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Consumers Douse The Kindle Fire

Initially billed the first true rival to the i Pad, the Kindle Fire sales now seem to have burnt out. According to the latest data, Fire shipments dropped from 4.8 million to less than 750,00 last quarter. The thrill is gone, the hype is over, the shine has worn off. The consumer has spoken. From a 16.8% share of the market to 4% share is just flat out ugly.

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Source: ozgurmulazimoglu via flickr
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New Invention Reduces Flies At Your Favorite Restaurant

Nothing ruins a good meal more than flies.   While there's not much that can be done about a fly-ridden picnic or outdoor barbecue, a new invention hopes to eradicate the pesky flies from your next restaurant visit.

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Source:  jcpenney.com media
Source: jcpenney.com media
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JCPenney’s Morale Problem

Earlier this year, JCPenney rolled out their new look and approach to retail sales - with a reduced emphasis on "sales" and "clearance" and more of an up-scale feel to their operations.  It was a direct effort to combat sluggish sales across the board in their stores.

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Source: Pasa47 via flickr
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McDonalds Introduces Pretzel-Burger In Germany

I've had pretzel chips - I've even eaten a Pretzel Salad!  But a "pretzel bun"?

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Source: Alice D via flickr
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Organic Food Industry Poised For Growth

If you've noticed that the organic food section of your local supermarket is getting larger with every visit - this news should come as no surprise to you:  Sales of organic food products in the U

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Source: foodnut via flickr
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Appetite For Kids Meals Wanes

The love/hate relationship that Americans have with fast food kids meals seems to be taking another turn.
Long portrayed as a key contributor to childhood obesity, fast-food kids meals may be losing their appeal to youngsters — and, more importantly, their parents

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Source:  kashi.com media kit
Source: kashi.com media kit
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Kashi Cereal At The Center Of Natural-Foods Boycott

Just how "natural" is "natural"?  The Kellogg-company is about to find out with  their Kashi-brands of cereal.
Kellogg's is facing anger on social media sites because of complaints that its popular Kashi brand of cold cereals doesn't live up to the company's "natural" billing on advertisements and box covers

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Source: diaper via flickr
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Olive Garden Serves 10 Year Old Rum By Accident

You might want to double-check that "kiddie cocktail";  A 10-year old Indianapolis boy was hospitalized over the weekend after being served rum in his drink at an Olive Garden.
According to police, the boy had ordered a non-alcoholic wildberry frullato daiquiri for children but the waitress mistakenly brought back a drink that had rum in it

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Source: Ron Dauphin via flickr
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Walmart Reels From Bribery Charges

While Walmart continues to deal the charges that it attempted to halt an inquiry into bribery charges in relations to it's Mexican operations, Wall Street showed that it has it's own concerns with the mega-retailer

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Source: Domirel via flickr
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The Rising Costs Of Cable Television

I'm not quite sure when - but sometime in our lifetime, cable television overtook broadcast TV as the default way that American's receive their video entertainment.  Roof-top antennas?  Gone.  Coaxial cable?  Hello!

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Source: Getty images
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Majority Of Hybrid Owners Wouldn’t Buy Again

The Obama administration might have a problem on their hands if they're counting on the money they've spent on hybrids turning into satisfied American customers;  Two-thirds of current hybrid owners say that they would never buy another

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Source: 621-AOK via flickr
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Jack Tramiel – Father Of The Commodore 64 – Dies

His name might not be as recognizable as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, but Jack Tramiel's contributions to the computer age should not be second-guessed.
Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and crucial figure in the early history of personal computing, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, his family confirms

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