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It was a nice thought.But according to people close to the situation, Angelina Jolie did not buy a private island in upstate New York for Brad Pitt's 50th birthday."We have no idea how this rumor got started," one person said. "The property is still on the market.
On Black Friday, Best Buy actually wants you to share footage of the holiday madness around you, asking customers to post six-second Vine videos on Twitter with the hashtag #VineInLine.Normally, a company pushing a social media campaign wouldn't be a big deal. But this is Black Friday.
Ford Motor Co. is recalling its Escape crossover-utility vehicle for the seventh time since the popular vehicle was redesigned for the 2013 model year.The latest problem centers around potential oil and fuel leaks that could result in vehicle fires.
It's the ultimate holiday mashup: Thanksgivukkah-BlackFriday. During what's shaping up to be a highly promotional holiday season, many companies are choosing to move their in-store Black Friday deals a day earlier to Thanksgiving—a phenomenon many are calling Gray Thursday.
Holiday deal-hunters no longer have to fight crowds and chaos at the mall on Black Friday to save big, but scoring the deepest discounts still takes a well-thought-out battle plan.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in September and posted their strongest annualized gain in 7-1/2 years, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 0.
As the Obama administration’s health overhaul sputters in its opening weeks, insurers and advocacy groups are pursuing a new strategy in the quest to get millions of young people to sign up for health insurance: They’re appealing to their mothers.
Men's Wearhouse is turning the tables on its recent pursuer, offering to buy Jos. A. Bank for about $1.54 billion. The offer comes less than two weeks after Jos. A. Bank withdrew a $2.3 billion bid for its rival. Men's Wearhouse Inc. is offering $55 per share for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.
For most, managing the cost of living is as important — or more so — than managing your investments. After all, if you don't save enough, the returns you earn on those savings aren't likely to get you where you want to go.The solution is, of course, the dreaded budget.
Why do we do it? Why do so many people stand in line for hours outside major retail stores — often in the bitter cold — to get caught in a stampede of crazed shoppers racing to snag a limited number of doorbuster deals?
PORTLAND, Ore. — Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee is facing a civil stalking complaint in Oregon. The 68-year-old British native arrived in Portland last winter after fleeing the Central American nation of Belize.
What's in a Twitter handle? Apparently a lot of green, judging by opportunists around the world who are trying to cash in by selling fake followers online. Twitter, in advance of its initial public offering on Nov. 7, disclosed that it had 232 million monthly active users.
A winter storm moving toward the Eastern third of the country is expected to douse the region with cold rain, sleet and snow in the two days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
The judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy petition set Dec. 3 as the date for issuing his decision on whether the cash-strapped city qualifies as bankrupt under federal bankruptcy law, according to a court filing posted Monday. U.S.
Asia's thirst for fine wine seems to have few limits. A case of 1978 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru sold for $476,280 on Saturday, setting a record for Romanée-Conti and making it one of the most expensive cases ever sold at auction.
Stocks wavered on Monday, with benchmark indexes backing off milestones that lifted the Nasdaq above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years, as Wall Street pondered an unexpected drop in pending home sales and an agreement by Iran to limit its nuclear program.
Need a hug? Call Samantha Hess. She's a professional cuddler.It's not what you think."There are so many people who need this service, but there's just not enough time to get to everybody," she told me.The petite 29-year-old is the one-woman hugging machine behind CuddleUpToMe.
Thanksgiving travelers looking to beat the heavy winter storm barreling down across the country have a few choices: shift your travel plans by a whole day, shell out extra cash, or cross your fingers. Possibly, all of the above."I just changed my flight to tomorrow morning.
With the retail sector’s push to shift Black Friday to Thanksgiving evening, more deal-hunting shoppers are putting down their forks and picking up their wallets earlier this year.
At a brand new housing development in Irvine, Calif., some of America's largest home builders are back at work after a crippling housing crash. Lennar, Pulte, K Hovnanian, Ryland to name a few. It's a rebirth for U.S. construction, while the customers are largely Chinese.