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Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.>
Will You Be Ready for the Next Recession?
In the years leading up to December 2007 there was a growing chorus declaring the end of business cycles. Clearly, business cycles have not gone away, and new research shows that the nature of recessions has changed in troubling ways. We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to...
Beyond tweets: Twitter weaves new approach to mobile apps
The social network wants developers to use its tools to make mobile apps, while also integrating its service along the way.>
I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech
Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption. Microsoft just announced this week that it will introduce a product shortly, and even the mighty LVMH has said that one of its...
Samsung enables 1-click purchases for app store
Smartphone giant now lets users pay via their phone bills. No credit card necessary.>
The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)
Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a new Kickstarter for a company that created a working hoverboard and the recent controversy over Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures.>
This is how NASA banishes odors in space
How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.>
Once You THINC It, INC It: Great Scott's Modern-Day Guide for Young Entrepreneurs on Growing and Navigating as a Brand
"Do not follow your dreams -- follow your efforts. Follow the things that you do organically."--THINCMarketer and social media strategist Scott "Great Scott" McKenzie has released his third book (and very first audio book), titled THINC: Once You THINC It, INC It, produced by Sirius XM associate producer Jameson Bennett. Scott is a seasoned...
Business and Youth: Advice for Young Entrepreneurs
As a 24-year-old entrepreneur behind several fast-growing startups with multiple employees, I've encountered many struggles and roadblocks that I've had to overcome over the past few years. Phone calls with small companies looking to grow their business are part of my daily routine, and surprisingly, many of their struggles are tantamount to my...
Google unveils Gmail alternative: 'Inbox'
Google revitalized webmail in 2004 when it debuted Gmail, and now it's trying to do it again with a new take on the old Web stalwart, called Inbox.>
Pioneering procedure helps paralyzed man walk again
Cells harvested from a patient's nose helped return function to a damaged spinal cord. Now he is able to walk with help from ropes and guide bars.>
PreTweet saves you from looking like an idiot on social media
No more "amazeballs"! Avoid looking like a twit on Twitter by using the PreTweet service to scrub out overused words everybody is tired of seeing on social media.>
Torch through stuff on the fly with portable laser cutter
Crave writer Michael Franco catches up with one of the creators of the Origami laser cutter, now blasting through a campaign on Kickstarter.>
Almost half of adults on the Net have experienced online harassment -- survey
A new study from Pew Research shows just how widespread online abuse has become.>
Wall St. turns lower after shooting at Canadian parliament
By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors and Boeing and Biogen sold off following results. Indexes had traded in positive territory for much of the session, putting the S&P 500 on track for a fifth straight day of gains. Earnings initially drove the move higher, with technology and material shares up on the back of strong results...
U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in energy prices. ...
Boeing profit jumps 18 percent; raises 2014 earnings view
By Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business. But shares of the Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant slipped 1.5 percent in early trading, as analysts viewed the profit gain as a given and raised concern about signs that the costs of the 787 Dreamliner were creeping higher...
U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7...
Total names refining boss to replace de Margerie
By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week. Pouyanne, 51, head of refining, had been considered as possible candidate to succeed de Margerie in the past and has a reputation as a shrewd cost-cutter. The world's fourth largest oil company also named Thierry Desmarest, a former Total CEO, as non-executive chairman...
Divided U.S. SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the so-called "risk retention" rule by a 3-2 vote, while the U...
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