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Stocks Mixed at Opening, Boeing's Shares Take Off, AT&T Drops

Stocks slipped on Wednesday, with Wall Street retreating after a sixth day of gains for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, after data had new home sales declining and companies including Boeing and AT&T reported quarterly results.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:14:20 GMT
New Zealand Is a Travel Hotspot for Chinese Tourists

New Zealand topped a list of 22 nations as Chinese tourists' favorite destination for the first time, according to a survey by the China Tourism Academy.The quarterly poll measures travelers' satisfaction across key indicators including public services, environmental conditions and security.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:01 GMT
Getting Value for Money in Your Taxes? See How The States Rank

It's not only Uncle Sam that needs money. State governments also collect tax revenueseven the seven that don't have a state income tax. But some of them do a better job at giving taxpayers a bang for their buckor to put it into Wall Street terminology, give better return on investment or ROI.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:01 GMT
Aston Martin Signed by Michael Jordan, Other Greats, Up for Bids

When spending six figures or more on a luxury sports car, most buyers inspect every inch to make sure there are no marks on it, but this 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish is the ultimate exception to that rule the more marked up, the more valuable it is.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:12:28 GMT
Cost of Attending a Wedding Surges 75 Percent

Bouquets aren't the only thing flying high at weddings this year. A new American Express study finds the average cost to attend a wedding is surging to $592, up 75 percent from two years ago.That doesn't even include the cost of gifts.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:54:49 GMT
Flying in Style: Book a Room on the Four Seasons' Private Jet

Four Seasons has a new weapon in the luxury travel wars: its own Boeing 757.The Toronto-based luxury resort company said Wednesday that it's launching the first Four Seasons-branded private jet.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:23 GMT
New Home Sales Plunge in Setback to Housing Recovery

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery.Sales dropped 14.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:29 GMT
Facebook Gets U.S. Antitrust Approval to Buy Oculus

Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever hardware deal.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:27 GMT
Hey working moms, what do you really want for Mother's Day?

Working moms, we want to hear from you: What do you really want for Mother's Day?An extra person who can pick up your children from school on early release day? A magical outfit that never wrinkles and hides that baby weight?







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:35:21 GMT
Internet Speeds Are Rising Sharply, But So Are Hack Attacks

A new "state of the Internet" report shows more people around the world are connected, and they're doing so at faster speeds. But as the Internet grows, so does the number of cyberattacks.







Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:19:46 GMT
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