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The Lincoln Motor Company(NEW YORK) -- Matthew McConaughey may be an Oscar winner but it is his commercials for a car company that are generating all the buzz.McConaughey, 44, who starred in 2011's The Lincoln Lawyer, is now the pitchman for another Lincoln, the car company Lincoln Motors."I've been driving [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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Sherry Lynn Gustafson(MOLINE, Ill.) -- If you're in Moline, Illinois, you might have some trouble finding a pumpkin spice latte. "My husband went to three of the stores Saturday night, and they were all three already empty," Sherry Lynn Gustafson told ABC News. "I was smart to get mine." Gustafson, [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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Apple(NEW YORK) -- The first major update to Apple's iOS 8 is set to make its debut Monday. It's packed with features that will enable Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, while allowing others to enjoy increased continuity between their devices.Apple hasn't released a time when [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 48 million Americans were living below the poverty line in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports in its supplemental poverty measure.The official poverty line was $23,283 last year for a family of four.The supplemental poverty measure, as opposed to the national poverty rate, takes into account [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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Walmart settles false advertising probe

New York has settled a false advertising probe with Walmart, over an alleged fake “sugar tax.”  State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday announced that the retail chain has agreed to pay nearly 70-thousand dollars, stemming from a nationwide soda sale in...

End of an era in Babylon

An iconic Suffolk County movie theater has shut its doors after being in business for nearly a century.  “Newsday” reports Babylon Cinemas showed its last film at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.  The theatre’s shiny marquee and fluorescent sign have been staples of the...

Look before you pump

An effort in Suffolk to make sure motorists know what they’re paying at the pump has hit a dead end.  The measure requiring gas stations to post their credit prices on roadside signs, only if the credit price is 5 percent more than the cash price, was voted down Tuesday...

Quick Chek coming to Long Island

A New Jersey convenience store chain is opening its first location on Long Island in October and envisions expanding that beachhead to as many as 20 or 30 stores in future years, an executive said Monday. QuickChek, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, will stage a...

Some of LI’s executives took home $377 million

Two-hundred forty eight of Long Island’s highest-paid executives took home $377 million in total in 2013, according to an analysis of executive compensation complied for Newsday by Standard & Poor’s. This year’s analysis, which looked at 2013 compensation, showed a wide...

Best 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Freebies and Deals

(NEW YORK) –  Whether you want to chill indoors this Memorial Day weekend or out and about, make sure to remember these weekend freebies and deals. Food and Drink: Jamba Juice offers a printable coupon for a “Buy One Get One Free” smoothie or juice through...

Camera Maker GoPro Files for IPO

(SAN MATEO, Calif.) — Camera maker GoPro announced plans Monday to file its initial public offering, detailing the company’s finances and goal to raise up to $100 million in its estimated offering size. The San Mateo-based company is best-known for its small video...

Guacamole Burger, Breakfast Quesarito Coming to Chain Near You?

(NEW YORK) — Fast food chains sneakily test new foods in random markets all the time — and it used to be almost impossible to hear about it outside that area.Now, though, in the social media era, serious food fans can find out about potential new menu items way before...