Miss America: TV loser, Twitter queen

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Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, was crowned Miss America Sunday night marking the third year in a row the winner has hailed from that state.


Miss America isn’t just being judged by a panel of experts, but also by TV ratings, hashtags and snarky tweets.

Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America Sunday night, and while the show’s television ratings weren’t the best, this year’s telecast absolutely blew up on Twitter.

Still, up against NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” the 88th annual beauty pageant only pulled in 6.7 million viewers, a broadcast low.

This was a 22% drop from last year.

But the show’s social performance, over 300,000 tweets and over 48 million Twitter impressions, according to Nielsen, is comparable to other “live event TV” hits.

SyFy’s “Sharknardo 2: The Second One” and NBC’s “The Sound

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Taco Bell owner opens Asian fast food joint

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Yum Brand’s new restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches.


If you’re not up for Mexican tonight, why not try some Vietnamese fare?

Yum Brands, the owner of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, is testing a new restaurant called the Banh Shop. The first location opened on Friday in Dallas, and a second is scheduled to open later this month at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

On the menu is a medley of Southeast Asian cuisine, including a number of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches. One sandwich piles chicken, red onion, scallions and noodles on top of a baguette, topped with a cucumber-cilantro aioli. The restaurant also serves Vietnamese-style chicken soup, as well as a “Drunken Noodles” bowl that features stir-fried rice noodles tossed with Thai basil and vegetables.

Related: KFC’s China sales plunge on

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Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber drivers protest in NYC streets  

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over the company’s low fares. Fans of the cheap uberX service might want to take notice.

The drivers already have one win against the company: After forcing its higher-end Black and SUV lines earlier this month to begin taking fares for the cheaper uberX line, drivers showed up at the Queens offices on September 8 in protest.

Uber reversed the policy just ahead of a planned strike Friday.

Related: Is Uber CEO ‘Darth Vader’?

Following a meeting that organizers say drew hundreds, the drivers staged a second protest Monday that drew much smaller numbers. But the angry drivers still sense they can win more concessions.

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CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

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Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.

A picture of a woman CoverGirl was using on social media sites for its “Get Your Game Face On” campaign was changed. In it, she’s wearing purple eyeshadow and fingernail polish in support of the Baltimore Ravens — and now she has a black eye.

The protesters are posting the jarring image to Twitter and Facebook while calling for the resignation of the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell and for others to boycott the league.

Related: Ray Rice likely to keep $25 million

Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL after a video surfaced last week of him punching his

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CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

covergirl game face


Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.

A picture of a woman CoverGirl was using on social media sites for its “Get Your Game Face On” campaign was changed. In it, she’s wearing purple eyeshadow and fingernail polish in support of the Baltimore Ravens — and now she has a black eye.

The protesters are posting the jarring image to Twitter and Facebook while calling for the resignation of the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell and for others to boycott the league.

Related: Ray Rice likely to keep $25 million

Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL after a video surfaced last week of him punching his

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Macy’s, Bloomingdales to offer same-day delivery

Macy's, Bloomingdales to offer same-day delivery
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Macy’s is getting on the instant-gratification bandwagon, saying it will begin providing same-day delivery very soon.

The online shopping feature, announced Monday, is getting rolled out this fall in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Houston, Seattle, D.C. and New Jersey — but not New York City.

Bloomingdales shoppers can expect the same service in a few of those cities as well.

Macy’s (M) is running the service through a company called Deliv, which has similar arrangements with Foot Locker (FL) and a few other retailers like Westfield Group (WFGPY) and General Growth Properties (GGP).

Related: Uber launches drug store delivery service

The department store also said shoppers nationwide can now pick

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Macy’s, Bloomingdales to offer same-day delivery

Macy's, Bloomingdales to offer same-day delivery
investing the buzz macys_00003506.jpg


Macy’s is getting on the instant-gratification bandwagon, saying it will begin providing same-day delivery very soon.

The online shopping feature, announced Monday, is getting rolled out this fall in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Houston, Seattle, D.C. and New Jersey — but not New York City.

Bloomingdales shoppers can expect the same service in a few of those cities as well.

Macy’s (M) is running the service through a company called Deliv, which has similar arrangements with Foot Locker (FL) and a few other retailers like Westfield Group (WFGPY) and General Growth Properties (GGP).

Related: Uber launches drug store delivery service

The department store also said shoppers nationwide can now pick

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‘Temporary’ dollar pullback if Fed stays dovish

The dollar should stay “pretty well supported into the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee meeting),” said Simon Grose-Hodge, head of investment advisory at LGT Bank in Singapore, “but I suspect the market is getting too bulled up about how hawkish the Fed will be. The dollar may end the week lower “to correct the overbought status,” Grose-Hodge added, though the medium-term trend is “solidly higher.”

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Specifically, dollar bulls will be paying close attention to whether the Fed removes the reference that rates will stay near zero for “a considerable time.” Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac, said there’s a “good chance” the pledge will be removed. “If maintained USD (U.S. dollar) would suffer at least a temporary pullback,” he said.

Even if the Fed does stick to script and disappoints the

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Alibaba is not the Amazon of China

Who is Jack Ma? 

Forget what you’ve read, Alibaba is NOT “the Amazon of China.”

The analogy has been used widely as Alibaba prepares for its IPO. But it is only partially accurate, and masks big differences in business models.

Sure, Alibaba (BABA) and Amazon both do business on the Internet. They both enable consumers to buy huge volumes of goods without stepping foot in a store. And both have a stranglehold on their home markets.

But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Unlike Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Alibaba does not own most of the items sold on its platforms, it does not maintain massive distribution centers, and it has only a fraction of the 132,000 employees on Amazon’s books.

“Amazon and

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