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- Job growth boosts U.S. consumer confidence WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy’s dismal first quarter performance.The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose slightly to 82.5
Virginia trying to put brakes on ride-sharing services
Say you leave a bar in Clarendon, Virginia, on a Saturday night. You don't want to walk home, the Metro is closed, and you can't find a cab. There are smartphone apps that will call you a car at the touch of a button.
- Chamber honors volunteers FULTON, Ill. — Some of Fulton’s most influential business leaders joined together on Thursday at the annual Fulton Chamber of Commerce Dinner at Manny’s Too in Fulton.Though the night aimed to honor and salute members of the Chamber who have stepped
Mobile web siphoning revenue from U.S. cities as landlines fade
Tweeting, Facebooking, Skyping smartphone users are costing U.S. states and cities revenue as taxes rooted in old-fashioned telephone service fail to keep up with the Internet era.
Starbucks tests Greek yogurt smoothies in California, Missouri
Starbucks Corp., which started selling handmade sodas in the southern United States Tuesday, is now testing three flavors of Greek-yogurt smoothies as it continues trying to broaden its appeal beyond coffee.
The Internet has changed how we curse
Relatively recent technologies — cable television, satellite radio, and social media — provide us with a not-too-unrealistic picture of how often people swear in public and what they say when they do.
More than one in every 10 vehicles on the road has been recalled since January
It's becoming the year of the recall: Automakers have recalled more than 28 million vehicles in the United States this year — more than one in 10 vehicles on the road — putting the industry on track to trample the 2004 record of 30.8 million.
US gas prices rise slightly to $3.71 a gallon
A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has risen by 2 cents over the last two weeks to $3.71.
Good news for workers: Survey shows bonuses are back
For employees hoping to receive a fatter paycheck, the recession and its aftermath were bleak times. Companies pulled back on bonuses and lavish perks. Budgets for payroll increases were slim, meaning raises were often slight and hard to come by.
Paleo dieters suffer as Panera fights protein price jump
While more than half of American consumers are looking to eat more protein and millions are adhering to the Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet, the higher cost of the muscle-building amino acids threatens to curb their enthusiasm and send them in search of cheaper alternatives.
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