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Coke, Pepsi Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they’ll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

09/23/2014

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House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday.

09/16/2014

Urban Outfitters storefront. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Urban Outfitters Apologizes For Kent State Shirt That Appeared Blood-Stained

Urban Outfitters has apologized for listing a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to be blood-spattered for sale on its website.

09/15/2014

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Envelopes in Marriott Hotels Invite Tips For Maids

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

09/15/2014

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Apple Releases Tool to Remove Free U2 Album

Some iPhone users are not happy that U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.

09/15/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the iPhone 6 during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple: Record 4M Orders of iPhones on 1st Day

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

09/15/2014

United Way Worldwide says that it will now accept bitcoin donations. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

United Way to Accept Donations in Bitcoin Currency

One of the world’s largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin.

09/15/2014

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Senior Americans Burdened With Student Debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

09/10/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sept. 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Ready to Reveal Its Next Big Thing

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.

09/08/2014

Hundreds of fast food restaurant workers across the country are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday to support a $15 per hour minimum wage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fast Food Protests Expected in Push for Higher Pay

Hundreds of workers from McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

09/04/2014

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