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  • What Super Bowl? The Ad Bowl has already begun @ CNNMoney.com - 37 minutes ago

    The Super Bowl is Sunday evening, but the Ad Bowl is already underway. Some Super Bowl advertisers have been previewing their ads for days, trying to maximize their multimillion dollar investments. Others ...

  • Super Bowl 2015 is Sunday, and party preparations are in full swing. So you volunteered to host the annual Super Bowl celebration at your home, but are only just realizing what you’ve gotten yourself into? The thought of having friends over to cheer on your favorite team is exciting, but the price tag for all the food …

  • Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13 Associated Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    A fire swept through a plastic packaging factory on Saturday night in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, killing at least 13 people, a fire department official said. Fire department official Mohammed Farhaduzzaman ...

  • Recall of recalled vehicles adds complexity @ Financial Times - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    The issues surrounding a recent spike in North American vehicle recalls grew more complex on Saturday when a US regulator ordered a second recall for 2.1m vehicles because a previous recall repair might ...

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
    Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently ...

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers to fix a 2nd air bag recall Associated Press - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, the Takata building, an automotive parts supplier in Auburn Hills, Mich. is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The company is the North American subsidiary of the Japanese based Takata Corporation, which supplies seat belts and airbags for the automotive industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running.  The agency says about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the new recalls are also subject to a separate recall related to defective Takata air bags that could deploy and rupture with enough force to cause injury or death.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

  • The models involved are the Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix and Toyota Avalon from 2002 to 2004 model years, the agency said.

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, ...

  • Shares of Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK ) on Friday closed at $45.90 -- up 118 percent ($24.90) -- after one of the most-talked about IPOs of the year. Shake Shack started in 2001 as a hot dog cart, managed ...

  • Jeep's Liberty Patriotic Edition is seen in a file photo taken at the North America Auto Show in Detroit

    The vehicles involved in the recall announced by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are made by Toyota Motor Corp , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co. There have been about 400 reported cases of inadvertent air bag deployments in the recalled vehicles, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said.  …

  • Chevy Silverado nearly ties Ford F-150 in Car and Driver tests, prompting Chevy to declare 'virtual draw'

  • A customer holds balloons outside a McDonald's restaurant on the day of its reopening in central Moscow

    McDonald's Corp. (MCD.N) will open fewer new restaurants in Russia this year than last because a fall in the rouble has increased expansion costs and is hurting consumers, its Russian chief executive Khamzat Khasbulatov told Reuters. The rouble, hit by a drop in oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, has fallen …

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, ...

  • More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, ...

  • 2.1 million cars recalled for crash sensors @ CNNMoney.com - 4 hours ago

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Saturday the recall of over 2 million vehicles to fix faulty crash sensors that could cause airbags to deploy for no reason. All the vehicles ...

  • The popularity of yoga is driving sales of all sorts of products, but there hasn't been a push for yoga footwear. Will Deckers' bet pay off?

  • (Bloomberg) -- More than 2.1 million previously recalled Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac and Toyota vehicles will be called back for more repairs following reports that the air bags could deploy while ...

  • (Bloomberg) -- More than 2.1 million previously recalled Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac and Toyota vehicles will be called back for more repairs following reports that the air bags could deploy while ...

  • Just ask GoDaddy.com, which pulled a Super Bowl ad featuring a golden retriever as comic fodder. “If the founding fathers saw us huddled in our little cocoons texting each other smiley faces, they’d hang their powdered wigs in shame,” comedian Nick Offerman says in an ad from NBC Sports for the game Sunday. People with …

  • From heroic levels of hamburger consumption to the "flush effect," the big game inspires a lot of super-sized exaggerations.

  • Ian Wright's company retrofits commercial trucks with gas- and noise-saving electric power.

  • The movie studios know the Super Bowl will dominate U.S. attention this weekend and have chosen to maintain a low profile.

  • Super Bowl Stocks: Seattle's Best Vs. Boston Strong @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    The New England Patriots behind quarterback Tom Brady are just barely favored to beat the top-rated defense of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. But what stocks win in the battle between ...

  • The Cars With the Best Resale Value Credit.com - 8 hours ago

    When you're shopping for a new car, don't overlook its potential resale value. It could make a big difference in your finances several years later.

  • Get ready for the Super Bowl, YouTube style.

  • It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Samsung's smartphone team. He promised all of Apple's resources would be deployed in a "thermonuclear war" against the South Korean company. Tim Cook's Apple never followed up on Jobs' threat... at least not directly. Cook defused the nukes, instead relying on a long …

  • Ostensibly, investors were disappointed by data on U.S. economic growth, but the deeper issue is a nascent feeling that the worldwide quantitative easing (QE) cycle has reached the limits of encouraging growth. At McDonald’s, Thompson settled into the C-suite in mid-2012, just after the Golden Arches’ eight-year operational …

  • Samsung Electronics, a traditionally stingy tech behemoth, dividend-wise, is boosting its payout. The company pays a final dividend annually, in addition to a KRW500 interim dividend. The increase comes as Samsung (ticker:ticker::005930.Korea) battles for smartphone market share with high-end Apple and low-price Chinese …

  • Preview @ Barrons.com - 14 hours ago

    Review | Dates to Watch For | U.S. Economic Calendar | Consensus Estimates | Coming Earnings | Coming U.S. Auctions Smart-aleck babies, lovable horses, and Betty White have all helped companies pitch products in the year’s priciest time slot: the Super Bowl. Companies that produce the most popular Super Bowl commercials …

  • Apps That Cure the What-to-Watch Conundrum @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Overwhelmed by all the options on Netflix and Hulu? An app like Fandor, Fan TV or Flix Roulette help you refine your streaming-video queue.

  • How to Make Fried Chicken @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Three simple steps—dunk, dredge, fry—are all it takes to produce the crisp, juicy fried chicken of your dreams. Here’s a foolproof recipe and illustrated how-to.

  • Beer Cheese for the Win @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    For those in the know, any event involving football and cold brews would be incomplete without a certain spicy cheddar dip. Here’s the story of how it came to be, plus a couple of exemplary mail-order ...

  • Farm-to-Table Comes to the Caribbean @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Luxury island resorts are shunning FedEx fare in favor of homegrown, giving guests more to dig into both at the table and in the fields.

  • Renaissance Ruffs and Roman Aromas @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    In an age of mountebanks, salt was tested by touch, perfumes by smell and glass by the sound it made.

  • Children’s Books: Food Fight in the Garden @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Things become tense when a sultry leek named Romeo falls in love with a carrot named Julienne.

  • Prop Bets, a Super Bowl Staple, Stretch Back Centuries @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    For almost 200 years, prop bets have offered wagers ranging from election details to the hair color of Super Bowl halftime artists

  • The Strange Power of Symbols, in the News and the Lab @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Robert M. Sapolsky looks at how symbolic thought affects human behavior, from clothing to the Charlie Hebdo attack

  • Toy maker Mattel confirmed a decline in sales and profit during the crucial holiday-shopping quarter, and said it would act with urgency to improve results.

  • States Dash to Regulate E-Cigarettes @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    As the Food and Drug Administration continues to figure out how to regulate the rapidly accelerating use of electronic cigarettes, states are taking matters into their own hands.

  • Derek Stepan Is Making His Point @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Derek Stepan’s outstanding production for the Rangers is coming at a price—or at least it will. He’s now one of the NHL’s highest-scoring centers, but is his career season for real?

  • Nets Need to Pave New Road to Playoffs @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Nets coach Lionel Hollins is pushing a lot of buttons these days. And, as shown by Friday’s thrilling 127-122 overtime loss to the visiting Toronto Raptors, some of them are the right ones.

  • The Next McDonald’s Turnaround @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago

    Shake Shack’s IPO is good news for anybody whose business is burgers and fries.

  • This image provided by Nationwide shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Mindy Kaling scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nationwide)

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.

  • “Bettors favor heads so much that some sports books are actually making it cheaper to bet tails in an effort to take even action,” according to RJ Bell, who runs betting information website Pregame.com. Such is the frenzy surrounding Super Bowl wagering, where betting by recreational gamblers dwarfs professionals. The …

  • The controversy over whether the New England Patriots intentionally let some air out of footballs they supplied for their conference championship win against the Indianapolis Colts garnered the nickname “Deflategate” and has dominated media coverage leading up to the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. The scandal has pervaded the national …

  • “Bettors favor heads so much that some sports books are actually making it cheaper to bet tails in an effort to take even action,” according to RJ Bell, who runs betting information website Pregame.com. Such is the frenzy surrounding Super Bowl wagering, where betting by recreational gamblers dwarfs professionals. The …

  • Video It's a new idea, trying to persuade people who buy a Toyota Camry that it's "a bold choice." But that's Toyota's story with the new 2015 Camry, and the brand is sticking to it. Now Toyota is attempting to take that argument to the highest level in marketing: the Super

  • The following Tyson Foods (TSN) conference call took place on January 30, 2015, 09:00 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:

  • The new chairman of Mattel Inc. said the problems plaguing the toy maker were largely its own fault, mere days after its chief executive abruptly resigned.

  • Fans flocking to the Super Bowl in Arizona will see peculiar lights in the Friday night sky. No, it is not a UFO but part of Pepsi's invasion of host city Phoenix ahead of the big game. The soda maker is aiming to recreate a mysterious 1997 UFO sighting over the city as part of its advertising campaign leading up …

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