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Top 50 Time-Wasters in a Brit's Modern Life

Top 50 Time-Wasters in a Brit's Modern Life

Cold callers, self-service checkouts and hand-wash only clothes are among life's biggest wastes of time, according to a new survey.

H&M Sales Disappoint as More Customers Shop Online

H&M Sales Disappoint as More Customers Shop Online

Mar 30
Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its first quarter sales disappointed, causing a plunge in the company's share price, as customers increasingly shop online.

Coming Soon to McDonald's: Fresh Beef

Coming Soon to McDonald's: Fresh Beef

By Joseph Pisani | Mar 30
The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations.

Homeowners at San Francisco Sinking High Rise Sue Developer

Homeowners at San Francisco Sinking High Rise Sue Developer

By Kristin J. Bender | Mar 30
A homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown San Francisco high-rise sued the developers on Wednesday for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate.

No More Tears: Restaurant Gets Praise, Scorn for Ban on Kids

No More Tears: Restaurant Gets Praise, Scorn for Ban on Kids

Mar 30
A North Carolina restaurant's ban on children 5 and younger is drawing both praise and criticism.

Selling Water: Cope, Pepsi Look to Make Water Rain Money

Selling Water: Cope, Pepsi Look to Make Water Rain Money

By Candice Choi | Mar 29
As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like "reverse osmosis" to sell people on expanding variations of what comes out of the tap.