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Walmart sorry for 'fat girl' costumes

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:18
Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website.
Categories: National News

Taco Bell's new app to deliver fast food faster

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:15
Taco Bell is the latest company to jump into the app craze.

Wi-Fi hot spot named after terror group delays flight

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:14
A transatlantic American Airlines flight was delayed Sunday after a passenger noticed a portable Wi-Fi connection named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork."
Categories: National News

Berkeley students want no Maher

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:10
TV host Bill Maher started his career as a standup comedian. But students at the University of California, Berkeley aren't laughing at his latest antics; they're petitioning to have him removed as their 2014 fall commencement speaker.
Categories: National News

LeBron tickets soar to $800

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:02
Ticket prices for LeBron James' homecoming game have jumped higher than even he can.

'Charlie Brown' Halloween is still hot TV

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:02
You're still a ratings success, Charlie Brown!

Step inside 'Dracula castle'

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:54
CNN's John Defterios explores Romania's property market and the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Categories: International News

Australia bans travel from Ebola zones

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:37
In the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks.
Categories: International News

Costco says employees 'deserve' Thanksgiving off

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:09
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Ebola: The making of a $1 billion drug

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:07
Ebola will soon spawn the next $1 billion drug.

Putting Your Vacation Home to Work for You

Lifestyles - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:02
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(NewsUSA) - If your vacation home has started to become more of a financial headache than a refuge, it might be time to consider renting out your property.

According to industry experts, an average vacation home can garner an owner an extra $30,000 of income per year.

"Renting out your vacation home can open up a significant stream of revenue," says Mary Lynn Clark, president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. "Understanding the business side, and all it entails, however, is a critical part of increasing your home's value without adding hassle."

Before listing your home for rent, it's important to decide whether you will handle the details yourself (think booking, reservations, marketing, maintenance and management) or hire a vacation rental firm.

While doing it all yourself may sound like a good idea (and the Internet has certainly made that a viable option with hundreds of rental listing sites), a recent study shows that owners spend an average of more than eight hours per week marketing and managing their vacation properties. This translates to a heavy time commitment that few people have.

Clark likens it to performing maintenance on your car.

"The average car owner doesn't change their own oil or replace their own brake pads," he said. "They leave it up to the professionals to do that. Why should it be any different for managing your vacation property?"

To take advantage of the added income, without having to invest a significant amount of time, professionally managed vacation rental companies provide the perfect balance. Typically, these firms assume responsibility for marketing and managing your property and taking care of any requests by the renters.

Professional management companies, such as Wyndham Vacation Rentals, can help keep your property occupied by using its vast network of resources and commitment to take care of guests' experiences.

Unlike other vacation rental companies, Wyndham offers a host of unique benefit programs along with dynamic pricing to get owners the most value possible. Most importantly, it offers a Vacation Rental Bill of Rights that assures guests that Wyndham will take care of their needs every step of the way.

To learn more, visit www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com.

Save up to 25% on a Tesla lease

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:51
You can now lease a Tesla for less - as much as 25% less.

Scott's Antarctica notebook found

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:30
A century-old photographer's notebook has been found in the ice at one of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition bases in Antarctica.
Categories: International News

School shooter lured victims to lunch

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:23
Witnesses say homecoming prince Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in a crowded lunchroom. Earlier, he sent a selfie posed with a gun to his ex-girlfriend. She died at the scene and another girl died late Sunday night.
Categories: National News

U.S. is 65th in world on gender pay gap

Business News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:19
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2,000-degree river of molten rock inches toward Hawaiian town

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:14
Residents of the community of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island can only watch as lava from Kilauea Volcano inches closer to their homes and businesses.
Categories: National News

'Hero' teacher confronted gunman

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:03
The teenage gunman who opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Washington state last week may have had more victims had it not been for the bold actions of a young teacher.
Categories: National News

U.S. teen's tragedy in the Amazon

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:03
Kyle Nolan, right, felt overshadowed by his brother and sister. He traveled to Peru in search of a psychedelic brew that his mother said he thought could help him "discover who he was." That trip ended in tragedy.
Categories: National News

Why Lady Liberty is hip

CNN - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:45
Happy birthday, Lady Liberty!
Categories: National News

Every 5 minutes a woman in India reports cruelty (usually by family)

CNN World - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:31
Every five minutes a woman in India is compelled to visit a police station and report a case of cruelty -- usually one committed by her own husband or family.
Categories: International News
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