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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 09:33 AM CDT

A Guide to Travel Insurance, Including When Not to Buy It

A Guide to Travel Insurance, Including When Not to Buy It

When you book flights online, you're typically prompted to buy travel insurance. Same with cruises and tours. Should you buy the insurance? What will it cover? Equally important, what won't it cover, and...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:14 AM CDT

KitKat Can't Catch a Break, Loses EU Trademark Case

KitKat Can't Catch a Break, Loses EU Trademark Case

Gimme a break? Nah. The maker of the chocolate bar has for 16 years tried to trademark its four-finger shape, arguing it is a distinctive feature that deserves protection. Like Toblerone's pyramid blocks, which...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 07:19 AM CDT

Facebook Is Changing the Way You Watch Their Video

Facebook Is Changing the Way You Watch Their Video

A new Facebook feature that debuts Wednesday will enable members of a group to watch and interact with the same video simultaneously. The tool, called Watch Party and inspired by the social media site’s live...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 01:57 PM CDT

5 Things to Do First If You Hit the $512 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

5 Things to Do First If You Hit the $512 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

With the next Mega Millions drawing scheduled for Tuesday night, many ticket holders likely are daydreaming about what they'd do if they win. And no wonder. After no one hit the jackpot on Friday, it has now...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 08:32 AM CDT

Jay-Z's Music Festival to Return to Philly

Jay-Z's Music Festival to Return to Philly

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney met with Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perez during a "productive meeting" Monday to hash out the details of keeping Jay-Z's music festival on the Benjamin Franklin...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 04:42 PM CDT

New York Daily News Cuts Its Editorial Staff in Half

New York Daily News Cuts Its Editorial Staff in Half

In a sign of the troubling times that newspapers face to remain afloat, the New York Daily News announced Monday that it was laying off half of its editorial staff in an effort to focus more on digital...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 05:55 PM CDT

Chick-Fil-A Tests Meal Kits as First US Fast Food Chain to Take on Blue Apron

Chick-Fil-A Tests Meal Kits as First US Fast Food Chain to Take on Blue Apron

As the competition among meal kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh heats up online and expands sales into supermarkets, Chick-fil-A is offering customers yet another alternative. Known for its...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 09:56 AM CDT

Tesla Is Seeking Cash From Suppliers: Report

Tesla Is Seeking Cash From Suppliers: Report

Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the auto maker has already spent to help it become profitable, The Wall Street Journal reported. The plea raises questions about the company's...

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 at 10:17 PM CDT

Ailing Auto CEO Marchionne Had Multiple Roles, No Script

Ailing Auto CEO Marchionne Had Multiple Roles, No Script

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both...

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 at 06:23 PM CDT

G-20 Calls for More Dialogue on Rising Trade Tensions

G-20 Calls for More Dialogue on Rising Trade Tensions

The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The...

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