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Mark Cuban: Donald Trump Has Gone 'Crazy'

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Billionaire investor Mark Cuban on Saturday questioned Donald Trump's sanity, saying he has decided to vote for Hillary Clinton because the Republican nominee has gone "off the reservation" and "crazy.""Donald, initially, I really hoped he would be something different, that as a businessperson, I thought there was an opportunity there," the Dallas Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star told CNN while campaigning with Clinton in his hometown

Three Ideas for Inexpensive Family Fun

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The dog days of summer can have parents searching for activities for their little ones, and once you've done the sprinkler to death, what's left?Here are three simple -- and inexpensive -- ideas to pass the time with good old-fashioned family fun this summer.Playground TourTry to hit every park and playground in a certain radius in one day. Compare the highlights of each. Did one have a splash pad but one an awesome set of monkey bars? Have your child "design" thei

Mom Thanks Chick-fil-A Employees Who Played With Son When Others Refused

Kari Merriken(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia mom took to Facebook last week to thank the employees of a fast food restaurant for playing with her son after he was left out by other children playing nearby.Kari Merriken of Columbus said that she and her 8-year-old, Caleb, were attending a Star Wars-themed "Galaxy Night" at Chick-fil-A in her neighborhood on July 2.During the event, Caleb, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair, was purposefully excluded from playtime with other kids, his m

Haitian Band Entertains Passengers on United Airlines Flight Delayed for 6 Hours -- When a United Airlines flight in Chicago was delayed for nearly six hours earlier this month, a Haitian band on board took it upon themselves to be the in-flight entertainment.On July 23 members of Port-au-Prince-based band Lakou Mizik treated their fellow passengers to an impromptu performance. The jam session not only entertained those on board -- it also captivated the internet.The nine-member group, which started in 2010 after Haiti's catastrophic earthquake, performe

US Stocks Close Mixed with Monthly Gains as Oil Prices Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Friday but ended July with solid monthly gains.The Dow closed down 24.11 (-0.13 percent) to finish at 18,432.24.The Nasdaq gained 7.15 (+0.14 percent) to close at 5,162.13, while the S&P 500 closed at 2,162.13, up 7.15 (+0.14 percent) from its open.Crude oil climbed 1 percent with prices hitting over $41 a barrel.SABMiller and AB InBev: A major takeover deal is brewing between SABMiller and Budweiser-maker AB InBev. Anheuser-Busch has u

Ford Teams Up with Jose Cuervo to Build Greener Cars

The Ford Motor Company(NEW YORK) -- Alcoholic drinks and motor vehicles generally don’t mix, but now Ford Motor Company and Jose Cuervo are teaming up in a way that could be a boon for the environment.While the car and tequila companies at first seem like an odd pairing, the two are working together to develop sustainable car parts from the byproducts of tequila production, according to an announcement from Ford.The idea is that parts of the agave plant left over after producing tequila co

Mystery of Who Won $536 Million Jackpot Finally Solved

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The mystery of who won the $536 million Mega Millions jackpot earlier this month has finally been solved.A couple from Hamilton County, Indiana, with two children has come forward and been confirmed as the winners of the $536 million jackpot, Indiana's Hoosier Lottery officials announced at a news conference Friday.The prize is the largest ever won by a single ticket holder in Mega Millions history.The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, had a representative cl

Friday Is National Chicken Wing Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Buffalo, BBQ, Teriyaki, Jamaican Jerk, mild, medium, hot, spicy, nuclear -- whatever your pleasure, chicken wings have become an American staple at bars and restaurants. If you love wings and beer, you don't need a holiday to celebrate, but since Friday is National Chicken Wing Day, here's a little history for you. Buffalo, New York claims to be the birthplace of the Buffalo chicken wing. Legend has it that Teressa Bellissimo created Buffalo wings in 1964 at the An

Q2 Economic Growth Comes in Below Expectations

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. economy grew 1.2 percent between April and June, the Commerce Department said Friday, far below forecasts.Economists were expecting growth of about 2.6 percent. This is the third consecutive quarter of sluggish growth.The government also revised down growth in the first quarter of the year, to 0.8 percent from 1.1 percent.A slowdown in housing construction and inventory led to the decline.Personal consumption increased at an annualized rate of 4.2 p

As Rich Get Richer, Middle-Income Take on More Housing Debt

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” refers to the notion of people trying to match their neighbors’ acquisitions and other signs of social standing, lest they feel inferior.Now a study suggests that this phenomenon may be real.In a recently published paper, Jeffrey Thompson, principal economist for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, said that average-income or moderately affluent people take on more housing debt when they have ver

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