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A visitor of the 'NEXT Berlin' conference tries out the Google Glass on April 24, 2013 in Berlin. 'NEXT Berlin' describes itself as 'a meeting place for the European digital industry'. Organisers say that at the conference, 'marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months'. The conference is running from April 23 to 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLE SPATA / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Begins Pitching Glass As Tool For Workplace

Google has begun working with different business and industries create specific uses for “Google Glass” in the workplace.

04/08/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chrysler Agrees To Major Recall Of Jeeps At Risk Of Fire

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.

06/18/2013

Fathers Day Activities

ConsumerWatch: New Groups, Products Help Dads Become More Involved Parents

From dadchelor parties to the diaper dad vest, a new generation of dads is changing the face of fatherhood.

05/03/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Family Goes On ‘Financial Cleanse’ To Curb Spending

Whether it’s a $3.75 latte at Starbucks for or a $3.00 bottle of water at the airport, making small purchases throughout the day can quickly become a habit that’s hard to break. Some financial planners recommend a remedy – going cold turkey for a few days with a financial cleanse, a temporary ban on spending.

12/18/2012

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Cheaper Gas Prices Drive Down US Wholesale Price Index

Cheaper gas drove down a measure of wholesale prices in November for the second straight month, a sign inflation remains in check.

12/13/2012

A fair goer tries out the textunes eBook reader app on an Apple iPad at the Leipzig Book Fair on March 15, 2012 on the fairgrounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Tablet Sales Forecasted To Double As New iPad Expected To Be Unveiled

A research group is forecasting that sales of smaller tablets will double this year with the expected announcement of a mini iPad on Tuesday.

10/23/2012

Apple Introduces A New iPad

Tech Watch: Apple Expected To Unveil New iPad Mini At San Jose Event

As Apple rumors go, this one is perhaps the most unanimous: A new, smaller iPad is on the way.

10/22/2012

Johnson's Baby Shampoo is pictured on display at a supermarket in Hong Kong on March 16, 2009. The world famous baby shampoo is a product of US health care giant Johnson & Johnson. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

Johnson & Johnson Reformulating Products To Remove Dangerous Chemicals

The health care giant late last year pledged to remove “chemicals of concern” from its baby products sold around the world. That change came after a large coalition of health and environmental groups began pressing J&J more than three years ago to make its personal care products safer.

08/16/2012

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Cell Phone Labeling Ruling Could Have Far Reaching Effects

A Federal Appeals Court judge in San Francisco was set to hear arguments Thursday in a long-simmering legal battle between the city and the wireless industry.

08/09/2012

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