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PepsiCo Announces Low-Sugar Carbonated Beverage, Pepsi True


Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- PepsiCo has announced the soon-to-come online release of a new, low-sugar beverage.Pepsi True will launch exclusively on Amazon in mid-October, according to the company's website. The beverage is described as b

Elon Musk Teases Possible Announcement of New Vehicle


ChenRobert/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk teased the possible upcoming announcement of a new model car on his Twitter account on Wednesday night.The post included the image of an opening garage door and the outline of

Another Day of Losses on Wall Street Amidst Ebola Fears


vichie81/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A rough week on Wall Street continued Wednesday as all three major indices posted losses for the third consecutive day.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a staggering 238.19 to finished at 16,804.71.The N

Ebola Virus Hammers Airline Stocks, Boosts Pharma Stocks


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Ebola virus has become the unlikely arbiter of the latest winners and losers in stocks.The first diagnosis of an Ebola patient in the U.S. may be driving airline stocks lower, while shares of pharmaceutical companies mov

'Best By,' 'Sell By,' 'Use By' Labels Don't Mean Much, Expert Says


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean?Dr. Michael Hansen says he knows. “They don’t me

Get Deals on News Cars, Cruises and Costumes in October


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you plan to buy a new car or truck soon, October may be a very good time to make the purchase.“Manufacturers released their 2015 models in September,” said Mark LoCastro, director of public relations at DealNe

Derek Jeter Launches Company, Says 'I'm Not a Robot'


Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek Jeter wasted little time during his newly-christened retirement to tell the world that he's "not a robot" after all.Jeter, frequently mocked for showing little emotion, has launched a new digital company called

Head to Head: How PayPal and Apple Pay Compare


iStock Editoria/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Apple Pay set to launch this month and PayPal's plan to split from eBay, a battle is brewing in the world of mobile payments.While PayPal emerged as a mobile payments pioneer in the late 1990s, the allure of Ap

Travel Industry Goes Pink This October


Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts (NEW YORK) -- Wednesday kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the travel industry -- from spas to hotels and even one airline -- are going pink.Delta Air Lines painted one plane pink to celebrate and honor breast cance

Chrysler Has Best September Sales in Nine Years


Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- Chrysler continues its recent run of gains, reporting Wednesday that it sold 169,890 units in the U.S. last month, marking the best September sales since 2005. Chrysler credits strong demand for the Ram p

Most in US Vastly Unaware of CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio


iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- So far this fall, income inequality has not become a major political issue during the midterm election season, most likely to the chagrin of Democrats who were hoping to campaign on it.One of the reasons income inequality hasn

Despite Qualms About Economy, Americans Spending More than Last Year


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In spite of polls that show most Americans are still feeling gloomy about the economy, people in the U.S. have spent more in 2014 than they have in the last couple of years and plan to do so right up through the end of the h

Bill Gates Praises Boost in Philanthropy, Pledges $50M in Ebola Aid


Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the world lauded Bill Gates’ foundation for its largest humanitarian pledge ever — $50 million to help in the fight against the spread of Ebola in West Africa — the we

Drug Shares Jump After News of First American Ebola Case


Dynamic Graphics/Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Shares of pharmaceutical companies that produce experimental Ebola drugs spiked in after-market trading on Tuesday following news of the first diagnosis of the deadly disease in the United States.The U.S. C

Consumer Confidence Declines, More Losses on Wall Street


JaysonPhotography/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday marked another day of losses for Wall Street, as all three major indices closed lower for the second day in a row.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 28.32 to 17,042.90.The Nasdaq slipped

What to Expect from Microsoft Windows 10


Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- It's not coming out until 2015, but Microsoft offered a peek at what users can expect from the latest generation of the company's operating system called Windows 10.Many keen Microsoft observers will note that the company skipped ov

California Enacts Statewide Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags


iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California has become the first state in the country to make it illegal for grocery stores to give out plastic grocery bags.While many cities had already banned the bags, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday bann

Will Chocolate Be Next Casualty of Ebola Outbreak?


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Fears that the Ebola virus may spread to more countries in West Africa could also affect one of the region's major exports, cocoa, which has been steadily increasing in price over the last year.About 70 percent of the world'

Ford Cuts Profits Outlook for 2014


Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Will Ford’s profit warning be the first of many? The share price of the second-largest U.S. auto company plunged more than 7 percent as the firm cut its full-year profits outlook.At a conference call for i

Say 'Ello' to the Guy Who Invented an Alternative to Facebook


Ello(NEW YORK) -- Say "Ello" to Paul Budnitz.Budnitz, 47, owns a luxury bicycle shop in Burlington, Vermont, that bears his last name. He's also an author, photographer, filmmaker and the owner of Kidrobot, a company that creates toys, apparel and accesso

Under New Leadership, PayPal to Split from eBay


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- PayPal and eBay are separating to become two independent, publicly-traded companies. An eBay announcement Tuesday said the breakup, to be completed in the second half of 2015, is the "best path for growth a

Facebook Names the Top Honeymoon Destinations in US, World


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The fact that Hawaii is a top honeymoon destination isn't exactly a shocker. Gorgeous beaches, history, luxury hotels -- all without a passport. It's pretty much a no-brainer.According to Facebook check ins, Hawaii's islands

Do a Little Studying Before Applying for Seasonal Work


Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Looking for temporary work as retailers start hiring for the holiday season?Although most stores and other businesses are predicted to boost their seasonal employees from last year, getting a job may not be as easy as an