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Venezuela Faces Beer Shortage as Country's Brewer Shuts Its Doors

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Beer is the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis after the country's largest brewer was forced to halt production late last week.Empresas Polar produces about 80 percent of the beer brewed in the country, as well as

Netflix Tests Reveal Movie Photos Influence What We Watch

Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Netflix users are showing how important a movie or television title's photo is when it comes to attracting viewers on the streaming website.The company said its research has shown that Netflix users are drawn to certain photos or artw

Customers Could File Class Action Lawsuits Against Banks Under New Rule

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. government watchdog consumer group is inviting public comment on a rule it proposed Thursday that would give consumers the right to file class action lawsuits against banks and other financial firms.The Consumer Finan

Little Change on Wall Street Due to Weak Data and Rising Oil

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed with little change Thursday thanks to weak economic data and less-than-average earnings weighing against a raise in oil prices.The Dow gained 9.45 (0.05 percent) to close at 17,660.71.The Nasdaq fell 8.55

Could Peloton Do For Fitness What Apple Did for Technology? YORK) -- John Foley, the co-founder and CEO of Peloton, launched the company in 2012 with a corporate mission to create a “world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."Foley founded

Elon Musk Gives Update on Tesla Model 3

Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) --  Once production is up and running, CEO Elon Musk anticipates Tesla will be able to produce 100,000 to 200,000 Model 3 cars in 2017.Tesla has hundreds of thousands of people waiting to get behind the wheel of its mass-market

No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Grows to $415 Million

Sean Gladwell/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There were no jackpot winners in Wednesday's $361.5 million Powerball drawing, the Texas Lottery Commission announced about 90 minutes after the winning numbers were called.Now, Saturday's jackpot will be $415

Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate 'Dark Money' Group Attacking Consumer Watchdog

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Some lawmakers are trying to find out who's paying so-called "dark money" for ads attacking the watchdog group Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).Protect America's Consumers, a political lobbying group, has s

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, Silicon Valley Female Leaders Urge Tech Firms to Me

Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women(SAN FRANCISCO) --  Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao and other female tech leaders have shared some do's and don'ts for companies to improve inclusion and diversity in their industry, includ

Takata Airbag Recall Will More Than Double in Size

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today will announce a major expansion of the Takata airbag recall, more than doubling the number already under recall, a source familiar with the planned expansion to

Crying Babies Mean Free Flights During JetBlue Flight

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Parents flying with small children have two main fears: One, that their child will misbehave during the flight, and two, that the other passengers will hate them for it.Just in time for Mother's Day, JetBlue has releas

Facebook Rewards 10-Year-Old Boy With $10,000 After Finding Instagram Bug

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  This is one precocious programmer.Facebook rewarded a 10-year-old Finnish boy with $10,000 after he discovered a bug that allowed him to delete other people's Instagram comments.Reports from teenagers are not uncommon,

Company Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Produ

iStock/Thinkstock(PASCO, Wash.) — CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington, has expanded a voluntary recall for some of its products, which included organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables because of the risk of Listeria, according to the company

Puma Unveils Runner Racing Robot

CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “Everyone runs faster when there's something to beat." That's the idea behind athletic company Puma's new Beat Bot -- a tiny, shoebox-sized rolling robot that's designed to do for runners what that