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Why it's better to be a tourist than a traveler

Tourists are believed to be culturally insensitive, unwilling to step out of their comfort zones, and always traveling in packs. Travelers, on the other hand, are lauded for their adventurous and independent spirit, their insatiable curiosity, and their ability to immerse themselves culturally.<p>In …

Middle East
Middle East

Warby Parker could be next $1 billion company

Warby Parker, the affordable and socially conscious eyewear firm, could be worth as much as $1.2 billion.<p>That is, if the New York-based company accepts a new funding deal.<p>According to Sam Hamadeh, CEO at financial research and analyst firm PrivCo, two late-stage pre-IPO investors are "offering …


Snuggie maker pays $8 million to settle fraud charges

Did that infomercial sound too good to be true? If it was about a Snuggie, it may very well have been.<p>The seller of the Snuggie blanket and other as-seen-on-TV products, like the Perfect Brownie Pan and the Perfect Bacon Bowl, is paying $8 million to settle claims by New York's Attorney General …

Fiat Chrysler

Dunkin' Donuts drops controversial whitening agent

There's good news for Munchkin lovers out there.<p>Dunkin' Donuts said Thursday it has agreed to remove titanium dioxide, a whitening agent used in toothpaste and other consumer items.<p>The decision to pull the ingredient comes after mounting pressure from an advocacy group called “As You Sow,” that …

Friends Furever: Google's subtle dig at Apple goes viral

TV advertising that goes viral on YouTube — reinforcing a brand, for free, again and again — is the best kind.<p>By that measure, “Friends Furever” …

Android Phones

Wall Street CEO turns down $2.2 million bonus he didn't deserve

The headline was Wall Street’s version of “Man bites dog.”<p>Richard Handler, one of the top executives on Wall Street and head of investment bank …

Wall Street