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Consumer Confidence Hits Seven Year High

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Consumer confidence is soaring to a seven-year high. The Conference Board's latest index measuring confidence took an unexpected jump in October. That basically means Americans feel a lot more comfortable about shopping, which is good news for the economy.

Smartphone Apps To Get You Ready For Halloween

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- People are turning to smartphone apps to help them get ready for Halloween. Senior Product Manager Galileo Vieira with Microsoft recommends his favorite app called "Halloween Soundboard" to push your party over the top.   Other popular Halloween apps are food and cocktail recipes apps to help with your party. For those of…

Electric Power Storage Firm Plans $1-Billion U.S. Plant

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- A Swiss company says it's made a breakthrough in electricity storage technology that will create thousands of jobs for Americans. Alevo will announce plans today to spend 350-million dollars on a new plant near Charlotte, North Carolina, where it will hire 500 people next year. The company intends to bump spending to a…

Halloween Will Cost You $77.52

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Halloween is going to cost you about 77-bucks this year. The National Retail Foundation broke down the numbers to determine how much the average American spends to celebrate All Hallows Eve. The figures are based on the assumption most people buy three bags of candy, a pumpkin, outdoor decorations and children's costumes. Last…

Fast Start For Apple Pay Retail Payment Technology

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant activated one-million cards in the first 72 hours of its Apple Pay service. Apple is competing with Google and other companies in giving shoppers a way to use their smartphones to pay for retail purchases. The practice of linking smartphones to payment cards is just…