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  • Worst Things to Buy at Walmart
    Worst Things to Buy at Walmart

    Walmart is known for saving shoppers money -- often lots of money. You name it, and Walmart probably stocks it. We compared regular (non-sale) prices at two Walmart stores with several of its competitors' regular prices. After also taking into account price-comparison research conducted by Web sites that specialize in finding deals, we identified 11 types of items that are generally cheaper at retailers other than Walmart.

  • Sears refutes store-closing report

    Sears Holdings Corp. discredited a report Thursday that says it will be shuttering 116 Sears and Kmart stores, resulting in the layoffs of more than 6,000 workers. Seeking Alpha, a crowd-sourced financial ...

  • Saudi Arabia warns women not to join protest against ban on driving

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public. The announcement comes ahead of the anniversary on Oct. 26 of a demonstration last year in which dozens of Saudi women said they had taken to the road in protest at the ban on female drivers, leading to some arrests. ...

  • Tennis legend King calls equal prize money row 'really sad'
    Tennis legend King calls equal prize money row 'really sad'

    Tennis legend Billie Jean King slammed opposition to equal Grand Slam prize money for men and women as "really sad" Thursday and called for more men to follow Andy Murray's lead by hiring a female coach. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) founder also said men's tennis should emulate the women's game by ditching its ban on mid-match coaching, one of its key features. King was speaking at the WTA Finals in Singapore, where the maximum prize money of $2.19 million is more than she earned in a career which included eight Open-era Grand Slam wins.

  • Oldest High-Altitude Human Settlement Discovered in Andes
    Oldest High-Altitude Human Settlement Discovered in Andes

    The oldest-known evidence of humans living at extremely high altitudes has been unearthed in the Peruvian Andes, archaeologists say. The sites — a rock shelter with traces of Ice Age campfires and rock art, and an open-air workshop with stone tools and fragments — are located nearly 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level and were occupied roughly 12,000 years ago. "Either they genetically adapted really, really fast — within 2,000 years — to be able to settle this area, or genetic adaptation isn't necessary at all," said lead study author Kurt Rademaker, who was a University of Maine visiting assistant professor in anthropology when he conducted the study. At that time, Rademaker and his colleagues were studying a 13,000-year-old Paleoindian fishing settlement on the coast of Peru called Quebrada Jaguay.

  • Honda executives take pay cut after fifth Fit hybrid recall

    By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday its president and 12 other executives would take an unprecedented, quality-related pay cut after the Japanese automaker announced the fifth recall in a year of its new Fit hybrid model. The recall, which covers 425,825 Fit hybrid vehicles and other models in Japan, comes as Honda is facing lawsuits due to accidents involving airbags supplied by Takata Corp . The airbags have been linked to four deaths - all on Hondas - and have triggered a multi-million vehicle recall by many automakers worldwide. ...

  • Amazon Down 10%: The real reason why and how to trade it
    Amazon Down 10%: The real reason why and how to trade it

    Have investors finally had enough of Amazon losing money? If the reaction to yesterday's earnings are any indication the answer is yes!

  • Pat Robertson calls gay rights activists 'terrorists'

    A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, the conservative televangelist called gay rights activists “terrorists."

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