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IRS warns of phishing tax scams, fake emails

Tax season is prime time for cons. Tax scammers are sending out so-called "phishing emails" that appear to be from the IRS and claim that the recipient either owes money or is due a refund.  More

Starbucks is morphing into a tech company

Kevin Johnson used to be the CEO of tech firm Juniper Networks. He was just named COO of Starbucks.  More

Hershey lawsuit angers fans of British chocolate in U.S.

Hershey has forced an importer to stop selling proper British chocolates in the United States, angering fans of Cadbury and Toffee Crisps.  More

NHL partners with GoPro for on-ice action

The National Hockey League is partnering with GoPro to get hockey fans closer to the action than ever before.  More

Thank you OPEC! China saves $100 billion

The collapse in oil prices will save China $100 billion in just six months.  More

Oil crash may kill the Texas housing boom

The oil price meltdown is costing thousands of jobs. That means people won't be looking for new homes.  More

France: Our economy is gonna get real

France has promised to accelerate efforts to revive its economy, taking advantage of a window of opportunity provided by the European Central Bank's massive stimulus program.  More

Greece elections: Have 5 years of austerity paid off?

It's decision time in Greece. National elections on Sunday are widely seen as a vote on years of punishing austerity, and whether its citizens can handle much more.  More

McDead? More lousy results from McDonald's

McDonald's sorely needs a turnaround. Look for a simpler and healthier menu soon.  More

Heard at Sundance: 'Black lives matter'

The Sundance Film Festival always tries to reflect the times, and this year that means featuring several films that relate to the ongoing anti-police brutality protest movement.  More

SkyMall catalog lands in bankruptcy

SkyMall catalog lands in bankruptcy  More

Microsoft unveils next version of Office

Microsoft's next version of Office will come in two forms: Office universal apps and Office 2016.  More

Western Union CEO: It's tough being an immigrant in Europe

The boss of Western Union says it's much harder being an immigrant in Europe than in the U.S.  More

Gold is sexy again. Price jumps above $1,300

Gold is soaring after the Swiss franc shocker and the European Central Bank stimulus plan.  More

UPS delivers bad news. Stock tumbles 10%

The package delivery giant warns that its fourth-quarter results will be weaker than expected, citing costs tied to preparations for the holiday rush.  More

Fake IRS phone calls tops list of tax scams

Scammers impersonating IRS agents are targeting the elderly and new immigrants threatening them with arrest, deportation or the loss of their driver's license. And the IRS says this scam is on the rise, topping its list of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams this year.  More

Box jumps 66% in first big IPO of 2015

Investor demand for online storage company Box is in the clouds. Stock soars as trading begins.  More

Uber restarts in New Delhi

Uber says it has resumed operations in New Delhi, six weeks after one of its drivers was accused of rape and the service was banned.  More

16 firms worth billions despite losing money

Shazam is now valued at $1 billion despite the fact it doesn't generate a profit. It's hardly alone.  More

Tim Cook on his way to billionaire club

Tim Cook and other Apple executives had massive paydays in 2014 as a result of the company's record year.  More

Russian elites warn West: Sanctions will never move Putin

Elite Russian political and business leaders are warning the U.S. and Europe not to push their luck too far as the sides clash over sanctions.  More

Davos elite: We are not the bad guys

The rich have a message for the 99%: Don't hate us, we are good for you.  More

AT&T texts can be faked to hack you

AT&T alerts don't look legitimate enough. It's too easy to make fake AT&T alerts to scam you.  More

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis's Harley sells for $385,000

An icon of the early years of rock-n-roll, Lewis sells off a Harley-Davidson that was given to him in 1959 and that he's owned ever since.  More

Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Cars

Depreciation is the biggest cost of owning a car and these vehicles depreciate the least.  More

Phone wars: Li Ka-shing's Hutchison to buy O2 for $15 billion

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to pay up to £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion) for U.K. mobile operator O2  More

Can 'lumbersexuals' save Land's End?

