With drought, football snack prices take wing
A six-minute drive from Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, Duff's Famous Wings partner Phil Kinecki is worried by two things: the team's performance and the price of chicken.
Tooth fairy more generous in 2012
If economists want an accurate read on the economy, perhaps they should look under children's pillows. And according to the credit card company, the Tooth Fairy is leaving an average of $3.00 per tooth this year, an increase of 15 percent over the $2.60 left in 2011.
FAA reports increase in bird-airplane collisions
Collisions between planes and birds are happening five times more often than they did in 1990, a new federal report says.
Abercrombie sales slide as half-naked models underwhelm
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s soft-porn ads and nightclub vibe once delighted American teenagers and infuriated parents. Today, many aren't even paying attention.
In U.S., food is wasted from farm to fork
Americans throw away up to 40 percent of their food every year, cramming landfills with at least $165 billion worth of produce and meats at a time when hundreds of millions of people suffer from chronic hunger globally, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
D'oh! Postal Service stuck with 682 million 'Simpsons' stamps
In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the U.S. Postal Service produced 1 billion of "The Simpsons" stamps and sold 318 million.
Why seniors may be more vulnerable to scams
It's no secret that senior citizens are a con artist's favorite target. They seem more trusting and more likely to fall for a scammer's pitch. But why, exactly?
Should you trust online travel reviews?
In a Web-enabled world, it should be harder for careless or unscrupulous businesses to exploit consumers. Yet recent studies suggest that online reviewing is hardly a perfect consumer defense system.
Slate: What the next iPhone is going to look like
When CEO Tim Cook announces the next iPhone sometime next month, industrial designers and Apple obsessives are going to scrutinize all of the changes, but I bet ordinary users won't look twice.
Energy drinks remain under scrutiny
A small mention in an obscure regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveals energy drink maker Monster Beverage is being investigated by a state attorney general.
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