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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:20am

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay Off Anymore

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:00am

Minimum wage flat, college tuition up, students broke: Summer jobs just doesn't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.

What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

Verizon Reportedly Prepares To Buy Yahoo For $4.8 Billion

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:44am

Verizon will announce the deal Monday, according to Bloomberg. While Yahoo will keep its most valuable assets, the move effectively disbands Yahoo as one of the longest-running Internet companies.

With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.

Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?

Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas — Even Exploding Cows

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:48am

Sales of hobby games grew about 20 percent last year, and crowdfunding sites are opening doors for indie game designers. All this is paving the way for more than a few new and, well, inventive games.

The Rise, Fall And Lasting Influence Of Roger Ailes

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 4:03pm

Roger Ailes' biographer Gabriel Sherman discusses Ailes' influence on conservative politics and what his departure from Fox News means for the network's future.

They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:17pm

A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

WATCH: Facebook Tests Internet-Beaming Plane

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:24am

The social media company's high-altitude, unmanned, solar-powered drone is designed to provide wireless Internet coverage to the ground below.

Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:57am

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.

Dunkin' Donuts To Add More Eggs To Its Egg Patty

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:46am

The company says while there will be more eggs, there will be less water and other ingredients. The downside is that the egg patty will also have more calories.

After Shaping Media And Politics For Decades, Ailes Is Out At Fox News

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:01am

Sexual harassment allegations against Fox News chief Roger Ailes cost him his job. We examine Ailes' legacy, an unparalleled figure in the twin realms of media and politics.

'I Am Proud To Be Gay,' Tech Investor Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:29pm

Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.

Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

The Justice Department and a number of states filed suit today to block two big mergers in the health insurance industry. Anthem was planning to acquire Cigna, and Aetna sought to buy Humana. Justice Department officials said they had no doubt the mergers would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

Roger Ailes, Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Out As Chairman Of Fox News

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:31pm

Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the news channel, "has resigned from his role effective immediately," according to parent company 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is taking over in the interim.

Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:03pm

Some of the biggest brewing companies have agreed to list the number of calories, alcohol content and nutrition information on beer bottles and cans.

So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:24pm

It's been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.

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