• FBI warns US businesses of 'destructive' malware

    Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    The FBI warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the United States, following a devastating cyberattack last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The five-page, confidential "flash" warning issued to businesses late on Monday provided some technical details about the malicious software that was used in the attack, though it did not name the victim.

  • As oil prices plunge, wide-ranging effects for consumers and the global economy

    Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Tumbling oil prices are draining hundreds of billions of dollars from the coffers of oil-rich exporters and oil companies and injecting a much-needed boost for ailing economies in Europe and Japan — and for American consumers at the start of the peak shopping season. The result could be one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history, potentially reshaping everything from talks over Iran’s nuclear program to the Federal Reserve’s policies to further rejuvenate the U.S. economy.

  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    If you checked Nielsen Ratings, you'd think that the only people watching TV were age 54 and older (and you'd be right), and that Millennials are a black hole of immeasurable Internet content consumption—that is, until Nielsen starts measuring Netflix traffic next month. But what does Netflix CEO Reed Hastings think about Nielsen's bold step forward?

  • Black Friday shopping leads to scuffles, fights

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Black Friday shopping is in full swing and so are the scuffles and fights that seem to always accompany it. Videos posted online show some of the battles.

  • 2 Women Fight At Norwalk Walmart Over Barbie Doll

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Authorities said two women got into a pushing and shoving match — with at least one of them reportedly throwing a punch — over a Barbie doll on Thanksgiving evening. Sheriff’s Deputies has to be called to the Walmart store in the 11700 block of Imperial Highway after reports of the fight broke out.

  • Black Friday: Fights break out after shoppers queue all night for bargains

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    At least three people have been arrested for fighting over Black Friday bargains as huge crowds caused mayhem in shops across the UK. Many supermarkets put on extra staff to deal with the frenzy starting at midnight but police had to be called to several shoppers worried about the crowds.

  • A McDonald's in a church? McMass wants to build one

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Would you be more inclined to go to church if services came with a Big Mac and a side of fries? asks the Los Angeles Times. That's the idea behind McMass , a group whose goal is to put a McDonald's franchise in a church.  The group, led by Paul Di Lucca, a creative director at the church branding agency Lux Dei design, has launched a page on the  IndieGoGo  crowdfunding site. He's looking to raise $1 million to build the first McDonald's church.

  • OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    From Bloomberg: OPEC policy on crude production will ensure a crash in the U.S. shale industry, a Russian oil tycoon said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries kept output targets unchanged at a meeting in Vienna today even after this year’s slump in the oil price caused by surging supply from U.S shale fields. American producers risk becoming victims of their own success.

  • Chesapeake accused of not paying for natural gas produced from invalid leases

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy may face a class-action lawsuit that claims it has cheated North Texas landowners of at least $100 million by pumping gas from properties that had gone through foreclosure, invalidating the oil and gas leases, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Chesapeake continued to tap reserves beneath the various properties in Johnson and Tarrant counties even after the Oklahoma City-based energy giant discovered it had troubled leases following the economic downturn in 2008, choosing instead to “ignore the problem,” the lawsuit asserts. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/11/19/6302714/chesapeake-accused-of-not-paying.html#storylink=cpy

  • The ultimate homecoming: Arianna introduces HuffPost Greece

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    ATHENS -- As The Huffington Post has expanded around the world, I have used this space to introduce each of our new international editions. But none of the announcements I've made has had as much significance for me personally as what I have to share today: the launch of The Huffington Post in my native Greece. If I veer into some emotional territory (and spoiler alert: I will -- it's in my genes), it's because even now, surrounded by our wonderful team of editors in our office with a stunning view of the Parthenon, I'm overwhelmed by gratitude. For me, this is the ultimate homecoming, not only because this is where I and my accent were born but because HuffPost is very firmly rooted in a Greek tradition of bringing people together and facilitating interesting conversations.

  • Arvest report shows Oklahoma consumers less positive about economy

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Oklahomans, particularly families with children, were more negative about the economy in October than their neighbors regionally, according to the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. The current consumer sentiment index for Oklahoma is 72.6, down from 76.4 in June’s inaugural survey, according to the latest survey results released Tuesday. The report is based on 1,200 phone surveys in September and October. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat

    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010. Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor each pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sale of a marine mammal at the now-closed restaurant The Hump at the Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

  • S&P assigns 'junk' rating to Twitter's debt

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Standard & Poor's assigned a junk rating to Twitter's debt on Thursday, saying the company had a "fair" risk profile. S&P's unsolicited rating of "BB-" is three notches below investment grade. The company sold $1.8 billion worth of convertible notes in September.

  • And Motor Trend's Car of the Year is ...

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Yoou may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compace car has been named Motor Trend's Car of the Year, says CNN Money. The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, the electric-powered e-Golf and the basic Golf 1.8T. This seventh-generation version of the compact car is lighter and more fuel-efficient but still larger than previous Volkswagen ( VLKAF ) Golfs. The Golf is like a small, inexpensive luxury car, Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh said. It is fun to drive but quiet with a smooth ride. Also, the body had the "some of the sharpest sheet metal creases in the industry and some insanely tight panel gaps," he said.

  • Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report.

  • Pizza Hut to turn brand upside down

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Pizza Hut is rebooting itself for a new generation of pizza eaters, according to USA TODAY. Following two years of disappointing sales as consumers sought even more exotic flavors and personalized options, the world's largest pizza chain on Monday will announce plans to turn upside down almost every facet of its identity. Pizza Hut will focus on dozens of new flavor options as it mounts the 56-year-old brand's biggest-ever redo. It will add 11 new pizza recipes, 10 new crust flavors, six new sauces, five new toppings, four new flavor-pack drizzles, a new logo, new uniforms and, yes, even a new pizza box, USA TODAY reports.

  • Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    President Obama has come out in support of reclassifying internet service as a utility, a move that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to enforce more robust regulations and protect net neutrality. "To put these protections in place, I'm asking the FCC to reclassifying internet service under Title II of a law known as the Telecommunications Act," Obama says in a statement this morning. "In plain English, I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life."

  • Watch These Girls Smash The Idea That 'Beauty Is Perfection'

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    GoldieBlox, the toy company on a mission to get girls building is kicking off the holiday season with a new powerful commercial, Huffington Post reports.

  • Shopper says she was punched after telling mom to quiet son

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    COLMA, Calif. -- A shopper at a Northern California clothing store said she was punched in the face after telling a mother to quiet down her child, who was throwing a tantrum, CBS News reports. Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson told CBS SF Bay Area that she was in the checkout line of the Nordstrom Rack in Colma, Calif., when a child between the age of 4 and 6 began throwing a loud tantrum, according to CBS News.

  • Oneidas puts slot machines in convenience store

    Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    The Oneida Indian Nation is set to unveil slot machines at one of the convenience stores it owns near the tribe's central New York casino. A spokesman for the Oneidas tells the Observer-Dispatch that the machines will be operating starting Monday at the SavOn gas station in the Madison County village of Canastota, 20 miles east of Syracuse.