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  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'

    What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'
    What airlines look on fondly as "ancillary revenue" hits you in the form of pesky -- and often outrageous -- fees and charges. A new report from the meticulous folks at IdeaWorks tells airline industry professionals what they need to know about...
  • KFC parent Yum launches Chick-fil-A chicken competitor Super Chix

    KFC parent Yum launches Chick-fil-A chicken competitor Super Chix
    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc. is readying to launch an assault on chicken chain Chick-fil-A. Quietly, Yum is opening a single-concept store in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday that will sell a curated collection of chicken sandwiches, tenders, fries,...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable try to make case for deal with FCC

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable try to make case for deal with FCC
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable told the government that their proposed marriage would "enhance consumer welfare and competition and deliver substantial public interest benefits." In a 175-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the two...
  • AwesomenessTV Hires Ex-Disney Stores President Jim Fielding

    DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV plans to extend its youth-skewing media brand, which centers on YouTube videos, to merchandise. AwesomenessTV has hired Jim Fielding, former president of Disney Stores Worldwide and most recently CEO of retail chain...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
  • Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing

    Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing
    Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley. The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...
  • Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts

    Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • Data compilers' secret scores have consumers pegged — fairly or not

    Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias. But most people remain in the dark about hundreds of other data-collection programs still being used to size up consumers...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices

    Bank of America to pay $772 million for illegal credit card practices
    WASHINGTON -- Bank of America Corp. has agreed to refund customers $727 million and pay $45 million in fines for illegal credit card practices, according to a settlement with federal regulators announced Wednesday. The refunds will go to as many as 2....