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Pop Culture Drinks Surge in Popularity

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Like a particularly enjoyable form of Inception, you can now drink your Game of Thrones beer while you watch…Game of Thrones. Or, sip on 50 Shades of Grey wine while you read the book (or watch the movie trailer, for that matter), Read More

These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your mother may have encouraged you to be yourself, but the advice has never meant quite as much as it does day. A growing number of apps now promise users real-life rewards on the basis of their virtual profiles. Launched earlier this Read More

Twitter Has Growing Influence on Movie-Going Habits

iStock Editorial/ Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twitter is putting more butts in movie seats. Although attendance at the movies is not as robust as in recent summers, a new Nielsen survey suggests that if Hollywood wants to boost sales, it should latch on to the growing Read More

Guess Which Men Do Better in Business Negotiations

iStock/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) — Men, do you really want to be the owner of a wide face? Before you answer, researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Business Administration say guys with wider faces have an advantage when it Read More

American Airlines Reports Record Quarterly Profit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FORTH WORTH, Texas) — American Airlines reported record quarterly earnings Thursday, detailing a net profit of $1.5 billion — a record for any quarter in company history, according to airline representatives. The American Airlines Read More

Walmart US Names Greg Foran Next President, CEO

Walmart(NEW YORK) — Retail giant Walmart announced a new president and chief executive officer for U.S. operations Thursday, naming Greg Foran as the successor to Bill Simon. Simon, who has held the role since June 2010, is expected to “transition” out Read More