Basquiat skull painting just sold for a record $110.5 million

Sarah Kuta  |  May 22, 2017

This abstract painting of a skull titled "Untitled" by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat just sold for a cool $110.5 million at auction.

6 Amazing International Vacations That Won’t Cost a Fortune

Haley Otman  |  May 19, 2017

Consider one of these six amazing vacation destinations that has the perfect combo of beauty, fun and affordability—without ruining your budget.

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Rue 21 is Filing For Bankruptcy After Store Closures

Jessica Suss  |  May 19, 2017

Teen clothing retailer Rue 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following a long line of stores feeling pinched by dying shopping malls.

Latest Toy Craze Fidget Spinners, Wildly Popular With Kids

The Fidget-Spinner Craze Is Making These Two Teenagers A Lot Of Money

Jessica Suss  |  May 19, 2017

The fidget-spinner craze is strong, annoying to teachers, helpful to ADD and ADHD suffers and making two teenagers very, very rich.

Whole Foods Posts 71 Percent Increase In Quarterly Profits

Here’s Why Whole Foods Is Losing Customers

Jessica Suss  |  May 17, 2017

Customers are leaving Whole Foods in droves, and it's not because of high prices. In fact, there are three other reasons why the grocery store is struggling

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People Are Finding Huge Clumps Of Mold In Their Coconut Water

Jessica Suss  |  May 17, 2017

If you drink coconut water, prepare to be grossed out. One poor, unsuspecting woman found a revolting glob of mold so large it looks like a baby octopus.

University Students Celebrate Their Graduation

Graduates in the class of 2017 will have record-setting salaries—here’s how much they’ll earn

Jessica Suss  |  May 17, 2017

Graduates of the class of 2017 are entering a strong job market with record-setting starting salaries. Here's how much some professions are offering.

Retail Giant Sears Casts Doubt On Future Of Company

Sears has been quietly closing more Sears and Kmart locations

Sarah Kuta  |  May 16, 2017

We all remember when Sears announced that it would close 150 Sears and Kmart stores around the country. The company has been quietly shuttering a few more.

EPA Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Cheating On Emissions Tests

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 1 million Ram trucks for a potentially deadly computer glitch

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 16, 2017

More than 1.25 million Ram pickup trucks are being recalled to fix a software issue that could cause airbags and seatbelts to fail.

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Millionaire to young people: You could buy a house if you stopped eating so much avocado toast

Sarah Kuta  |  May 16, 2017

Australian property mogul Tim Gurner had a few choice words for the millennial generation when it comes to their brunch obsession, avocado toast.

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

The wage gap is costing female doctors thousands of dollars

Jessica Suss  |  May 16, 2017

The wage gap is alive and well in the medical profession, and some women doctors are losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries.

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Report: American households are dropping cable television fast

Brittany Anas  |  May 16, 2017

Could cable television be headed down the same path as VHS recorders and cassette tapes? A new report seems to suggest so.

Congress Allows Pizza To Be Considered Vegetable In School Lunches

This man tried to win free pizza but ended up with hypothermia instead

Jessica Suss  |  May 15, 2017

When one man tried to hike Mount Eldridge in Arizona to win free pizza, he got a lot more than he was bargaining for. Namely, a blizzard and hypothermia.

Burger King Reports Q1 Earnings Up 82 Percent

This Woman Files Lawsuit Against Burger King For ‘Deceptive’ BOGO Coupon

Tricia Goss  |  May 15, 2017

If you've eaten breakfast at Burger King lately, you may want to check your receipt. A woman has filed a lawsuit against the chain for a 'deceptive' coupon.

This city will pay you to keep a chicken coop in your backyard

Jessica Suss  |  May 15, 2017

If you've ever wanted to keep a chicken coop in your backyard, Austin, Texas is the place to do it – they want to pay city residents to keep chickens.

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Walmart issues recall on beef, pork and veal due to E. coli risk

Jessica Suss  |  May 12, 2017

Walmart is pulling more than 5,000 pounds of beef, pork and veal off shelves across the country due to a potential E. coli contamination. Check your fridge!

