saw profits fall in the third quarter after it took a massive $678 million charge for its investment in Tesco, a British grocery store chain that has seen its shares plunge this year.  More

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gives Washington 30 days to prove itself

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is putting dysfunctional DC on notice, calling on Congress and the White House to "stop the polarization and dysfunction."  More

You might not need a mobile carrier by 2020

Now that Wi-Fi is everywhere and getting safer, you might not need a mobile carrier by 2020.  More

Sears is selling hundreds of stores. Investors cheer.

The troubled retailer is deploying its biggest weapon -- its vast real-estate holdings -- to raise cash. And Wall Street loves it.  More

Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving

JC Penney, Kohl's, Sears, and Macy's are also opening the night of Thanksgiving.  More

Coming to America: Chickens from China

U.S. food safety regulators give four Chinese companies approval to export cooked chickens to the United States. But those chickens must be born, raised and slaughtered in America, Canada or Chile.  More

Detroit bankruptcy case ends

The nation's largest municipal bankruptcy nears ends as judge approves Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy.  More

Victoria's Secret dumps 'Perfect Body' slogan

Victoria's Secret has changed its 'perfect body' slogan for 'A Body for Every Body.'  More

Honda expands exploding airbag recall

Honda expanded its recall of cars at risk of having their airbags explode.  More

Disney has record year, announces 'Toy Story 4'

Disney's Q4 earnings beat wall street expectations thanks to films like "Guardians of the Galaxy."  More

Home Depot hackers stole 53 million emails, too

New details reveal that hackers stole 53 million email addresses, in addition to the 56 million credit and debit cards compromised.  More

This is how your Gmail account got hacked

Google reveals how Gmail accounts get hijacked -- and the damage scammers do.  More

Adrian Peterson 'no longer a Nike athlete'

The sportswear company says it no longer has any ties with the football player after his plea deal for a reckless assault charge.  More

The Internet is 'Eaten Alive' by Discovery

The Internet is eating up the Discovery Channel's latest stunt program, 'Eaten Alive.'  More

Kate Spade is winning the 'handbag wars'

Kate Spade stock surged 18% Thursday. The brand is on the upswing while Coach and Kors struggle.  More

Bill Simmons goes off on Twitter about ESPN's "Mike and Mike"

Bill Simmons went off on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" with multiple tweets on Twitter.  More

Postal Service launches Sunday delivery for the holidays

The U.S.P.S. is expanding its holiday delivery schedule and expects to handle up to 470 million packages this season.  More

Apps for kids collect shocking data

PrivacyGrade.org rates every Android app on privacy, and apps aimed at kids got the worst grades.  More

Amazon's quirky Echo is Siri in a speaker

Amazon unveiled a new personal assistant device Thursday it's calling Amazon Echo.  More

The ultimate guide to shopping on Thanksgiving

Again this year, some of the country's largest retailers aren't waiting for Thanksgiving to be over -- or even for it to be Friday -- before launching their Black Friday deals.  More

Mark Zuckerberg holds his first-ever public Q&A on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg took on the public Thursday, holding his first-ever open Q&A session.  More

Taylor Swift is everything to the music industry

Taylor Swift's "1989" sold 1.2 million albums in a week, sending shockwaves through the music industry.  More

It's bring mom and dad to office day...seriously

LinkedIn says most parents don't offer their kids any professional advice because they don't understand what their children do at work. Bring In Your Parents day is an attempt to change that.  More

Peter Thiel on Tim Cook coming out: 'Courageous'

The openly gay billionaire said the Apple CEO's decision to come out 'will make a difference.'  More

The best investment I ever made

These investors made a killing buying shares of big US companies in the dark days of the financial crisis  More

Luxembourg: The tax haven at the heart of Europe

Hundreds of companies have saved billions of dollars in tax thanks to deals done with Luxembourg over a period of many years.  More

Microsoft makes Office free on mobile

Microsoft Office is now free on mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone and Android.  More

Jay-Z likes $300 champagne. So he buys the company

Music mogul Jay-Z has just purchased what could be described as the flashiest champagne company in the world.  More

J.C. Penney to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Department store chain J.C. Penney, which trailed rivals with holiday opening time in recent years, jumps ahead with one of the earliest openings this year.  More

Anheuser-Busch buys up another craft brewer

Bud brewer tries to gain foothold in fast-growing craft beer market.  More
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