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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:07
Super Bowl apps are springing up all over the internet and App Store in time for the Feb. 2 contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.There are apps aplenty to test your trivia talents, and a bunch that suggest tailgate treats. There are some less obvious apps, too, like one that is counting down by the second until kickoff, and another that helps you find parties at the historic game.
10 super apps for the Super Bowl
WASHINGTON Young Americans from low-income families are as likely to move into the ranks of the affluent today as those born in the 1970s, according to a report by several top academic experts on inequality.The study, published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, runs counter to the widespread belief that a widening gap between rich and poor has made it harder to climb the economic ladder.
Climbing income ladder hasn't grown harder
Target will close its Chandler store at the close of business on February 1.The store, located at 2150 N. Arizona Avenue, opened in 1986 and is being closed after a review of its financial performance and potential.
Target to close Chandler store
NEW YORK Is Yellow ready for its close-up?M&M's will feature its yellow peanut M&M "spokescandy" in its Super Bowl ad this year. The Mars Inc. brand has released a pre-Super Bowl teaser ad online that shows the character dancing in a headband before being shot by a tranquilizer dart and dragged off camera.
M&M's teaser ad part of Super Bowl trend
Illumin8 Outdoor Media, a Scottsdale company that provides LED signage products, and MK Solutions Group, a technology solutions provider for sports and entertainment venues, have formed a strategic alliance to sell Illumin8's products to venues nationwide.Under the terms of the partnership, Illumin8 founder Jeff Kunowski will become vice president of sales and marketing at MK Solutions Group.
Illumin8 forms alliance to sell products nationwide
NEW YORK McDonald's eked out a higher profit for its fourth quarter, even as a slowdown in customer traffic dragged down a key sales figure.The world's biggest hamburger chain says global sales slipped 0.1 percent at established locations. In the U.S., where it recently revamped its Dollar Menu, the figure fell 1.4 percent.
McDonald's profit up despite fewer customers
The parent of United Airlines says fourth-quarter net income totaled $140 million as more passengers flew, and paid more for their tickets. The airline's fuel bill also shrank.
United Airlines has 4Q profit of $140 million
DALLAS Southwest Airlines is making more money thanks to a lower fuel bill and higher average fares.The company said Thursday that fourth-quarter net income was $212 million, up from $78 million a year earlier.
Southwest's 4Q profit rises on lower fuel spending
AMSTERDAM -- Asian stocks sank Thursday after a weak report on Chinese manufacturing, while European markets were mixed after an upbeat economic report there led to a surge in the value of the euro.Investors were rattled early in the day by the results of HSBC's preliminary survey of Chinese factory purchasing managers in January. The report came days after data showed China's economy slowed in the final quarter of 2013.
World stocks hurt by Chinese manufacturing drop
TOKYO -- Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year.That would mark a milestone as no automaker has ever topped annual worldwide sales of 10 million.
Toyota world's top selling car maker for 2nd year
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