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Costco Customers May Have Been Exposed To Measles Outbreak

Costco Measles Outbreak Feared

Costco customers at a store in San Francisco may have been exposed to the growing measles outbreak threat, according to a report from KRON 4. Officials from the Gilroy store said they have confirmed cases of “possible measles exposure” inside the store. It issued a warning that if they were inside the store “located on… Read more »

SkyMall Going Out Of Business, Files For Bankruptcy — Will It Be Missed?

SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

SkyMall, the ubiquitous inflight magazine that served as catalog-based shopping mall, has filed for bankruptcy protection. After 25 years of offering ingenious products that frequently bordered on being outrageous, quirky, or plain indulgent, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy protection this week. Perhaps a victim of relaxing rules and the rising use of technology during flights, the… Read more »

Google Poised To Invest $1 Billion In SpaceX Internet

SpaceX Cargo Capsule

Technology blog The Information has reported that Google Inc. is close to investing about $1 billion in SpaceX to support the company’s efforts to deliver global internet access via a network of satellites. SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes the project will lead to fulfillment of his dream of traveling to Mars, the Inquisitr reported on… Read more »

Pregnant Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake Become Entrepreneurs, From Organic Cafe To Tech [Video]

Justin Timberlake becomes entrepreneur.

Preparing for parenthood hasn’t slowed down pregnant Jessica Biel and hubby Justin Timberlake. In addition to their entertainment industry enterprises, the duo are energized by their entrepreneurial efforts. And for superstar singer Timberlake, that focuses on a chip designed to optimize devices’ sound quality, reported Tech Crunch. Called AfterMaster, the chip is designed to work… Read more »

Coca-Cola Plans To Open A Factory In War-Torn Gaza

Destroyed Coca-Cola Factory

Last year, Gaza suffered heavily by initiating a war with Israel. Over its course, Gaza suffered numerous casualties and much damage to its land. When the war was officially over, the Inquisitr reported on the debilitating aftermath. Apparently, all the building materials they received didn’t go to rebuilding their cities, but for fixing destroyed underground… Read more »

Minimum Wage Increases Fail To Help Millions Of American Workers [Video]

Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage is the minimum hourly wage an employee receives for work from an employer. Employees receiving minimum wage make up a small share of the American workforce. In fact, millions of American workers do not receive minimum wage. More Americans are exempt from receiving minimum wage than those who actually earn it. In addition,… Read more »

Energy Stocks Primed For A Comeback?

oil

Though last year wasn’t what you’d call hot for the U.S. Energy sector, and the first days of 2015 point to continued weakness in oil, investors are starting to look to when the sector might start to recover. Crude oil prices fell 42 percent in the fourth quarter. The fallout on corporate bottom lines isn’t… Read more »

Gas prices – Experts Say Turnaround Is On The Horizion

gas pump

The steady fall in the price of gas is almost at an end, experts say. Fuel prices soon will hit bottom, then begin trending upward. However, forecasters predict that gas prices won’t have the same effect on consumer’s wallets as they did in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy, a… Read more »

McDonald’s Wants You To Fall In Love Again

McDonald's

In the neverending quest for complete and total domination in the fast food industry, McDonald’s is going to be working hard to make you see the “love” in its products. A new marketing strategy from McDonald’s is being unleashed on the world that plays off of their old marketing strategy. McDonald’s is utilizing their “I’m… Read more »

Gas Prices Continue to Drop, Not Likely to Jump Back Soon

Gas Prices

In many parts of the country, the price of gasoline has dropped to below two dollars. Gas prices, overall, are down more than a dollar from this time last year and, despite holiday predictions, continued to get lower. As reported in the Inquisitr, gas prices fell below $2/gallon in Virginia just before Christmas. That trend… Read more »