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Record-breaking: Over four million iPhone 6’s sold

Apple Inc. sold over four million iPhone 6 devices within the first 24 hours of the preorder period — a figure the company is calling a record order.

Rich get richer

• Harvard received its largest donation in the school’s 378-year history. $350 million was donated to the university’s School of Public Health from alumnus...

Google will join Amazon in obtaining drone permit

It's canvas and paper bags for California as state passes law banning plastic bags.

Facebook gives more attention to click bait

• Facebook is changing its newsfeed algorithm in an effort to cut down on the amount of “click bait,” seen in user feeds. Click...

Taco Bell gives McDonalds a stomach ache

• Since Taco Bell introduced the “waffle taco” and the subsequent line of breakfast options, McDonald’s has been nervous. The fast food giant, with...

Chipotle price hikes, beef with fans

What do gas, oil and Chipotle have in common? All of these will see price increases coming this summer.

Google reaches outerspace

• Google has been expanding into the sky, agreeing to buy Titan Aerospace, a small company specializing in the production of high-altitude drones. The...

Letterman leaving after 30 years

Yahoo may be close to airing their own original comedy series, but there's nothing funny about the recent announcement that talk-show titan David Letterman is retiring.

Twitter plans music strategy

• Regulators are demanding changes in the agriculture industry. The Obama administration called for regulatory agencies to increase limitations on methane emissions. The agriculture...

Janet Yellen: high spirits, low rates

The new Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen promises to keep interest rates low, and 'Divergent' makes waves at the box office.

Amazon prices raise concern

•Amazon.com is raising the price of its two-day shipping membership, Amazon Prime, from $79 a year to $99 as a result of rising shipping...

‘12 Years a Slave’ wins Oscar for best picture

•  “12 Years a Slave” took home this year’s Oscar for Best Motion Picture. The historical, true story beat out “Gravity,” which had already...

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