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Chipotle is offering employees the chance to earn a business degree

Jessica Suss  |  May 12, 2017

Chipotle wants to help its employees earn a degree in business. So they've joined forces with Bellevue University to make it happen...in just 18 months.

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Alaska still has Blockbuster stores and business is booming

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 12, 2017

While it once seemed there was a Blockbuster nearly anywhere you went, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, the amount of locations is now down to 12.

Get ready for Target’s next-day delivery service for household items

Megan Fenno  |  May 11, 2017

Target is currently testing out a new program to allow consumers to purchase everyday house hold items that are promised to be delivered the next day.

Here’s How To Get Your Phone To Alert You When Scammers Call

Brittany Anas  |  May 11, 2017

There are some ways to snub the scams and robocalls, with the help of technology and your cell phone provider. T-Mobile is leading the way.

Bar owner used Facebook to catch patrons who ‘dined and dashed’

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 10, 2017

When some patrons at a Wisconsin bar decided to dine and dash, management took to Facebook to catch the thieves.

Hackathon Held In Miami With Goal Of Improving Communications And Information Access In Cuba

This coding school will pay you to take classes

Jessica Suss  |  May 10, 2017

Instead of paying money to go to class, this coding school will pay YOU instead. And then they'll get you a job once you graduate. Sound sweet? Sign up.

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Bose accused of tracking customer data through wireless headphones

Jessica Suss  |  May 10, 2017

A new lawsuit is alleges that Bose is stealing data from customers through their wireless headphones, and then selling it to a third party.

This map shows the largest bank in every state

Sarah Kuta  |  May 9, 2017

The folks over at GOBankingRates have created this colorful map that shows which bank is the largest in each of the 50 states.

400,000 HoMedics handheld massagers recalled for fire risk

Jessica Suss  |  May 9, 2017

Not so relaxing: HoMedic has recalled 400,000 handheld massagers after customer complaints that they catch fire and cause burns.

Aunt Jemima Recalls 19 Frozen Foods For Possible Listeria

Marie Rossiter  |  May 9, 2017

The makers of Aunt Jemima pancakes and waffles voluntarily recalled 19 varieties of its frozen products due to possible listeria contamination.

Some school districts engage in ‘lunch shaming’ so parents will pay

Jessica Suss  |  May 9, 2017

"Lunch Shaming" is a tactic that forces children to take responsibility for unpaid food bills, and it's used by nearly half the school districts in America.

Joe’s Crab Shack reportedly preparing for bankruptcy

Sarah Kuta  |  May 8, 2017

If you were wondering how things were going for Joe's Crab Shack amidst the so-called "restaurant recession," it doesn't look good.

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Macy’s ends tuxedo rental services just before wedding season

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  May 8, 2017

Macy's partnered with Men's Wearhouse in 2015, allowing its customers to rent tuxedos straight from its stores. Two years later, they're ending the deal.

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American Airlines Wants To Reduce Your Legroom—But Charge You The Same Fare

Natalie Southwick  |  May 8, 2017

American Airlines is apparently doubling down on that whole "hating the American people" reputation with a plan to cut legroom in economy class seats.

See what paying $7,500 for a private airport terminal gets you

Sarah Kuta  |  May 5, 2017

Sometimes it’s fascinating to get a peak inside how the other half lives. Take a look at this private airport terminal opening up at Los Angeles International Airport later this month, for instance. This VIP experience is for first-class travelers, who…

This man stole $18.7M worth of syrup—but he didn’t get away with it

Marie Rossiter  |  May 5, 2017

A six-year Canadian syrup saga finally came to a sticky end for a man convicted of stealing $18 million worth of the sweet stuff.

7 of the most bizarre food recalls

Brittany Anas  |  May 5, 2017

For the most part, food recalls are pretty standard (and sometimes kinda’ gross). Most often, cross-contamination happens due to the fact that many manufacturers have a single factory, and common allergens like milk, wheat or peanuts make their way into…

Germany Has Europe's Lowest Birth Rate

Some Fertility Clinics Will Refund Your Money If You Don’t Get Pregnant

Jessica Suss  |  May 4, 2017

Some fertility clinics offer "a-baby-or-your-money-back" deals. They sound alluring to couples struggling with infertility, but are they worth it?

