'Weird Al' Yankovic, master of pop music song parodies, celebrated his first Billboard number one album this week with 'Mandatory Fun.' The success of what could be Weird Al's last studio album comes on the strength of a savvy social media campaign and the comedian's shrewd adaptation to a changing music industry.
Uber, the taxicab and ridesharing service, is delivering ice cream to its users in 144 cities for the third year in the row. Until 5 p.m., smartphone users with the Uber app can request a shipment of ice cream to be delivered 'within minutes.'
7-Eleven Day is here, which means the chain will give away free Slurpees between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., plus a week of free treats to customers who download the new 7-Eleven app. Enjoy 7-Eleven Day now, before a summertime 'polar vortex' drops temperatures across the country.
The economy added an unexpected 288,000 jobs in June, the best employment report for the US in six years. Beyond the eye-catching numbers, there were other reasons for optimism in the June jobs report.
McDonald's and Taco Bell are among the biggest restaurant chains in the world, but US customers largely prefer smaller, hipper chains like In-N-Out and Chipotle, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.
General Motors will recall an additional 7.6 million vehicles in the US for an ignition flaw similar to the one responsible for several accidents and at least 13 deaths. The GM vehicles recalled Monday were involved in accidents causing at least three more fatalities.
The US economy shrank an unexpected 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, its worst performance in five years. Happily, experts see signs of a strong economic rebound for the rest of the year.
The World Cup draw between the US and Portugal Sunday drew 25 million US viewers, an all-time record for soccer, and US interest in the World Cup has surged since 2010. Does that mean soccer has finally arrived in the US, or is it destined to be like Olympic sports – wildly popular just once every four years?
Twenty-six percent of Americans have no emergency savings of any kind, and a majority have less emergency saving than experts recommend, according to a study from Bankrate. Even as the rest of the economy improves, the US savings rate has been trending downward for decades.
Velveeta recall involves 260 cases of cheese product that may not have enough preservative added, causing it to potentially spoil. The items involved in the Velveeta may have been distributed to Walmart stores in as many as 12 Midwest states.
General Motors faced another massive recall, a congressional grilling, and a multibillion dollar lawsuit this week. But the automaker's sales continue to be strong, and newer GM drivers are among the most satisfied in the country, according to a recent J.D. Power and Associates survey.
Young adults in the US increasingly are moving out and forming their own households as the economy improves, according to a recent report from Barclays.
General Motors' ignition switch problems have expanded to the company's larger vehicles. GM will recall an additional 3.36 million vehicles worldwide to replace or repair keys that could fall out of place.
Hillshire Brands will merge with Tyson Foods as soon as it gets out of a previous deal to buy Pinnacle Foods. However, Pinnacle stands to make hundreds of millions from being dropped by Hillshire.