It seems with the new newsfeed sort option, you can select either "Highlighted Stores" or "Most Recent." The default option to me seems like it should be "Most Recent" but every morning I have to reset it back to "Most Recent." Hope this helps some of you if you haven't already figured this out.
Ok, my MOST RECENT news feed is showing, "12 minutes ago, about an hour ago, about an hour ago, about an hour ago, 2 hours ago." I have 1,220 friends. Do you really think I've only had 5 updates in 2 hours? GIVE ME A BREAK! Changing to a specific friend list doesn't help. Clicking News Feed several times seems to effect the list, but it never has as many updates as it should.