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Market Wrap: Tech Giants Propel Nasdaq, S&P to Record Highs

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesTraders at work Friday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. By Noel Randewich The Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes Friday, propelled by strong results from tech...Show More Summary

Ford Recalls 390,000 Cars to Fix Door Latches

Steven Senne/APA row of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans sit in a lot at a Ford dealership in Massachusetts. DETROIT -- Ford (F) is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The...Show More Summary

Pepsi Drops Controversial Sweetener From Diet Sodas

Richard Levine/Alamy By Brian Sozzi Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo on Friday announced a bold step to try to revive sluggish diet cola sales by replacing the controversial sweetener aspartame in its drinks. Beginning in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi in the U.S. Show More Summary

Harley-Davidson Recalls Nearly 46,000 Motorcycles

Seth Perlman/AP DETROIT -- Harley-Davidson (HOG) is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police...Show More Summary

Abercrombie & Fitch Ends Infamous Hot Salesclerk Policy

Laurent Fievet/AFP/GettyImagesModels promote the opening of an Abercrombie & Fitch store. By Ashley Lutz Abercrombie & Fitch has abolished its infamous "Look Policy" in which it recruited good-looking people who shopped there and referred...Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: Microsoft Ventures to Oz

Don Ryan/AP There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a "cheap chic" discounter quickly selling out of a hot fashion collection and a fast-food giant falling short, again. Target (TGT) -- Winner The cheap-chic retailer was the place to be on Sunday morning when it began stocking a new line of Lilly Pulitzer items. Show More Summary

Comcast Cancels $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Merger Deal

Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Supantha Mukherjee and Devika Krishna Kumar Comcast (CMCSK) abandoned its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) on Friday, saying the deal had been structured in a way that if the U.S. government...Show More Summary

That Signup Bonus for Getting a Store Credit Card Isn't Enough

Blend Images/Alamy Whether you're out on a shopping spree to take advantage of a great sale or focused on buying just one thing, who doesn't like the chance to save 10 or 20 percent more? The ubiquitous offer of a store credit card with its accompanying signup discount can seem a tantalizing way to save. Show More Summary

Weddings Cost a Small Fortune - for the Guests, Too

Getty Images The cost of weddings can be outrageously expensive -- and not only for the bride, groom and their parents. The price tag for guests has gone way up, too. An online survey of 1,882 adults by American Express finds that nearly...Show More Summary

Why Is Gas $1 More Just Across Town?

Shutterstock By Jerry Kronenberg "My mama told me you'd better shop around," Smokey Robinson once sang -- and that sure is true when your put gas in your car. "Gas stations obviously charge as much for fuel as they think they can, but...Show More Summary

We Need to Talk About Credit Card Debt

EHStock Americans are embarrassed by their credit card debt but don't like to talk about it. In a national survey, 42.4 percent of Americans reported having credit card debt, and the average balance is a staggering $10,902. According...Show More Summary

6 Simple Ways to Protect Yourself From a Lost Gift Card

Ken Tannenbaum/Shutterstock By Kyle James The other day, I was at Chipotle frantically digging through my wallet looking for my gift card. I knew it was somewhere, but couldn't find it for the life of me. In the end, my "free" burrito...Show More Summary

Comcast Plans to Shelve $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Bid

Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images By Meredith Mazzilli Comcast plans to drop its $45 billion offer to buy Time Warner Cable in the face of opposition from U.S. regulators, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people with...Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks Advance as Nasdaq Sets Closing Record

Bryan Thomas/Getty Images By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite, the U.S. market index most closely associated with technology stocks, closed at an all-time high Thursday, surpassing a 2000 record set just beforeShow More Summary

Mature, Calm, Rational Nasdaq Surpasses Pre-Bubble High

Mark Lennihan/AP The Nasdaq composite (^IXIC) has finally recovered all of the ground lost when the dot-com bubble burst back in March of 2000. That will go down as one of the worst busts in stock market history. After peaking at 5,048...Show More Summary

Low Gas Prices Prompt U.S. Motorists to Log Record Miles

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Jarrett Renshaw and Edward McAllister NEW YORK -- U.S. motorists made the most of low gasoline prices by driving record miles in the first two months of the year, aided by a national glut in oil supplies, according to new government data released Thursday. Drivers logged 221.2 billion miles on U.S. Show More Summary

Stores Track Your Movements, and an FTC Case Shows How

Alamy Stores want to know everything they can about consumers. They build massive databases intended to gather everything they can about you to help them target you with the most tempting offers. And they even snoop on your movements. A...Show More Summary

New Home Sales Tumble After Months of Strong Gains

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- New U.S. single-family home sales in March recorded their biggest drop in nearly 3 years, snapping three straight months of hefty gains, in a temporary setback for the housing...Show More Summary

Why You Don't Want Google's New Project Fi Wireless Service By Mike Murphy Google has announced that it's rolling out a wireless service in the U.S. Project Fi combines access to Sprint and T-Mobile's wireless networks with the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi. This means calls, texts...Show More Summary

How Much Will Verizon's New Package Cut Your Cable Bill?

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