NUMBER 5 - NIKE TO MAKE SELF-TYING SHOES
Nike is planning to make self-tying shoes, similar to the ones seen in the film "Back to the Future 2." Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly, wore self-tying Nike Mags in the movie set in the year 2015. Back in 2011, Nike released limited edition Mags on eBay, but the shoes didn't have the lace-up technology.
NUMBER 4 - 1-800-FLOWERS FLUB
1-800-Flowers is in the dog house after the company botched Valentine's day deliveries. The flower company is still apologizing to folks whose flowers and candy didn't show up on time. Angry customers complained that the phone lines were jammed. On its Facebook page, the company said: "Due to the weather issues we experienced , wait times are longer than we would like."
NUMBER 3 - GENERIC DRUG COMPANIES FIGHT FDA PROPOSAL
Companies behind generic drugs are fighting a proposal requiring them to warn patients of all known health risks. The president of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association told the L.A. Times that the rule would raise health care costs and "create dangerous confusion" for doctors and patients. The FDA is trying to close a legal loophole that requires brand name drugs to warn consumers, but not the generic drugs.
NUMBER 2 - WINTER FREEZING THE ECONOMY?
The U.S. economy may be the next victim of severe winter weather. In the Federal Reserve's most recent report, factories' output and production decreased in January. The Fed says severe weather in certain U.S. regions is partly to blame. However, some economists believe the decrease was caused by underlying issues and not the weather.
NUMBER 1 - ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS OUT
George Zimmerman opens up about the night he killed Trayvon Martin, in a sit down interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. When asked if he could go back and do it again, Zimmerman told Cuomo he would have stayed home that night. When Cuomo followed up by saying if Zimmerman had stayed home, both men would still be alive, Zimmerman said, "Uh, that's a presumption I can't make. I don't know what would have happened, I could have gotten in a car accident when I left, you know?" He also added, that Trayvon "probably wouldn't have ended up attacking me." Zimmerman said he apologized to Martin's family during a 2012 bond hearing and would like to apologize again. But he maintains he acted in self-defense when he shot the Florida teenager during a confrontation.