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Kia to Recall Nearly 87,000 Vehicles in Wake of Fire Risk


Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kia Motors is recalling over 80,000 vehicles after a defect in the cooling fan resistor was found, creating the risk of potential fires.According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administ

Behold a Material So Water Repellent That Liquid Just Bounces Off


BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Behold, a material so water-repellent that liquid drops just bounce off the surface.Two scientists at the University of Rochester, Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, have created a metal surface that is so hydrophobic t

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Sales Soar on Samsung's Home Turf


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Apple has gained significant market share in Samsung's home country of South Korea due to the company's successful bet on making bigger iPhones. Following the release of its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, new data show

How to Make the Most of Falling Mortgage Rates


Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is close to 3.6 percent, a near rock-bottom low that’s more than a full percentage point lower than this time last year.And for many, refinancing could mean huge savings.In the

SkyMall Bankruptcy: The Top Ten Products We Never Needed


SkyMall(NEW YORK) -- After a long career entertaining those who forgot to bring their own amusement for their flight, the company that owns SkyMall magazine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. For those of who have spent countless hours scanning it

Dow, S&P 500 Reverse Course Following Days of Gains


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After four days of gains, poor earnings reports sent stocks sliding to close the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Friday at 17,672.60, down 141.38 from its open. The Nasdaq however rose 7.48 to

The Story Behind the Eight New Messages On Your Candy Hearts This Year


Necco(NEW YORK) -- With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, Sweethearts is entering its busy season again. The popular heart-shaped sugar candy regularly adds and removes sayings each year to prep for the new season, but 2015 marks a historic mom

India's Female-Friendly Pink Cabs Come Equipped with Panic Button


Meru Cab/Facebook(DELHI, India) -- In response to an alleged rape by an Uber driver last month, one of India's largest taxi companies is rolling out a new service focused around female safety. MeruEve, which was officially launched by Meru Cabs in Delhi,

PayPal, Google Join Crimea Tech Exodus


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a tough time to be a tech savvy person in Crimea.PayPal and Google are among the companies that are blocking certain services to the beleaguered peninsula, according to reports.The move comes one month after the United

Some Apple Execs Made More Money than CEO Tim Cook in 2014


Apple(NEW YORK) -- One of the most powerful women in technology has out-earned her boss, Apple CEO Tim Cook.Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores, earned a hefty $73 million pay package in 2014, according to a filing w

Why Google's Eric Schmidt Believes the Internet Will Disappear


Miguel Villagran/Getty Images(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has a jarring prediction for the future of the Internet."The Internet will disappear," Schmidt said during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerlan

Oil Prices Spike on News of King Abdullah's Death


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Following the news of King Abdullah’s death on Thursday, crude oil spiked 2.5 percent.Oil prices have fallen by half in the past year, dropping 3 percent earlier on Thursday before the death of the 90-year-old leade

Four Ways to Easily and Painlessly Cut Family Expenses


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORk) — Lauren and Mark Greutman live as frugally as possible, clipping coupons, buying in bulk at the grocery store and driving an old car. But that wasn’t always the case.“We had no idea what we were doing, we had

Different Colored Print Ads Produce Different Results


Lionsgate(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Not everything is black-and-white when it comes to the effectiveness of print ads. Sometimes color can do more to influence consumers but in another way.Ohio State University researchers sought to learn if black-and-white

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Dollar Tree Merger Deal


SweetBabeeJay/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Family Dollar stockholders voted on Thursday to approve a merger with Dollar Tree, a deal months in the making.Family Dollar said in a news release about 89 percent of the total shares voted were vote

Early Warnings About IRS Scams This Tax Season


eric1513/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The government issued a warning Thursday for Americans to be on high alert for tax-season scams that feature fake IRS agents.Lois Dilibero said a fake IRS agent left a voicemail on her phone recently.“They s