Dressing in flannel shirts and boots is the trend right now. LL Bean is hot, but Lands' End is struggling.  More

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Google will sell wireless service directly to customers over Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, according to multiple reports.  More

NYPD bolsters security over Charlie Hebdo

The New York Police Department has stepped up security for media companies that republished Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Wells Fargo, JPMorgan loan officers took cash kickbacks

Federal and state regulators say loan officers at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan steered business to a Maryland title company in exchange for cash payments.  More

Facebook's Sandberg wants more women online

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has made it her personal mission to get more women connected to the Internet in developing countries.  More

The Army gun: My 'Lethal Weapon' moment

On a visit to the Beretta USA factory in Maryland, I fired the classic M9, and also the new M9A3 that was just submitted to the Army.  More

McDonald's sued over claims of racism

Ten ex-workers in Virginia claim they were fired because of their race after a supervisor allegedly told them that there were "too many black people in the store."  More

Fox's new show 'Empire' is a hit 3 weeks in a row

While most shows fall in ratings after their premiere, Fox's 'Empire' grows stronger with audiences.  More

Ford makes major push into Silicon Valley

Ford aims to have 125 engineers, researchers and scientists in Palo Alto, Calif., working on self-driving cars and connectivity features, by the end of this year.  More

3 reasons the ECB stimulus matters

Wall Street is saying 'Bellissimo!' to the big QE announcement by the European Central Bank. You should too.  More

Southwest Airlines is saving billions on fuel

America's favorite low-cost carrier expects to save half a billion in the first quarter alone on fuel. The stock is up 7%.  More

$7.54 for a Big Mac? Only in Switzerland

Switzerland has the most overvalued currency in the world, according to the Economist's Big Mac index. Ukraine and Russia have the most undervalued currencies.  More

T-Mobile rejects 50% for bad credit

T-Mobile reveals that half of Americans don't have sufficiently good credit to qualify for the company's best plans.  More

Europe to Russia: We won't blink over Ukraine

Europe won't even think about relaxing sanctions on Russia unless it sticks to a Ukraine peace agreement signed four months ago.  More

Why airfares are sky-high when jet fuel is dirt cheap

Jet fuel is costing airlines about half of what they were paying a year ago, but passengers not seeing any break on fares.  More

Bill & Melinda Gates' next target: banking

The billionaire power couple believe banking -- specifically the mobile variety -- can help lift millions out of poverty.  More

Tootsie Roll names 83-year old widow as new CEO

Ellen Gordon, who has served as president of Tootsie Roll for 37 years, tapped as CEO following passing of her husband.  More

GalaxyBerry? Samsung-BlackBerry rumor is back

BlackBerry has said it isn't talking to Samsung. But the market refuses to believe it. Shares surged again on more takeover rumors. But why would Samsung want BlackBerry?  More

Greek elections: Faces of austerity

Severe spending cuts designed to repair the Greek economy have dealt a heavy blow to its citizens.  More

Turing manuscript going up for auction

A handwritten manuscript by mathematician Alan Turing, subject of the Oscar-nominated movie, is expected to sell for at least $1 million.  More

Struggle City: Most U.S. cities haven't recovered yet

60% of American metro areas are still below their pre-recession levels when it comes to jobs and growth.  More

London mayor bends to IRS, settles U.S. tax dispute

After steadfastly refusing to pay an "absolutely outrageous" tax bill demanded by American authorities, the mayor of London is back in the good graces of the IRS.  More

Belichick talks #DeflateGate in front of Gillette #Flexball ad

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked about DeflateGate in front of a Gillette Flexball banner.  More

I've made millions playing poker, own almost nothing - and I've never been happier

Once he made some money, this poker player tried settling down. But he found he was happier on the road.  More

Smarter people use iPhones - study

A new study shows that states with more college-educated people tend to have higher iPhone sales.  More

Chinese Premier: We'll slow down but we won't crash

One of China's top government officials, Premier Li Keqiang, is reassuring markets that his country will avoid a much-feared "hard landing" as economic growth slows.  More

Netflix plans more original series

The chief content officer at Netflix says the company "can probably launch successfully ... around 20 original scripted shows a year."  More

London is the fastest growing western city

Britain's capital grew more than any other western city last year, according to a new Brookings report  More

Hands on with Microsoft's HoloLens

A first hand test of Microsoft's new augmented reality goggles.  More

World's top cities: Zurich. Paris. Hartford?

Hartford, Connecticut has a higher gross domestic product per capita than Paris, Geneva and New York.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Toy story: What toy sales tell us about China's future

China has been the world's toy factory for decades. But now, Chinese consumers are buying, and helping to reshape the industry.  More

Macau: China's gambling mecca desperately needs to diversify

Macau has enjoyed years of blockbuster growth. But the Chinese territory is far too dependent on gambling.  More
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