Thursday, February 7, 2013
Karl Greenberg, February 7, 2013, 10:14 AM
  • Netflix Won't Miss Saturday Mail DeliveryThe [New London, Conn.] Day

    The U.S. Postal Service's planned shift to five days of home delivery a week instead of six may even make Netflix Inc. slightly more profitable by lowering the costs for sending out its familiar red envelopes with DVDs. That's because subscribers may be able to watch fewer DVDs for the same monthly price. Read the whole story...

  • Super Bowl 48 Will Keep Halftime ShowNYSportsJournalism.com

    Despite reports to the contrary, the NFL said that it already is making plans for the pre-game and halftime shows to be held outdoors during Super Bowl XLVIII, which will snub its nose at the elements when it is played in the open-air MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2, 2014. Read the whole story...

  • Shaq Endorses Blue04 Water AllianceNYSportsJournalism.com

    The role of Shaquille O'Neal will be very "hands-on" in the growth and marketing of Blue04 oxygenated-enhanced water, according to the company, which would put the former 15-time NBA all-star at the center of attention. Read the whole story...

  • Ford Quadruples Electric Vehicle DealersDetroit News

    Ford Motor Co. is plugging in plans to boost the number of dealers who can sell plug-in electric cars. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker plans to have 900 certified dealers by this spring, up from the 200 by year-end 2012. The dealers, about a third of all U.S. Ford stores, will have trained sales and service staff, and at least two on-site charging stations. Read the whole story...

  • Kroger Gets Slice Of Artisanal CheeseSupermarket News

    National supermarket chain Kroger Co. has been working to expand beyond the kind of cheese-stuff one thinks of when supermarkets come to mind: yellow matter in cellophane. They company has been working with artisanal cheese maker Murray's Cheese of New York to get real. As of the end of 2012, Kroger had full-service Murray's cheese shops within 67 of its own stores across the country. Read the whole story...

  • Hyundai, 'Consumer Reports' Enter ... The Twilight ZoneChicago Tribune

    You know how kicking embers to put out a fire isn't always a good idea? Apparently, Hyundai Motor America may have scattered a few into the pine needles. It seems the automaker emailed some good news to dampen claims that it overstated the mileage numbers for some vehicles. The chart cited Consumer Reports data that Hyundai's revised fuel efficiency claims were more in line with EPA combined fuel estimates than all but three of the 15 auto companies listed. But there's a slight malfunction: "The analysis of our data presented here was not done by us," said C. Matt Fields, senior communications counsel for Consumer Reports. Said CR spokesperson Doug Love, "I don't know where Hyundai got this information." Read the whole story...

  • McDonald's Mulling Silverware In OzThe Consumerist

    tYou go to a McDonald's (in Australia) and sit down to tablecloth adorned tables and real cutlery? The company has been given the corporate nod to try it for five weeks: plates, real cutlery and table service. Well, it's not the whole country, but a McD's (Macca's) a suburb south of Sydney, and had to get approval from Chicago headquarters. At the helm of the venture is the couple that owns the location, who say they came up with this plan while serving the man's parents and mother-in-law meals with real silverware when they'd drop by. When other customers were interested in getting the same treatment the idea was born. Read the whole story...