Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October

Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October from September NEW YORK – The number of homeowners on the brink of losing their homes dipped in October, the third straight monthly decline, as foreclosure prevention programs helped more borrowers. But foreclosure filings are still up 19 percent from a year ago, RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday, and rising […]

Black Friday (Shopping)

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving falls […]

Japan Gets Its First Chance to See The Cove

September heralds the six-month dolphin-hunting season in Taiji, a small seaside town in Japan’s southwestern Wakayama prefecture. And residents are sensing the attack on them has also begun. The Cove — a U.S. documentary with the air of a spy thriller that has been called “advocacy filmmaking at its best” since its release on July […]

2-Second Video Causes Headache For ABC News

For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles. The network’s handling of a Feb. 22 “World News” story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already […]

U.S. to File Concerns Over Google

U.S. to File Concerns Over Google Book Pact he Justice Department is expected Friday to outline a range of concerns it has about a settlement that Google Inc. struck with authors and publishers over the rights to distribute digital copies of certain works, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department will submit […]

Michael Jackson Cash-in

Michael Jackson Cash-in ‘This Is It’ Mixes Hits, Poetry: Review Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — The Michael Jackson bandwagon starts rolling big time today with the far from aptly titled “This Is It,” aimed at milking the King of Pop’s legacy. The album follows the preview of the title track earlier this month and precedes the […]

Retailers Feed Holiday Demand for Free Shipping

Online shoppers this holiday season can expect a little something extra from retailers: more offers of free shipping. Free shipping has already become standard practice for certain retailers, like footwear and apparel sites Zappos.com and Shoebuy.com. Now, as competition heats up, free is becoming the new normal across even more sites. Target Corp. is launching […]

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No class, no cash: “Slumdog”

No class, no cash: “Slumdog” kids miss school MUMBAI, India – The slum kid stars of “Slumdog Millionaire” want a lot of things in life — new houses, a car, trips to London and Paris — but they aren’t too interested in school. Ten-year-old Rubina Ali has missed nearly 75 percent of her classes and […]

Norway Doomsday Seed Vault Hits 1/2 Million Mark

Two years after receiving its first deposits, a “doomsday” seed vault on an Arctic island has amassed half a million seed samples, making it the world’s most diverse repository of crop seeds, the vault’s operators announced Thursday. Cary Fowler — who heads the trust that oversees the seed collection, which is 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) […]