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Caesars Entertainment Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Resorts


iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation is installing electric vehicle charging stations at a number of its resorts and casinos and plans to continue to expand the presence of charging stations.Thus far, the company says it has installed operational charging stations at nearly all of its Northern and Southern Nevada locations. In total, 48 charging stations have been installed in parking lots and valet areas. Each station is free and available to guests.The next Cae

Tyson Foods to Close Three Facilities to Improve Business


Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(SPRINGDALE, Ark.) -- Tyson Foods will close three of its facilities by the middle of 2015 in an effort to "improve the performance of its prepared foods business."According to a release from the company, Tyson will close plants in Cherokee, Iowa, Buffalo, N.Y., and Santa Teresa, N.M. The Iowa plant will close on Sept. 27, and the other two will be closed "during the first half of...2015."The decision impacts approximately 950 employees, who the company says will

Walmart Names New President and CEO of US Division


Walmart(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Walmart named Greg Foran the next President and CEO of Walmart U.S. on Friday, succeeding outgoing leader Bill Simon.Foran, 53, will report directly to Walmart's President and CEO Doug McMillon, the release says. Simon will spend the next six months consulting with the company "to ensure a seamless transition."The new head of the company's U.S. division had been in charge of all of Walmart's Asia business since June, having just received a promotion from heading Wal

Stocks Dive with Disappointing Retail Reports


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street stocks took a hit Friday, ending the week with losses following disappointing news from retailers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 123 points, finishing at 16960.57, the Nasdaq Composite lost 23 points at 4449.56, and the S&P 500 dipped 10 points, ending the day at 1978.34. Amazon's stock fell 10 percent after the online retailer posted a loss greater than anticipated. Shares closed at $324, down $34.60. Visa also slipped 8 percent to $214.77.

Beware of Buying Fake Event Tickets


Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you're trying to see a concert -- or a game -- that's sold out, be careful. Scammers are getting better and better at making fake tickets.Capt. Shaun Mathers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office says new technology is a scammer's dream."It's fairly easy for someone to generate something that looks very close to the original," he says.So make sure you buy tickets from a trusted source -- one that offers a guarantee. If you don't, and you show u

Going Public: Why Amazon's Net Income Is Less than Facebook's


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In a tale of two companies, the earnings reports of Amazon and Facebook this week show how the tech sector is playing out in vastly different ways, depending on what kind of services they offer.Amazon, which has been a publicly-traded company since 1997, reported a much larger loss than Wall Street had expected on Thursday, leading to a slumping stock price on Friday. With roots in Seattle, the company says it is investing heavily in new products, such as

Pop Culture Drinks Surge in Popularity


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Like a particularly enjoyable form of Inception, you can now drink your Game of Thrones beer while you watch...Game of Thrones. Or, sip on 50 Shades of Grey wine while you read the book (or watch the movie trailer, for that matter), or Downton Abbey wine while you binge on the British series. The list goes on.In recent months, instances of branded drinks have skyrocketed, and people are drinking them up.Ommegang Brewery was approached by HBO -- the network behind G

Pittsburgh Restaurant Serves Food of Countries in Conflict with US


iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- There are things you don't talk about at the dinner table, and politics is one of them. But political conversation is encouraged at one restaurant in Pennsylvania. Indeed, it inspires the cuisine.Welcome to Conflict Kitchen, a takeout spot in Pittsburgh that only serves food from countries in conflict with the United States.Created by Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, Conflict Kitchen features a rotating menu of food native to countries like Cuba, North Korea (Manduguk

How 'the Cloud' Works, Why So Many People Are Perplexed by It


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You’re probably using "the cloud" already and just don’t know it.While most people have heard of the mysterious "cloud," only 29 percent say they use it, according to a report from nScreenMedia.However, the report finds that 90 percent of broadband users in the U.S. are aware of cloud services.The disparity between the number of people who use cloud storage and the number of people who say they have heard of it suggests that more people are li

These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Your mother may have encouraged you to be yourself, but the advice has never meant quite as much as it does day. A growing number of apps now promise users real-life rewards on the basis of their virtual profiles.Launched earlier this year, Hotelied is a booking site that prompts users to build profiles that add up to a "travel persona" -- social followings, professional credentials and hotel-loyalty programs are all accounted for. By leveraging that data to partic

Twitter Has Growing Influence on Movie-Going Habits


iStock Editorial/ Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter is putting more butts in movie seats.Although attendance at the movies is not as robust as in recent summers, a new Nielsen survey suggests that if Hollywood wants to boost sales, it should latch on to the growing social media site.According to the survey, some 87 percent of Twitter users claim that their decision to go to a current movie was influenced by reading others' tweets.Meanwhile, 88 percent of Twitter users say that tweets about movies

Don't Bet Your Bottom Dollar When Making a Purchase


iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Everyone’s heard of “buyer’s remorse.” However, researchers from three colleges may have come up with a different way of explaining why we sometimes kick ourselves after making a purchase.The researchers from University of Arkansas, University of Texas at Austin and University of South Carolina say it may be derived from something they call the “bottom dollar effect” -- that is, our purchases are less pleasurable when we&rsq

Guess Which Men Do Better in Business Negotiations


iStock/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- Men, do you really want to be the owner of a wide face?Before you answer, researchers at the University of California, Riverside's School of Business Administration say guys with wider faces have an advantage when it comes to negotiating for more money or closing a business deal.In one of a series of simulated exercises, wider-faced men got signing bonuses that were $2,200 more than their narrow-faced counterparts.When attempting to sell a chemical plant t

American Airlines Reports Record Quarterly Profit


Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FORTH WORTH, Texas) -- American Airlines reported record quarterly earnings Thursday, detailing a net profit of $1.5 billion -- a record for any quarter in company history, according to airline representatives. The American Airlines Group announced a record GAAP net profit of $864  million, compared to $220 million in the second quarter of 2013, which was prior to its merger with US Airways.  "We are very pleased to report the highest quarterly profit in the his

Stocks Mixed Following Jobless Claims, Home Sale Figures


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stock prices ended the day mixed on Wall Street Thursday, following good news on jobless claims and mixed quarterly earnings results from several companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost three points, finishing at 17083.80, the Nasdaq Composite fell two points at 4472.11, and the S&P 500 gained one to end at 1987.98. Investors received positive news regarding jobs, with the Labor Department reporting that weekly applications for unemployment benefits dr

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