Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.
National price tracker GasBuddy.com, which surveys more than 700 regional gas outlets daily, said the area's average retail price was $3.41 a gallon, down about 10 cents from last week. The current price is 25.5 cents lower than a month ago and 28.6 cents lower than last year.
As consumers comb online sites such as Amazon, Newegg and eBay searching for the lowest price on a product they want, and as e-tailers battle to be the lowest, the race to the bargain basement can quickly eat away at margins for manufacturers. Folsom’s Quipt has created a cloud-based system that it says will allow manufacturers ward off price erosion.
Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.
Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports.
European stocks rebounded Tuesday after figures showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared. U.S. shares were poised to make further gains at the open too amid further signs that markets have found a surer footing.