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Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&

What Customers Can Eat with McDonald's Customized Menu

iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual

Apple's September Event Will Be Available to Stream for Windows 10 Users

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.A website for the event — where it's widely expected A

Little-Known Rule 48 and Other Stock Regulations That Can Affect Your Money

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exch

Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day

Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder have their photo taken at Harvard Yard in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Fac

Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed."This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us

Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Products over Glass Fragments

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside

Facebook Hits 1 Billion User Milestone in a Single Day, Zuckerberg Says

(NEW YORK) --  For the first time ever, one billion people have logged onto Facebook in a single day, meaning 1 in 7 people in the world accessed their profiles, according to the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.The milestone moment happe

Christmas in August: Walmart to Launch Layaway Plan

Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now.With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to lau

Gains for Wall Street as Crude Oil Jumps 10 Percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.The Nasdaq also jumpe

Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, S

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop but

Instagram Makes a Huge Change to the Shape of Your Photos

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The days of cutting a friend out of an Instagram photo in order to fit into the square format are over.A huge new update to Instagram means photographs no longer have to be square. The Facebook-owned photo sharing

Facebook's Answer to Siri and Cortana Is Called 'M'

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook's answer to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana is a virtual personal assistant called "M" that will be housed inside the company's Messenger app.The social network wants users to know th

Apple Ready For September Event

Apple(NEW YORK) -- It's official: After plenty of speculation, Apple Thursday confirmed it will hold an event Sept.  9 in San Francisco where it is widely expected the company will show off an iPhone 6S.The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT a

Group's Investigation Finds Animal Abuse at McDonald's Supplier

McDonalds(NEW YORK) -- An animal rights group is calling for action from McDonald's after its investigation found abuses at a Tennessee poultry farm that supplies the fast food chain.Mercy for Animals has posted an undercover video showing chickens being

Amazon Underground Offers Thousands of Dollars of Free Apps

Lisa Werner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amazon is turning the idea of an app store upside down.The retailer is taking aim at the Google Play app store with its latest venture called Amazon Underground which claims to offer more than $10,000 worth of Android

Facebook Begins Testing New Personal Digital Assistant

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is testing a new personal digital assistant. Its called "M" and it works inside Facebook Messenger.But unlike its competitors, the new service can complete tasks on your behalf."It can purchase items, get

Attack of the Drones: Company Creates Anti-Drone Ammo

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Amidst privacy concerns and the ubiquity of camera-bearing drones, an ammunition company has created a load aimed at, pun intended, "aerial drone/quad copter training and range shooting systems."Snake River Shooting Products

Walmart to Stop Selling Assault Rifles in US Stores

snyferok/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Walmart will cease sales of assault rifles in its stores in the U.S.The New York Times reports that the policy change is related to customer demand and not gun politics. The decision, Walmart says, was mad