April 8, 2020

Amazon prices raise concern

March 18, 2014 Courtney Wirths 0

•Amazon.com is raising the price of its two-day shipping membership, Amazon Prime, from $79 a year to $99 as a result of rising shipping costs. Members worried about getting their money’s worth should know that […]

Keystone clears consciences

February 4, 2014 Courtney Wirths 0

• The results of the Obama administration’s analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline revealed that the pipeline will have little impact on global climate change. The study showed that the pipeline would not increase the […]

Netflix may increase fees

January 28, 2014 Courtney Wirths 0

• After years of rising used-car prices, the prices of used cars are expected to drop this year due to more families choosing to buy or lease new cars. The switch is largely driven by […]

Amazon will use air mail

December 3, 2013 Courtney Wirths 0

Fast-food jobs — in the tough economy — are increasingly being filled by older workers instead of teenagers. Today, the average fast-food worker is 29 years old and more than 26 percent are parents raising children, according to the New York Times. […]

Chinese dairy in demand

November 19, 2013 Courtney Wirths 0

• China’s thirst for dairy is increasing dramatically and so are imports of milk and dairy-based products such as cheese and yogurt. Consumption of dairy products in China is expected to rise 20 percent over the next four years, according to the Financial Times.

Lays makes chocolate chip

November 12, 2013 Courtney Wirths 0

• Sales of DSLR cameras, the large cameras with interchangeable lenses used by photographers, are rapidly declining, raising concerns for companies such as Canon Inc. and Nikon Corp. The change is due to the widespread use of smartphone cameras, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Guns get clothing lines

November 6, 2013 Courtney Wirths 0

Thanksgiving falls much later than last year, leaving only 25 days between Black Friday and Christmas. Due to the delay (six shopping days less than last year), consumers can expect to see holiday deals beginning earlier, before Thanksgiving feasts and the famous holiday-shopping kick-off, according to the Wall Street Journal. […]

‘Gravity’ hits No. 1, Apple tablet is best-seller

October 22, 2013 Courtney Wirths 0

Classic characters of rock ’n’ roll, such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, refuse to allow their content to be put on the music-streaming site, Spotify, saying music- streaming sites have the potential to ruin music’s creativity, according to CNBC. […]

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