Growth at US service firms jumps on new orders
U.S. service firms expanded in July at the fastest pace since February, fueled by a brisker month of sales and a jump in new orders. The increase suggests economic growth could be picking up after a weak first half of the year.
Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of "old media": The Washington Post.
Time Warner Cable: CBS should be sold 'a la carte'
Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations in three major cities, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations' signal "a la carte" to consumers instead of bundling it with other channels.
What happens when you actually click on those "One Weird Trick" ads?
You've seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those "One Weird Trick" ads. The individual tricks themselves are peculiar, but the larger trick — of why this bizarre and omnipresent marketing strategy works — tells us a lot about what makes us click, buy and believe.
Online banks may help you boost your savings plan
Banks now have minimum deposit requirements and a host of fees that have discouraged some from opening savings accounts. But online banks are more consumer-friendly with no fees and higher interest rates.
Nissan Sentra is bigger, more upscale for 2013
The new Nissan Sentra a solid-feeling car, one that doesn't seem like the bargain-basement economy car that the Sentra was 10 years ago. It's a more grown-up car now, aimed at "professionals" who want something mature, comfortable and stylish.
Make summer the season for saving energy
Whether replacing light bulbs or unplugging your unused cellphone charger, small changes can make a big impact on your electricity bill this summer and beyond.
Google ups ante in fight for smart TVs
Google is taking another swing at commanding the television with its new Chromecast, a low-cost accessory that plugs into a TV and allows users to stream video, share tabs from the Google Chrome browser, or play music from their smartphones, tablet or computer on the big screen.
VIDEO: Restaurant workers rub private parts on food
Two Ohio Subway employees have been fired after pictures surfaced of genitals on sandwich bread.
McDonald's falls as 2nd-quarter profit trails estimates
McDonald's fell the most in nine months after posting second-quarter profit and revenue that trailed analysts' estimates and saying economic weakness would hurt results for the remainder of the year.
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