Features By Melissa Kaplan



LA's Pinkberry to close its first store

L.A. has a thing for frozen yogurt, and Pinkberry has made the trend notably more visible since the chain opened in 2005. L.A. also has a thing for...
Posted In: L.A., Pinkberry

Microsoft pulls risqué Kin ad

Microsoft was a little too exuberant in its attempt to relate to youth culture when it debuted its new ad for the Kin social networking mobile...
Posted In: Microsoft

Library of Congress to archive your tweets

The Library Of Congress isn't lauded as the keeper of tech trends or pop culture, but the knowledge trove says it will archive the collected works...

Last U.S. sardine cannery closing its doors

New restrictions on herring fishing are forcing the former Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, Maine, owned by Bumble Bee Foods and the last...
Posted In: sardines

Forbes lists 15 wealthiest fictional characters

In case you ever wondered how the fortunes of Beverly Hillbilly Jed Clampett sized up to Batman's, Forbes has done the ground work with "The Forbes...
Posted In: Forbes

Twitter rolls out test advertising program

Twitter is going the way of Google AdSense and elevating the status of certain tweets sent from advertisers when users do a search. Twitter users...

Schumer moves to stop carry-on fees

Spirit Airlines' latest $45 fee for carry-on luggage was the final straw for New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer, who put his foot down and...
Posted In: Travel

Happy 80th birthday, Twinkie!

If you need a good excuse to indulge today (beyond the fact that it's the weekend), maybe you'll want to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Twinkie...

Mortgage rates spike, mortgage refis slump

U.S. mortgage rates rose last week while applications for refinancing slumped, with home buyers running up close against the deadline for an $8,000...

Greece, IMF exploring ways to expedite debt reform

Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou met with inspectors from the International Monetary Fund today at the start of a two-week inspection...


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