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  • Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:35:45 GMT
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
  • 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.
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  • Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

    Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:52:34 GMT
    South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.
    South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police after two months on the run.
  • UK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak

    UK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:52:22 GMT
    Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008 global banking crisis.
    Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused a deep recession, official figures showed Friday.
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:45:37 GMT
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...
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