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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cable customers startled by 'Emergency Alerts'

Cable customers startled by 'Emergency Alerts'


Cable customers startled by 'Emergency Alerts'

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 08:55 AM PDT

With the threats of Ebola and ISIS, Americans are arguably a bit on edge. So it probably didn't help that many AT&T U-Verse users saw a strange alert from the White House on their TVs early Friday.

Bezos: The Grinch that stole Amazon's Xmas

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 08:17 AM PDT

You're a mean one, Mr. Bezos. You really are a drone. Your Fire Phone's unpopular. Your cloud biz bleeds red ink. Mr. Bezos. Your ship looks like it is really starting to sink!

Carl Icahn to Taj Mahal casino workers: I'm from the mean streets of Queens

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 07:40 AM PDT

The union can't bully Carl Icahn. He's from Queens!

EU pledges 1 billion euros to fight Ebola

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 08:01 AM PDT

European countries have responded to appeals for more help to fight Ebola by pledging to increase aid for West Africa to a billion euros ($1.3 billion).

Tumblr CEO: I'm still in charge here

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 07:02 AM PDT

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P&G to spin off Duracell

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 05:33 AM PDT

Procter & Gamble is splitting off the Duracell battery business.

'SNL' interns reach $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:19 AM PDT

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Brits may get paid for losing weight

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 04:32 AM PDT

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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 02:09 AM PDT

Look out below!

China one of top 3 destinations for expats

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:39 PM PDT

Many Chinese want to swap Beijing pollution for greener foreign shores, but it seems plenty of expats are happy to head in the opposite direction.

Wall Street delivers bad news to Amazon

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 05:45 AM PDT

Amazon's shareholders are fed up.

How to avoid homebuyer's remorse

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 05:14 PM PDT

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Why AMC and the BBC are getting together

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 08:32 PM PDT

AMC Networks is effectively taking over the BBC's cable channel in the United States in a deal that values the channel at $400 million.

FCC calls timeout on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 04:02 PM PDT

Those waiting for a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger -- and possibly improved cable service in cities like New York City and Los Angeles -- are going to have to hold out a bit longer.

Buffett lost $2 billion, but there's good news

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 04:16 AM PDT

The bad news for Warren Buffett: Two of his firm's largest investments have lost the company $2.3 billion this week.

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight ebola

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 04:49 AM PDT

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

Bah Humbug: Sears is closing 77 more stores

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 02:32 PM PDT

Sears is closing 77 Sears and Kmart stores and cutting 5,300 jobs. And that's not even the worst news.

How to make your food last longer

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 02:31 PM PDT

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Schools install gun detection technology

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

What if cops can pinpoint exactly where a shooter is during a school shooting? Maybe that can prevent the next Newtown tragedy.

Microsoft sales soar 25% on huge demand for Office, Surface, Xbox and cloud

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 03:44 PM PDT

Who needs Windows?

5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences

5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences


5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:27 AM PDT

Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. It's got stunning wildlife, an expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands, too.

Diwali celebrations light up India

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:34 AM PDT

All around the world, Indian Sikh devotees celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas, or Diwali, with firewords and candles. Here's a look at some of the festivities in India this week

Web seeks culprit of National Parks graffiti

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 04:40 PM PDT

The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States. One move that could get the vandal caught? Bragging about their "artwork" on social media.

5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:19 AM PDT

Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain. It's stunning wildlife, expansive volcanic crater and intriguing islands, too.

Web seeks culprit of National Parks graffiti

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 04:40 PM PDT

The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States. One move that could get the vandal caught? Bragging about their "artwork" on social media.

No more 'weird' buildings: The end of ambitious Chinese architecture?

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:32 AM PDT

The Chinese leadership has called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. Does it mean the end of unusual structures like these?

The best places to ski on earth?

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 03:04 AM PDT

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

The airport that refuses to die

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 09:10 PM PDT

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel Airport has won a place in the city's heart.

North Korea halts foreign tourism over Ebola fears

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 06:35 AM PDT

North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told.