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  • Stocks to open down over debt impasse

    Stocks weighed down by Washington debt-limit talks, mixed corporate earnings. Stocks in Europe lifted by second Greek bailout.
    07/22/2011 10:24 am

  • Five alternatives to Netflix

    If angry messages on Twitter are any guide – and, honestly, when aren't they? – Netflix customers are acutely cheesed off at the company's decision to split its DVD and instant-streaming services. Up until now, you could have unlimited streaming plus one DVD out at a time for $10 a month. Under the new plan, the same package will cost you $16 a month. All said, it's still a pretty good deal. Remember what you used to pay for rentals at the video store? And if you're the type who only streams videos on Netflix, you can now get it for two bucks less. But let's suppose that Netflix has pushed you too far this time, driving you into the arms of a competitor. Which one should you choose? Here are five options.
    07/13/2011 11:43 pm

  • 'BarackObama assassinated': False tweet shows dark side of social media

    Hackers allegedly took control of Fox News' Twitter account and posted false messages that President Obama had been assassinated. It's a cautionary tale about social media.
    07/05/2011 07:27 pm

  • Barcode? Passé. Here comes the QR.

    Barcode for the digital age: Quick Response codes are designed for smart phones. And they convey far more data than a barcode.
    06/18/2011 12:38 am

  • Stocks end lower for sixth straight session

    After Ben Bernanke's worrisome outlook on Tuesday, stocks fell Wednesday, with the Dow losing about 21 points
    06/08/2011 05:52 pm

  • The Circle Bastiat Germany loosens up about regulating store hours

    Once strict laws about when shops can open and close are starting to be relaxed, much to the chagrin of labor unions and regulators
    05/24/2011 01:48 am

  • The New Economy McDonald's chicken says 'au revoir' to Italian flavor

    McDonald's chicken will be more French and more 'neutral.' Topping the McDonald's chicken sandwich: mirepoix.
    05/23/2011 12:14 pm

  • Camp connect

    Separated by foster care, brothers and sisters bond here.
    05/20/2011 04:04 pm

  • The New Economy McDonald's makeover: Is fast food slowing down?

    McDonald's makeover involves sweeping changes from arches to lighting. Aim of the McDonald's makeover is to get customers to linger after finishing their fries.
    05/09/2011 07:09 pm

  • Stocks close higher on commodities rally

    Following a strong show on Friday, the Dow rose 45 points, led by oil and precious metals
    05/09/2011 06:12 pm

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