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Famed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine calls sex abuse allegations 'unfounded'

(NEW YORK) -- Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine responded Thursday for the first time since it was announced Sunday the New York City institution had suspended Levine as it investigates what it says are "multiple allegations of sexual miscond... Read More

Starbucks unveils 'Christmas Tree Frappuccino'

(NEW YORK) -- For a limited time, Starbucks is offering a holiday-themed Christmas Tree Frappuccino.

The coffee chain describes the drink as being "mocha and peppermint...blended with milk and ice, topped with a festive tree made of matcha... Read More

Wall Street rebounds with positive day

(NEW YORK) -- After a few days of losses, Wall Street bounced back on Thursday as all three major indices finished in positive territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 70.57, closing at 23,211.48.

The Nasdaq climbed ha... Read More

GE Power announces plan to cut approximately 12,000 jobs

(BOSTON) -- General Electric Power announced plans to cut approximately 12,000 jobs on Thursday, citing lower demands for coal and fossil fuel.

In a press release, GE said the layoffs would affect both professional and production employees... Read More

Writers for Hallmark share inspirations behind some of their Christmas cards

(LEAVENWORTH, Kansas) -- Christmas is just a few weeks away, but for two tiny towns in Kansas, workers have been preparing for the holiday like busy Santa elves all year.

At the two Hallmark plants in Leavenworth and Lawrence, 1,100 worke... Read More

Mixed day on Wall Street despite encouraging news ahead of November jobs report

(NEW YORK) -- Stocks lost steam following a mid-session rally as Wall Street got encouraging news ahead of the government jobs report this Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell again, dropping 39.73 to a close of 23,140.91.
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to change legal name to Walmart to reflect growth of online shopping

(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- As part of a change designed to reflect its growing status as an multi-channel retailer, Walmart announced plans to change the company's legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. as of February 2018.

"Our... Read More

Survey says some employees still 'Scrooge-y' when it comes to holiday vacation

(NEW YORK) -- Looking forward to taking some time off for the holidays?  

Yeah, neither are a lot of people.  

A new survey from the staffing firm Robert Half reports that American workers aren't taking it too easy, even as th... Read More

Pizza Hut testing beer, wine delivery with your pie

(NEW YORK) – Pizza and beer go together like, well, pizza and beer.

Pizza Hut clearly realized that: The delivery giant is testing a service that will deliver beer with your pie.

Customers in Phoenix, Arizona, will be able to ... Read More

Homeless man who helped stranded woman buys home after nearly $400K raised

(PHILADELPHIA) -- A homeless man who received more than $397,000 through crowdfunding after giving a stranded woman his last $20 to pay for gas now has a place to call home.

Marine Corps veteran Johnny Bobbitt, 34, wrote on the GoFundMe ca... Read More

US stocks close lower after earlier tech rally

(NEW YORK) -- Despite an earlier tech rally, U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sunk 109.41 (-0.45 percent) to finish at 24,180.64.

The Nasdaq dipped 13.15 (-0.19 percent) to close at 6,... Read More

Most-wanted holiday toys being resold at major markups because of cyberscalping Grinch bots

(NEW YORK) -- Some of this holiday season’s hottest toys are out of stock but being resold online for thousands of dollars above list price because of so-called Grinch bots.

The same cyberscalping technique that can make it hard for ... Read More

World's largest Starbucks opening in Shanghai

(SHANGHAI) -- China, a traditionally tea-drinking nation, is embracing coffee in the metropolis of Shanghai, as the country stands to become the largest market for Starbucks.

The 30,000 square-foot flagship Starbucks Reserve shop opens Wed... Read More

Expert tips for navigating the office holiday party with grace

(NEW YORK) -- Of all the things that can go wrong during the holidays -- travel, gifts not arriving on time, annoying in-laws practically moving in -- there's one event filled with landmines that people seem to forget about year after year.

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