Facebook Users Will Be Forced To Use Timeline Profile Feature Come Fall 2012

When Facebook first launched its new Timeline feature, allowing users to migrate from the traditional Facebook layout to a more dynamic view of their lives via the social networking site, there was a bit of outrage and confusion. Now, according to Techcrunch, Facebook will be forcing those who have yet to adopt the new layout to accept the Timeline, as the original Facebook layout is being eliminated.

UK Murder Rates Drop to 30-Year Low, But Why?

According to the latest figures released Thursday, the murder rate in the UK fell by 14 percent year-on-year to 550 homicides in 2011-12; the lowest it's been since 1983. Violent crime in England and Wales also fell by 7 percent, while robberies declined by 2 percent. Overall crime rates against adults remained at the same as they have been for the last three years.

Lobster Prices In Maine Hit 30-Year Low, Crushing Lobstermen

If you're a big fan of boiling expensive crustaceans, you're in luck. Lobster prices have hit a 30-year low in some areas of Maine, as unusually warm temperatures have increased the number of the glorified crabs available. Retail prices may soon follow, but don't expect them to match the 70 percent drop at the docks.

US Initial Jobless Claims Fall to 350,000, A 4-Year Low

The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits last week had its biggest decline in four years, the Labor Department said Thursday, but one-time factors such as fewer auto-sector layoffs than normal plus the July 4 holiday likely caused the sharp decline.

Apple iPhone 5 Expectations Could Cause A Pause In Purchase Of iPhones Prior To Fall Release, Says Analyst

The next generation Apple iPhone, unofficially dubbed the iPhone 5, has already created much hype around the tech world months before its expected release. But according to Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, high expectations related to iPhone 5 among Apple fans all around the world could cause a larger-than-expected pause in buying iPhones ahead of the device's release later this year.

JC Penney Shares Plunge After President Departs

Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) plunged mid-Tuesday by 10.15 percent, or $2.47, to $21.86 in the wake of president Michael Francis' departure, as the department store struggles to change its discount model and increase revenue.

Gold Prices Fall, Ending Six-Day Rally

The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by more than 2 percent on Thursday, ending six days of consecutive price increases so far this month.

Facebook Shares Gain From Record Lows

Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, rose about 1.3 from their record low Tuesday close on indications Nasdaq may detail a deal to compensate small investors.

Fall In Rupee Won't Hurt India's Ratings: Moody's

Global rating agency Moody's on Monday said that the steep depreciation of rupee against a dollar will not affect India's sovereign ratings negatively. However, it added that private sector companies with huge overseas debts will be hurt by the slip in the value of the rupee.


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Samsung Shares Fall Further On Apple-Elpida Alliance Fears

Shares in South Korea's Samsung Electronics extended their heavy slide on Thursday, on speculation that arch rival Apple Inc is looking to cut its reliance on Samsung memory chips and turn increasingly to Japanese chipmaker Elpida.
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J.C. Penney Stock Suffers Worst Drop Ever, 20%

J.C. Penney Co Inc shares plunged nearly 20 percent on Wednesday, their worst decline ever, wiping away $1.43 billion in market value a day after the retailer shocked Wall Street with a much worse-than-expected drop in sales and by scrapping its dividend.
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NBC?s Fall 2012 Lineup: 11 New Shows Added, What To Watch

It was a rough year for NBC, with the network cancelling a whopping nine shows in 2012. NBC viewers have lost Are You There, Chelsea? Awake, Bent, Chuck, Free Agents, Harry's Law, The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, and The Firm. While the network has dropped some fan favorites, their lineup for fall 2012 looks pretty promising.

Fall 2012 TV Show Preview: 5 New Shows To Hit The CW

It's that time of the year when you wait to see if your favorite show has been axed by its network. On Monday, CW viewers learned that H8R, One Tree Hill, Remodeled, Ringer and The Secret Circle were all cancelled. If your favorite show wasn't one of the ones that beat the cut, fear not, because the CW has added five killer new shows (with some familiar faces) to their Fall 2012 lineup.