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Black Friday bargain: Airline stocks

Airlines are a notoriously difficult industry for investors, but these stocks have been soaring and that's unlikely to stop.  More

Black Friday: Europe's stores educate shoppers

Black Friday is spreading to Europe -- although some shoppers need a little nudge to understand why they are getting a deal.  More

Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales

More retailers start their deals on Thanksgiving, but it's merely shifted some customers from Black Friday to Thursday.  More

Air fare is still going up, even as costs go down

Jet fuel prices are down about 18% since August, but don't expect a break in your air fare any time soon.  More

Stock market gems: Tiffany and Signet surge

Shares of Tiffany and Signet -- owner of Kay, Jared and Zales -- have been glittery all year long. A good sign for the holidays?  More

iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

Sales of iPads and other tablets are slumping badly in 2014, and won't likely be a big hit during the holidays as they were last year.  More

Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

Apple widened its lead at the most valuable company on the planet Tuesday.  More

U.S. economy picks up speed

Growth in the third quarter is revised higher as both consumer spending and business investment show greater strength.  More

Uber removes posts on sex & hookers

Uber is taking down blog posts that show how it tracks users' one-night stands -- and the prevalence of prostitutes in your favorite pick-up location.  More

Big investors' war on coal

KLP, Norway's largest pension fund manager, is the latest to divest from coal companies.  More

Honda underreported 1,729 deaths and injuries

Eight of the accidents involved Takata airbags, which can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel.  More

What's up with the Budweiser Clydesdales?

The Clydesdale horses, with their signature white feathered legs, have been featured in Budweiser ads for decades.  More

Tribune reverses course on unlimited vacation policy

A week and a day after announcing it would switch to a "discretionary time off" policy that would remove limits on how many paid days off salaried employees could take, Tribune Publishing has rescinded the program.  More

Investors try to profit from Ferguson

Digital Ally makes cameras that police officers can wear. They may get used more in the wake of Ferguson. But this is an incredibly risky stock.  More

Gay killing game 'Ass Hunter' taken down by Google

Google removes 'Ass Hunter,' a homophobic video game, from its Android app store following a backlash from users.  More

RadioShack still stuck in the 1980s

A recent visit to a RadioShack to preview their holiday shopping plans shows that it may be tough for the retailer to turn its finances around any time soon.  More

Use this app to get the lowest prices on your holiday shopping

PriceJump is the best app to help you get the lowest prices for your holiday shopping.  More

Kmart workers fight for time off on Thanksgiving

More than 600 Kmart workers signed a petition asking that the store allow employees to at least request the day off.  More

Tina Fey's next sitcom moves from NBC to Netflix

This arrangement, announced Friday, illustrates how the lines have blurred between traditional TV networks and newfangled options like Netflix.  More

Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

The European parliament is calling Google a monopoly in need of a breakup.  More

Which is the best Droid to buy?

Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here's how they stack up.  More

Bill Cosby, Uber and the week in pictures

A look back at the hot stories and images from the world of business this week.  More

Google: Pay $1 and see fewer ads

Google has a new service that will give websites an alternative to advertising by asking users to contribute a few dollars every month.  More

Turner channels, including CNN, are back on Dish Network — for now

CNN and 7 other channels owned by Turner Broadcasting are back on the Dish Network's channel lineup — for now — after a month-long blackout.  More

'Hunger Games' aims to top 2014's box office

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is expected to open big this weekend, and could quickly become the biggest hit of 2014.  More

Square will soon accept Apple Pay

The mobile payments company Square is planning to accept Apple Pay.  More

Burger mania hits Wall Street

Gourmet burgers are all the rage with consumers and investors. Will the successful debut of Habit lead to IPOs from Shake Shack and other better burger joints? And more trouble for McDonald's?  More

Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast says new app will send alerts when technicians are close to arriving and let customers rate quality of service.  More

One stock I was glad to sell recently

The stock market is having a great 2014, but three top analysts discuss which companies they're dumping.  More

Boston Market feeds over 300,000 Thanksgiving Day workers

It's not dinner with family, but thousands of businesses will order turkey and mashed potatoes from Boston Market for the workers they've scheduled on Thanksgiving.  More

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
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