Craft beer brewers once cornered the market on Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers, but big beer brewers are learning how to score big with seasonal beers.
Elysian Brewing, 21st Amendment, New Belgium and Angry Orchard are fall beer and cider into the market, but winter beers are already appearing on shelves and taps.
Pickup trucks and SUVs get all the attention on game day, but modular hatchbacks and amenity-laden minivans are also pregame winners.
If you're not making or kegging beer, you're paying a huge premium for it.
The fast-food chain finished out September by giving away coffee for two straight weeks. That plan scarcely worked earlier this year and looks even weaker now.
Banks, credit-card companies, plus Apple and Google, are all promising safe payment products.
ApplePay and Google Wallet are a good start, but government-mandated chip-and-pin cards will be more widely embraced by consumers in about a year.
The NFL loses federal support of its rule taking home games off television when attendance drops, but big broadcast money and audiences may kill blackouts entirely.
The devices are expected to have an impact on revenue once manufacturers can overcome consumers' reluctance to actually buy the products.
Tech analysts says smartwatches, bracelets and glasses will boom over the next couple of years but warn that they will fade quickly if they don't find their niches.