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'Enough with all the rules' firework industry calls out to Obama

'Enough with all the rules' firework industry calls out to Obama Watch

Business & Economics

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year, more states have allowed people to buy pyrotechnic materials, such as sparklers and Roman Candles. In fact, this year has been wonderful ...

Whole Foods accused of greatly overcharging customers

Whole Foods accused of greatly overcharging customers Watch

Business & Economics

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Whole Foods, the American foods supermarket chain that specializes in organic goods, has been accused of massive overcharging. The New York City ...

Strange and powerful 'boat swallowing' vortex appears in Lake Texoma

Strange and powerful 'boat swallowing' vortex appears in Lake Texoma Watch

Business & Economics

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A strange, giant vortex, estimated to be around 8-feet in diameter, has appeared in Lake Texoma. This occurrence is surprising and perhaps ...

Is it time to stash money under mattress? 'It's time to hold physical cash,' fund manager says

Is it time to stash money under mattress? 'It's time to hold physical cash,' fund manager says Watch

Business & Economics

Is it time to cash your paycheck and then stick it into a hatbox for a rainy day? According to British fund manager Ian Spreadbury, who invests ...

In spite of strong showing, Ron Paul predicts Apocalypse on Wall Street

In spite of strong showing, Ron Paul predicts Apocalypse on Wall Street Watch

Business & Economics

Things seem to be on an even keel right now but according to former Representative Ron Paul, the Federal Reserve's easy money policies have ...

The U.S. public is asked - Which woman do YOU want to see on the new $10 bill?

The U.S. public is asked - Which woman do YOU want to see on the new $10 bill? Watch

Business & Economics

It's a question being posed to the American public... which American woman do they want to see on the new $10 bill? The revamped $10 bill will go ...

Who gave them the right to freeze the national debt?

Who gave them the right to freeze the national debt? Watch

Business & Economics

There is such a thing as taking a "bull by the horns," but one wonders who granted them this extraordinary power. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew ...

Denied for faith: Arizona man allegedly rejected from job for being an 'obese Christian'

Denied for faith: Arizona man allegedly rejected from job for being an 'obese Christian' Watch

Business & Economics

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After being rejected from a job at a web hosting company, a man received an email that allegedly had an attachment where he learned the reasons why ...

'We're in for a huge change in society,' billionaire Cartier owner declares

'We're in for a huge change in society,' billionaire Cartier owner declares Watch

Business & Economics

Johann Rupert, the executive chair of luxury brand company Richemont in South Africa has a sobering view of the future. Making billions peddling ...

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks in New York, Larry Silverstein, the property developer who had bought the lease to the ...

Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns

Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns Watch

Business & Economics

The global economy is going to need a new business model - and fast. According to international financial adviser Goldman Sachs, the world's ...

Los Angeles boosts minimum wage to $15.34 an hour, largest U.S. city to do so

Los Angeles boosts minimum wage to $15.34 an hour, largest U.S. city to do so Watch

Business & Economics

The minimum wage for the city of Los Angeles will be $15.34 by the year 2020 - until then, wages will increase incrementally each year. The ...

Another attack on 'In God We Trust': Atheists take a stab at U.S. currency motto

Another attack on 'In God We Trust': Atheists take a stab at U.S. currency motto Watch

Business & Economics

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After a series of unsuccessful legal battles against the religious quote on U.S. currency, a popular atheist activist claims to have found a new and ...

Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 billion deal

Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 billion deal Watch

Business & Economics

In a deal valued at approximately $4.4 billion, telecoms giant Verizon will acquire digital conglomerate American Online, or AOL. Verizon ...

Five American tech companies have $430 BILLION in which to play

Five American tech companies have $430 BILLION in which to play Watch

Business & Economics

While other companies cry "poor mouth" or say they have little at their disposal, at least five American tech companies are sitting on an ...

New York Times reports substantial loss in spite of digital growth

New York Times reports substantial loss in spite of digital growth Watch

Business & Economics

In just one of growing death knells of the daily print newspaper, the iconic New York Times reported a hefty $15 million loss for the first ...

Shakeup at Walt Disney Parks -- information technology employees replaced by non-immigrant workers

Shakeup at Walt Disney Parks -- information technology employees replaced by non-immigrant workers Watch

Business & Economics

Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World certainly were not the happiest places on Earth for many employees at the beginning of this year. Multiple ...

Apple can't seem to spend money fast enough as profits soar and cash reaches a staggering $194 billion

Apple can't seem to spend money fast enough as profits soar and cash reaches a staggering $194 billion Watch

Business & Economics

Digital gadget maker Apple has ended the first calendar quarter with $33 billion in cash and short-term investments and $160.4 billion in ...

Meet the billionaires who pledged to give up their fortunes to change the world

Meet the billionaires who pledged to give up their fortunes to change the world Watch

Business & Economics

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Through the "Giving Pledge," men and women belonging to the upper crust of the society, with billions of dollars in their name, commit to donating a ...

World's discarded electronic junk building up into massive toxic dump

World's discarded electronic junk building up into massive toxic dump Watch

Business & Economics

Television sets, washers and driers, stereos - broken, discarded, and then thrown away, are creating a massively toxic waste dump of gargantuan ...

Australian father-and-son team raises $10 MILLION for beehive project

Australian father-and-son team raises $10 MILLION for beehive project Watch

Business & Economics

The beehive symbolizes productive activity, and for father and son Cedar and Stuart Anderson of Australia, their project was literally that. ...

'Slow ya roll' Obama. You spoke too soon? Job growth suddenly slows down

'Slow ya roll' Obama. You spoke too soon? Job growth suddenly slows down Watch

Business & Economics

Intent on rallying the nation on its improved economy, U.S. President Barack Obama appears increasingly aware that threats are gaining speed that ...

Federal taxes unbelievably through the roof for February

Federal taxes unbelievably through the roof for February Watch

Business & Economics

Uncle Sam took in a lot of cabbage for the first few months of 2015. Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,185,613,000,000 in ...

Top 10 most financially important cities in the world

Top 10 most financially important cities in the world Watch

Business & Economics

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New York City is still the most important center in the financial world, according to the latest ranking made by the Long Finance in The Global ...

Apple topples AT&T from Dow Jones in reflection of iPhone's dominant position

Apple topples AT&T from Dow Jones in reflection of iPhone's dominant position Watch

Business & Economics

Largest company in the world, Apple will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average to replace AT&T. The change reflects the dominant position of the ...

'Underage Red': Sephora shocks consumers with inappropriately named lipstick shades

'Underage Red': Sephora shocks consumers with inappropriately named lipstick shades Watch

Business & Economics

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

With lipstick shades called "Underage Red" and "Lolita," the cosmetic retailer brand Sephora is under fire once again. Using names that refer to ...

 Oprah Winfrey sadly shuts down Harpo Studios forever

Oprah Winfrey sadly shuts down Harpo Studios forever Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Oprah Winfrey is set to shut down production at her Chicago-based Harpo Studios by the end of 2015. After much thought, the billionaire mogul has ...

SHINY, RED APPLE: Computer giant is now twice as big as world's second largest firm, ExxonMobil

SHINY, RED APPLE: Computer giant is now twice as big as world's second largest firm, ExxonMobil Watch

Business & Economics

How big is Apple? The creator of the iPhone and tablets is SO BIG that it is now currently twice as big as its second-closest rival, ExxonMobil. ...