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Scams Popping Up Surrounding The Death Of Robin Williams

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Better Business Bureau is warning that scams are starting to pop up surrounding the death of Robin Williams. The Bureau's Fred Elsbury says most are based online, and ask you to click on things that look like news stories, requests for donations or commemorations. The scams either try to steal your…

Stocks Gain On Wall Street

Posted On August 18, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Stocks are gaining on Wall Street as investors breathe a sigh of relief over easing tensions in Ukraine. There's also news of mergers, with Dollar General offering to buy Family Dollar and Ingersoll-Rand looking to buy a part of Cameron International. The Dow rose more than 150 points in early trading.…

Latest Microsoft Updates Slowing Down Internet Explorer

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- The latest updates from Microsoft are slowing Internet Explorer to a crawl, or worse. Microsoft announced Sunday that the updates are affecting Internet Explorer 7 to Internet Explorer 11. The tech giant confirms what millions of users are experiencing -- computers reacting slowly, becoming unresponsive, and sometimes freezing up and requiring a reboot.…

Dollar General Makes $9.7-Billion Counter Bid For Family Dollar Stores

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- There's a bidding war for Family Dollar Stores. Dollar General had made a counter bid of close to ten-billion dollars to buy Family Dollar. That's more than the eight-point-five-billion dollar bid Dollar Tree made in late July. Dollar General shares were up about nine-percent in pre-market trading this morning on news about the…

Survey: Interest In Buying Apps Decreasing

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Smartphone apps are losing popularity. A new survey conducted by Deloitte finds that in a typical month, 31 percent of smartphone users say they don't download any apps for their devices, compared to 20 percent of respondents in the same poll last year. Apps that cost money are even less popular.