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Many Automakers Bypass Super Bowl Ads

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Detroit, MI) -- Fans watching this year's Super Bowl will not see ads from several automakers. While eleven different brands bought ad time last year, only a handful have committed to commercial time this year. Absent will be General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar-Land Rover and Mazda. Fiat Chrysler officials have not said…

Existing Home Sales Rise In December

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Sales of existing homes are on the rise. The National Association of Realtors announced today that existing home sales rose two-point-four percent in December in line with expectations. That makes the seasonally adjusted annual rate just over five million homes. Meanwhile, the median sales price for used homes was just under 210-thousand…

Winklevoss Twins Aim To Legitimize Bitcoin

Posted On January 23, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss want to take bitcoin mainstream. The twins, best known for their multi-million-dollar feud with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are trying to create the first regulated exchange for the virtual currency. They've dubbed it the "Nasdaq of Bitcoin." The Winklevoss brothers are taking steps toward opening the exchange,…

TurboTax Issues $25 Refunds For Software Flap

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- TurboTax is issuing 25-dollar refunds to some customers who were forced to buy the company's most expensive software to do their taxes this year. "USA Today" says parent company Intuit is apologizing for the mess-up, saying it failed to properly notify customers of the change. The refund is being offered, starting today, to…

McDonald’s Quarterly Sales Slip 7%

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- McDonald's is reporting a 7.3 percent dip in fourth quarter sales. The world's biggest fast-food chain said today net income fell to 1.1 billion for the quarter ending December 31st. McDonald's is battling tough competition as it struggles to recover from last year's food scandal in China.