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12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

AIG Getting $5.4 Billion For Sale Of Aircraft Leasing Unit

The insurer that once needed a $180 billion bailout from Uncle Sam to stay afloat — American International Group, better known as AIG — is pocketing another $5.4 billion, the company announced Monday morning. The source of the funds this time around: the sale of its aircraft leasing unit, …

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Economists: No Fed taper this week, but soon

Most economists surveyed say the Fed will maintain stimulus this week, but trim by January.<p>The Federal Reserve is likely to keep the economy on a full dose of stimulus after this week's meeting but begin dialing it down by next month, say most economists surveyed by USA TODAY.<p>That would mark the …

Apple, Google Caught Charging 'Scandalous' Ten Times+ Mark-ups For Tablet Hard Disks: Is This Good Business?

iPad Air (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)<p>Flash memory has now become the norm for hard disk drives in tablets and laptops. Manufactured in East Asia, it is a globally traded commodity much like oil or copper. The East Asian ex-factory price for a standard 16-gigabyte unit recently was less than $10. …

Android Fragmentation: Samsung Is Dominant But Will That Always Be The Case?

Fiksu recently measured over 4,700 different types of Android and iOS devices that use its Software Developers Kit (SDK). It then analyzed one of the Apps to develop the following charts to visualize what the Android and iOS landscapes look like which is very similar to one that I included in an …

Shell Way Ahead of the Crowd

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- From <b>Exxon Mobil's</b> (XOM) venture into the semi-autonomous region of Iraq to <b>Chevron's</b> (CVX) ambitious Gorgon liquified natural …

Natural Gas

Lender forgave payments to avert Mozilo PR crisis, borrower insists

Daniel A. Bailey Jr. isn't your average homeowner. He hasn't paid his mortgage in more than five years, and has no plans to start now.<p>His stance stems from a bizarre incident that thrust Bailey into the news in 2008, when he suddenly became a public relations liability for embattled home lender …

Finance

Qualcomm Vs. Microsoft: Take Second Prize Or Hold Out For First Prize?

The announcement that Steve Mollenkopf has been elected CEO of Qualcomm takes him off the short-list of candidates for Microsoft CEO. Or does it? What would you do if you were Mollenkopf? Qualcomm’s board? Microsoft’s board?<p>In this particular case, Mollenkopf has been at Qualcomm for twenty years, …

Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day

An analysis of retail pricing habits run by price intelligence firm Profitero revealed a pretty staggering statistic: Amazon changes its prices more than 2.5 million times a day. By comparison, Walmart and Best Buy changed their prices roughly 50,000 times each in the entire month of …

Shopping

Meet the Robot Mule Google Is Now Making for the Marines

Yesterday Google announced, via the New York Times, that it had bought Boston Dynamics, a robotics company that specializes in amazing machines that …

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …