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Redbox Will Be More Expensive

Redbox is increasing their prices in early December. Video games will increase a dollar and will cost three dollars to rent on January 2015. The announcement was made by Outerwall, the owner Redbox automated retail. Not only will Redbox prices for video games increase, but also the cost for renting Blu-Ray and DVDs. However, the […]

Sales for Black Friday on Track to Increase This Season

An economy that is recovering means great news of U.S. retailers, with sales for the holiday season expected to increase by 4.1% to a whooping $617 billion. It is expected that many retailers will use deep discounts to lure in buyers. According to the U.S. National Retail Federation, each year the average increase for holiday […]

Intel Sees More Growth During 2015

Intel Corp. has projected additional growth for 2015, as the improving market for personal computers and newer bets begin to pay off for the maker of computer chips. On Thursday, Intel executives also said they would stem the large losses from a high stakes attempt to place their chips inside tablets. Intel predicted margins for […]

WhatsApp Gets Improved Encryption for Android Phones

WhatsApp the popular app for messaging now owned by Facebook, is getting an upgrade in security. The messages on WhatsApp on phones operated by Android are now being encrypted throughout the entire transmission process and on their own servers through the use of open-source, respected encryption techniques originally developed by Open Whisper. Apple’s iOS as […]

Hasbro DreamWorks Talks End With No Deal

Variety has confirmed that a $2.3 billion deal between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation that was being negotiated has ended without a deal being forged. On Friday, negotiations about the deal were ended, causing DreamWorks Animation stock to decrease more than $2.50 at the end of the day on Wall Street. While rumors will fly over […]

Petrobras Former Director Arrested, Stock Plummets

Police in Brazil arrested a former executive at Petrobras Friday and the oil giant that is state run saw its shares plummet 5% after being forced by the growing corruption scandal to postpone its release of financial results. Renato Duque the former director of engineering was the second senior executive at Petrobras arrested while the […]

Americans Worried Online Privacy is Becoming Minimal

Wednesday a new study was released and it shows that Americans are worried about online privacy minimizing in today’s bigger digital world. Their confidence in government to protect their private information is getting less and less strong. Researched by Pew researchers, this study was interested in knowing how much people were worried about their privacy […]

Microsoft Unveils Non-Nokia Windows Smartphone

The Washington state based software giant Microsoft announced its first Lumia smartphone that has abandoned the Nokia brand. The Lumia 535 Windows Phone will have a 5-inch screen and retail in the United Kingdom for £90. Everyone knew the first would come and Microsoft finally unveiled its first smartphone with its own-brand on Tuesday. Microsoft […]

Twitter and Women, Action and Media Fight Harassment

A recent Twitter announcement says that the micro-blogging social network will start working with WAM, the Women, Action and Media group, to fight gender harassment. The group is an advocate for women’s rights. Twitter is developing a new tool that focuses on gender harassment and its abuse on the Internet. Its target is to be […]

Airports and Airplanes to be Full at Thanksgiving

If flying is on the agenda for the Thanksgiving holiday, expect airports and in turn airplanes to be crowded as they were last year. Airlines in the U.S. expect to transport more than 24.5 million passengers during the 12 days that surround Thanksgiving, which is 1.5% higher than last year. The busiest day, November 30, […]

Kissing Bug should be the Big Worry

It appears a new disease is on the increase that Americans ought to be more aware of and cautious about. The new sickness is transmitted by an insect with the name Triatomine or the kissing bug. The insect feeds at night on the human face and has been identified as a new threat to health […]

Procter & Gamble Operations Suspended in Argentina

Proctor & Gamble, the largest maker of household products in the world has been accused by Argentine authorities of tax fraud, and had its operations suspended in the country. It is still not clear what the governmental authorities meant when they said suspended the operations. The company would not comment on whether there had been […]

Hungary Ends Tax Plan for Internet

Viktor Orban the Prime Minister of Hungary announced on Friday that the government would end, at least at this time, a proposed tax on usage of Internet that received tens of thousands of protesters in the streets during the week. Orban said the government was not communist and did not govern against its people. We […]

Kraft Food Profit Falls 11%

Kraft Foods Group said its quarterly profit dropped by close to 11% as price increases, designed as a way to offset the higher costs of commodities, hit back at demand for its most popular products like Jell-O desserts and Velveeta Cheese. Shares of Kraft were lower by 1.8% in trading after hours on Wednesday. The […]

Novartis Results Beat Forecasts

Novartis AG the Swiss drug maker reported results that were better than had been expected on Tuesday thanks to strong sales of its new products, while Glivec its drug for leukemia helped to offset its loss in patent protection for Diovan its former top selling drug for blood pressure. The firm, based in Basel, is […]

USPS Approved to Deliver Groceries

The United States Postal Service has been given the approval by the Postal Service Regulatory Commission to hold a trial of two-years for the delivery of groceries. The test market started in the area of San Francisco and could roll out at a later day in Portland, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Late last week, the […]

Chairman at Tesco Leaving as Profit Hit By Accounting Errors

Richard Broadbent the Chairman at Tesco Plc will leave the biggest supermarket business in the UK after the accounting irregularities were said to have started prior to this year and would impact on the profit during the second six months. Profit had been overstated in the amount of £263 million or $422 million. Part of […]

Chipotle Tops Estimates, Predicts Slowdown in Growth

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the best S&P 500 restaurant index performer this year, said its sales growth might slow down in 2015, which raised concerns the business would not maintain its hot streak of the past few years. Sales at its restaurants opened a minimum of 13 months have been forecasted to increase by a low- […]

Blood Sample Picked Up by Coast Guard

A Dallas health care employees’ blood sample was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday. The worker is aboard a cruise ship that had been docked in Belize, but was returning to port in the U.S. The health care worker is being monitored aboard the ship for any signs of Ebola. The Coast […]

Rolls Royce: Profit Will Not Increase in 2015

Rolls-Royce the British engineer warned Friday that the economic conditions mean profits would not go up next year as was previously forecast. The new outlook, which was released three days ahead of time, knocked off over 8% of the value of company shares sending them to a low of nearly two years. John Rishton the […]