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Steak 'n Shake Expanding Into Pakistan


SeanPavonePhoto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One of the pioneers of the premium burger market is now expanding into Pakistan.Steak ‘n Shake announced on Friday that it will open 15 new locations in Pakistan, after signing an exclusive ag

Lonely Bros Can Grow Their 'Wolfpack' With New App


ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- There’s a new app for bros looking for other bros to hang with, and it could be the salvation of the modern male heterosexual friendship. It’s called Wolfpack and, yes, it does howl. The brainchild of Nile Niami, a mov

Ellen Pao Loses Big Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Case to Kleiner Perkins


Justin Sullivan / Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A preeminent venture capital firm was mostly victorious in Silicon Valley's biggest sex discrimination suit.A jury has ruled in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the case. At the center of the

California Chinese Restaurant Turns the Tables on Yelp Reviewer


iStock/Thinkstock(MILLBRAE, Calif.) -- The owner of a Chinese restaurant in the California city of Millbrae, near San Francisco, is taking a stand against a scathing review, and he says he has video to disprove the negative comments.Yelp user “Dan W

Gains on Wall Street Despite Slowed Economic Growth in Fourth Quarter


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After a run of losses this week, Wall Street finished Friday's session on a somewhat positive note. All three major indices closed the day with gains, despite a Commerce Department announcement of slower economic growth in t

Silicon Valley Startup Creates $20 Toothpaste


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  In this age of $30 dollar shampoo, $50 sunscreen, and $200 face cream, would you pay $20 for a small tube of toothpaste?A Silicon Valley startup hopes you will.The company, started by Berkeley and Stanford graduates, s

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Deeply Disappointed' in Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law


Apple(NEW YORK) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed disdain for a new Indiana law that could allow business owners to discriminate against gay people.The law, signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday, is called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Penc

Federal Bureau Outlines Protections from Abusive Payday Loan Practices


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a draft of its upcoming payday loan rule on Thursday, the first step in protecting consumers from abusive payday loan practices.Last year, the CFPB released an analysis of pa

What's at Stake in Kleiner Perkins' Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Case


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The sex discrimination case against one of Silicon Valley's biggest venture capital firms has placed the spotlight on the region’s perceived gender imbalance, with millions of dollars and high-profile reputations at

GDP Rises 2.2% in Fourth Quarter


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department.The gross domestic product rose at annual rate of 2.2 percent, compared with 5 percent in the third

Americans Continue to Buy Less Soda, Data Shows


Tom Pennington/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It seems nobody wants bubbles in their drinks anymore.The year 2004 was the first time people really started talking about sugary drinks as one of the main reasons for weight gain -- and since then, the fizz has g

New Jersey Man Sues Builders over $1.6 Million 'Uninhabitable' House


WABC-TV(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The $1.6 million “dream house” a New Jersey man had built for his wife 10 years ago has become a never-ending nightmare for him.When the house in Florham Park, New Jersey, was completed in 2007, Humayun Akht