<![CDATA[NBC New York - Business News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/business http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:00:35 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:00:35 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/072309+Whitney+Houston+HMV.jpg
Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B ]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453267659.jpg
Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The Associated Press reported. The firm said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year's Cyber...

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<![CDATA[Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
In the seven years since its creation, Twitter has been used to spark revolutions, allow fans to chat with celebrities and spread news from the farthest corners of the world. But can it make money? The...

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<![CDATA[Airlines Trim Seats to Trim Costs]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Airplane+Seats.jpg
U.S. airlines are removing bulky seats and replacing them with streamlined models that allow room for another row.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoppers Surprised by Money Hidden in Grocery Items]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_mysterymoney0925_test_mezzn.jpg
Shoppers in the Salem, Oregon area have been finding $100 bills tucked away in grocery items throughout town. So far, around $2,000 worth of the mystery money has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews]]> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/yelp+1.jpg
Good news for fans of reviews as officials look to remove fake online postings. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips on Tipping: Why It's Still Needed]]> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic_wallet_resize.jpg
Tipping is seen by some critics as being outdated. But those who benefit from tips aren't willing to give it up. Chris Clackum reports.

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<![CDATA[Teen Sews Collars, Leashes to Buy Dog]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:48:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_teenbizwhiz0816_700x394__720290.jpg
Five years ago a Beaverton, Oregon girl's parents told her she would have to earn her own money if she wanted a dog. Now she has a thriving business.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona...]]>
<![CDATA[Deaf Duo Sues Bow Tie Cinemas]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:25:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/bowtielawsuitstill073113.jpg
Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim federal law entitles them to closed captioning devices]]>
<![CDATA[New Electric BMW to Compete With Tesla]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000004122354_722x406_39189059540.jpg
The electric car movement is growing. Teslas are selling like crazy, and Nissan Leafs are still, well, selling. Into the mix: A new BMW, the i3, coming this spring. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gay Bars Boycott Russian Vodka]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:36:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000003744398_722x406_38680643604.jpg
The move is a response to the Russian Government's handling of gay rights issues]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Company Helps Fight Crime With Security Cameras]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:43:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0722-dropcam.jpg
Bay Area residents turn to security cameras to combat property crimes. Stephanie Chuang reports.

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<![CDATA[Sandy-Flooded Used Cars for Sale]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:29:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003227391_722x406_38160451616.jpg
Flood-damaged cars, could you spot one? There are literally hundreds of thousands of them on the road right now, according to a new report. News4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw warns...]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Early to Save on Back to School Supplies]]> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_backtoschool0722_700x394.jpg
One expert says you can save as much as $170 on back to school supplies by shopping in July versus August. It also pays to check online sales.]]>
<![CDATA[High Temps Mean Less Cow Milk]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:52:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cows+in+Stalls.jpg
Dairy farmers are doing what they can to keep their cows refreshed and happy despite the ongoing heatwave. The recent heat and humidity in the Northeast could affect milk production if cows are not kept cool.

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<![CDATA[Late Summer Deals]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:47:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_summerdeals0719_test_mezzn.jpg
Hot temperatures mean cool deals for travelers. Prices at typically hot vacation destinations are expected to drop dramatically in August.]]>
<![CDATA[Airlines Offers Swanky Airport Shuttle Service]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:48:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_mercedesairport0717_test_mezzn.jpg
United Airlines introduced a service at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport that shuttles "elite" passengers using Mercedes vehicles between connecting flights.]]>
<![CDATA[Facial Recognition for Dogs: App Helps Reunite Pets with Owners]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/7-16-2013-dog-facial-recognition.jpg
A new app called "Finding Rover" uses facial recognition technology to help dog owners find their lost pet. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[How to Cut Down on Air Conditioning Costs]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:21:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/air+conditioner+savings.jpg
Running the air conditioner constantly will likely take a toll on your wallet. Con Edison has some tips on how to save a little money during the heat wave. Gus Rosendale reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:58:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg
Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy]]>
<![CDATA[Grumpiness Leads to Productivity, Study Finds]]> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Grumpy.jpg
Grumpiness can lead to productivity, a new study's findings suggest. A recent study published in the Academy of Management Journal found that creativity improves when people experience negative emotions at...

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<![CDATA[Executive Being Held at Chinese Factory]]> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:50:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/china_guy.jpg
A medical supply company executive from Coral Springs endured a fifth day of captivity by Chinese workers at his Beijing factory amid allegations of unpaid wages. Chip Starnes, of Specialty Medical...]]>