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  • Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:23:56 GMT
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
  • Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:49:00 GMT
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
  • St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:27:46 GMT
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
  • Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

    Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:20:38 GMT
    It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats.
    It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats.
  • 'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:00:54 GMT
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
  • Does the 'BBQ Dragon' breathe fire?

    Does the 'BBQ Dragon' breathe fire?

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:25:49 GMT
    It's a burning question: gas or charcoal? A lot of barbequers choose gas grills because charcoal, even though it adds flavor, takes too much time. But consumer reporter Chris Chmura found a new product that might just accelerate charcoal barbeques.
    It's a burning question: gas or charcoal? A lot of barbequers choose gas grills because charcoal, even though it adds flavor, takes too much time. But consumer reporter Chris Chmura found a new product that might just accelerate charcoal barbeques.
  • Can you get your vitamin C in the shower?

    Can you get your vitamin C in the shower?

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:24:28 GMT
    Vitamin C is clinically proven to be good for your skin, but can you soak it in during a shower? Consumer reporter Chris Chmura puts the Aroma Sense showerhead to the test.
    Vitamin C is clinically proven to be good for your skin, but can you soak it in during a shower? Consumer reporter Chris Chmura puts the Aroma Sense showerhead to the test.
  • When working from home becomes an international incident

    When working from home becomes an international incident

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:27:02 GMT
    She wanted to work from home. And she wanted to make good money. But Susie soon found herself entangled in an elaborate international scam that is targeting innocent credit card holders, legitimate businesses, the U.S. Postal Service, and unwitting job seekers like her.
    She wanted to work from home. And she wanted to make good money. But Susie soon found herself entangled in an elaborate international scam that is targeting innocent credit card holders, legitimate businesses, the U.S. Postal Service, and unwitting job seekers like her.
  • A low-cost trap to get rid of bedbugs

    A low-cost trap to get rid of bedbugs

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:38:03 GMT
    They will definitely suck your blood, but they shouldn't drain your wallet. That’s the message from University of Florida insect researchers who have developed a bedbug trap that costs consumer less than $1 to build.
    They will definitely suck your blood, but they shouldn't drain your wallet. That’s the message from University of Florida insect researchers who have developed a bedbug trap that costs consumer less than $1 to build.
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  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

    US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:04:40 GMT
    U.S. stock futures pointed higher early Tuesday as more corporate earnings rolled in. Shares in the restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable company Comcast surged after they reported results that were better than...
    Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.
  • Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

    Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:04:38 GMT
    Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
    Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:40:36 GMT
    A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.
    As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
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