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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos called it an Octocopter, but it was also a great way to deliver publicity.On CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Bezos said the ecommerce site is testing a program where drones will deliver packages weighing up to five pounds in 30 minutes.
The idea of a floating island for the rich seems to bubble up every year or so.There was the project called the "WHY 58X38," a 10,000-square-foot motorized island announced in 2010 that could rove around the world with its own beach and pool.
College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. If you're invested in one, now may be the time to think about making a change. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.
Nearly a half century since seatbelts were first made mandatory in U.S. cars, experts credit those and other safety devices with slashing the annual death toll on American roadways.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to tackle the long-standing question of whether Internet retailers like Amazon.com should be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. In a case brought by Amazon and Overstock.
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. _ Jeff Pollard trudged up the steep slope and stopped at a desiccated, rust-brown tree. Two months earlier, workers had tagged this Fraser fir as ready for market. It was going to be someone's Christmas tree. And now it was dead.
The creations are tiny — images painted on 3-by-5-inch discarded library catalog cards. But they’re a big hit on Vickie Moore’s Etsy shop, WingedWorld, allowing the 41-year-old mother of two to supplement her part-time job as a newspaper reporter.
Consumers are expected to take to the web to get the best deals delivered in time for Christmas on Monday in what is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, but it may not be all good news for retailers.
Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day this year turned out to be just about as popular as turkey and mashed potatoes.Eager to snag deals, about 45 million shoppers (31.8 percent) shopped on turkey day — an increase of 27 percent, according to the National Retail Federation.
'Tis the season to be jolly. Unfortunately, 'tis also the season for charity scams.Consumers often become more generously minded in December, thanks partly to the many appeals they see and hear in malls and on the streets.
Several protesters, including one dressed as Santa Claus, were arrested in demonstrations at Wal-Mart stores across the nation on Black Friday as some workers and supporters tried to draw attention to what they say is pay that's too low to live on at the world's largest retailer.
U.S. stocks on Friday tallied a third month of gains, as retailers including eBay and Best Buy rose on hopes for a robust holiday shopping weekend."What little numbers out there from shopping are positive," said Chip Cobb, portfolio manager at BMT Asset Management.
A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.
It's Black Friday. Let the madness begin.The holiday shopping season kicked off officially Friday after retailers tested the mood of consumers by offering discounts and opening their doors earlier than ever.
As holiday deal-hunters pack the stores on Black Friday, a new breed of tech-savvy shopper will be at home, anonymously buying gifts with bitcoin.
The traditions of Thanksgiving Day: The turkeys go in the oven, the fixins are assembled, places are set and families gather to celebrate a cherished holiday.
After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.Tony Rohr, who worked his way up from cook to general manager at the company, was told it was mandatory to keep his Elkhart, Ind., store open on the holiday.
Stocks gained on Wednesday, with a positive read on consumer confidence spreading cheer just before the holiday shopping season and as Hewlett-Packard helped ignite a rally in technology shares."Traders were worried about the holiday season and if consumers were going to sit this one out.
If you're wondering why stores seem to be slashing prices earlier and harder than in past holiday shopping seasons, here's one big reason: Many of them simply ordered too much stuff. And they don't want to get stuck with it in January.