MPs Enter Their Pets Into The Westminster Dog Of the Year Competition

Here’s How Much It Actually Costs To Own A Pet (It’s Way More Than You’d Think)

Jessica Suss  |  May 4, 2017

Pet costs really add up, even without expensive visits to the vet. But do you have any idea just how much money you'll spend on a pet over its lifetime?

New York Job Fair Offers Services For Chronically Unemployed

5 entry level jobs with great starting salaries

Jessica Suss  |  May 4, 2017

These are the entry-level jobs that offer a great starting salary AND are seriously in-demand in our current job market. College grads, listen up.

Get Paid To Travel Around The Country And Drink Wine This Summer

Sarah Kuta  |  May 4, 2017

If your ideal career is getting paid to drink wine and travel, keep reading. Union Wine is looking for someone to spend the summer with them.

Seinfeld: The Apartment

J. Peterman, Made Famous By ‘Seinfeld,’ Is Opening A Store This Month

Sarah Kuta  |  May 3, 2017

At a time when many retailers are closing brick-and-mortar stores in favor of selling products online, catalog retailer J. Peterman is opening a new store.

McDonald’s Invents A Fry Fork, Internet Shrugs And Wants Its Hi-C Orange Back

Brittany Anas  |  May 3, 2017

Meet the "Frork," a fry-fork hybrid invented by McDonald's that will scoop up the ingredients that betrayed your burger, plunging to your plate.

Why You Should Consider Becoming A Dental Hygienist

Jessica Suss  |  May 3, 2017

Becoming a dental hygienist might be the best way to get to the middle class – high salaries and an associates degree create the perfect storm for earning.

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This Woman Makes A Living As A Professional Bridesmaid

Jessica Suss  |  May 3, 2017

Yes, really: a professional bridesmaid. Someone who knows exactly what they're doing and how to fix any Big Day crises. Would you hire her?

Scientists Want To Pay Young Men $16,000 To Stay In Bed For Weeks

Emily Hanford-Ostmann  |  May 3, 2017

Wanted: men willing to lie around all day and get paid for it. It sounds like the couch potato's dream job, but it could be tougher than you think.

This Student Hacked United Airlines And Earned $300,000 For A Job Well Done

Marie Rossiter  |  May 2, 2017

Ryan Pickren used to get himself into trouble with the law. Now he gets rewarded handsomely by United Airlines for his hacking abilities.

Whole Foods To Buy Wild Oats Markets For $565 Million

Whole Foods Is Trying To Its Lower Prices

Jessica Suss  |  May 2, 2017

Whole Foods might be lowering prices by borrowing some strategies from big-box stores. Would you shop there if it was cheaper?

86,000 Of These Child Backpack Carriers Were Recalled For A Scary Reason

Sarah Kuta  |  May 2, 2017

Osprey is recalling 86,000 backpack carriers sold in the United States and Canada for safety issues. Here are details about this recall.

Report: These 25 Companies Are Paying The Highest Salaries In 2017

Brittany Anas  |  May 2, 2017

Ahh, Glassdoor. We’ve come to rely on you as if you were a sage career counselor. You help steer us away from companies with bad work-life balance and lead us to the ones that get high ratings and give high salaries.…

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Get Ready! Hulu’s Live TV Service To Launch In May For $39.99

Marie Rossiter  |  May 2, 2017

Have you been thinking about "cutting the cord?" Hulu will introduce a new service that may convince you to grab the scissors once and for all.

Unauthorized Package Delivered To Your Home? It Could Be A Scam

Megan Fenno  |  May 2, 2017

Scammers are becoming more and more creative, and this newest scam involving Best Buy is no exception. Here's what you need to know.

Apple Launches iPhone 5s And 5c In China

T-Mobile Spent $8 Billion On Massive Upgrades to its Wireless Network

Jessica Suss  |  May 1, 2017

T-Mobile has made it clear it's serious about catching up to cellular providers like Verizon and AT&T. But will their big spending really work?

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

This Is Why You Should Get A Second Opinion When You Hear Bad News From A Doctor

Sarah Kuta  |  April 28, 2017

This alarming story from CNBC's "American Greed" will make you want to get a second opinion when you hear bad news from a doctor.

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