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Iran hacked a U.S. casino, U.S. intel director says

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:02 GMT // 0 Comments

However, the company thinks hackers broke into its casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and “certain company data may have been destroyed,” according to documents it filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Of all targets, why Adelson’s company? The businessman is a major donor to Republican politicians. He’s staunchly pro-Israel, the ultimate foe of the […]

Here Are The Secrets Of HP, Unilever And Other Highly Sustainable Companies

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:00 GMT // 0 Comments

As we all know, the climate is warming. In fact, it’s doing so about 10 times faster than it ever has in the past 65 million years, and it’s easy to point fingers when looking for the perpetrators. The good news is that we’re developing adaptive, inventive ways to mitigate climate change. And as it […]

FameBit users: They’re getting cash, free products, and YouTube-famous

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:05 GMT // 0 Comments

“We focus on the 90% that no one else focuses on,” said FameBit co-founder David Kierzkowski. (Another startup, MiTu, offers a similar service for Latino creators.) FameBit says 8,000 YouTube creators, with a combined audience of 300 million viewers, are using their service. Contreras, 22, runs a a channel called “Jelly and Day” with her […]

India looks for economic magic in new budget

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 03:59 GMT // 0 Comments

The ghost of 1991 In the Indian media, comparisons are being made with 1991, the year India launched a series of economic reforms that opened up its economy and reversed a dangerous balance of payments crisis. But if 1991 is the bar, the world may end up being disappointed — these reforms still have to […]

Identity theft tops list of consumer complaints

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 03:58 GMT // 0 Comments

The bad guys may call to say taxes are owed, getting the unknowing consumer to send them money. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights […]

Rick Perry: ‘Unemployment rate is a sham’

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 03:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: 3 things Rick Perry should know about income inequality – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All […]

Rick Perry: ‘Unemployment rate is a sham’

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 03:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: 3 things Rick Perry should know about income inequality – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All […]

Benmosche, controversial former AIG CEO, dies

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:37 GMT // 0 Comments

CNNMoney’s David Goldman contributed to this report Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile […]

Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:27 GMT // 0 Comments

One hedge fund titan who hasn’t been affected (yet) by marital strife is Citadel’s manager Ken Griffin, who is in the middle of one of the most public and nasty divorces in recent memory. Despite that, his company’s three big funds have continued to outperform the market. Related: How Ken Griffin made his fortune – […]

Stocks crushed records in February

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Beyond that, the black cloud of uncertainty surrounding Greece’s debt dilemma cleared this week once the European Union agreed to shore up Greece for a few more months. The drama certainly isn’t over, but we’ve seen similar workout deals before. In the U.S., Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke confidently about the economy’s progress before […]

Warren Buffett: How good is he?

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 01:42 GMT // 0 Comments

The reason that Berkshire decided to split its stock in the first place is because of one of its acquisitions. Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe in late 2009 with a a mix of cash and stock. Related: Warren Buffett endorses European bikers – So Buffett can (and should) give himself […]

Obama administration proposes a ban on assault rifle bullet

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 01:39 GMT // 0 Comments

“The Obama Administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said NRA director Chris Cox. AR-15 is the most popular firearm sold in America today. A semiautomatic weapon, it commonly known as an assault rifle, a […]

Bill O’Reilly likes a fight, and his ratings show it

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 01:24 GMT // 0 Comments

I look at the ratings for Fox, CNN and MSNBC every day. Even before Mother Jones began poking holes in O’Reilly’s reporting this time last week, O’Reilly was having a blockbuster month, sometimes drawing more than 600,000 viewers in the demo. (The 25- to 54-year-old demographic is the currency for buying and selling ads on […]

#TBT To The Great 1980s Llama Bubble

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 23:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Llamas are big on the Internet, especially Thursday, because two escaped in Arizona. –ASSOCIATED PRESS A similar boom-bust cycle is happening now with alpacas, which are being described, by someone who wants to sell you alpacas, obviously, as “the world’s finest livestock investment. … Unlike the stock market, alpacas are depreciable over five years.” What […]

One Overlooked Reason Walmart Gave Workers Raises

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 21:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Walmart recently announced that it would spend more than $1 billion this year to raise workers’ pay, improve the way their hours are scheduled and provide better training. The company framed this as something it was doing for its employees and in response to the improving job market. But there’s another, urgent reason that Walmart […]

Turns Out Americans Don’t Want Tiny Homes After All

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 20:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Hopefully you’re not living in a tiny house with a bathroom that doubles as a home office, as in this hilarious Portlandia sketch. Still, you probably wish your home were bigger. Rustic cottage in rural Quebec, Canada | Hemera Technologies via Getty Images More than 43 percent of respondents to a survey released Thursday by […]

Venmo Money, Venmo Problems

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 16:12 GMT // 0 Comments

The mobile-payment service is trendy, easy to use, and growing fast. But is it safe? Read the whole story at Slate venmo.com

Now You Can Finally Figure Out How Much Your Medical Bills Should Be

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:26 GMT // 0 Comments

This post was originally published by Kaiser Health News (KHN). Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit national health policy news service. Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy’s and getting the bill months after you leave the store, economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say.Knee replacement. Coloured X-ray of a total […]

Next Goal for Walmart Workers: More Hours

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:19 GMT // 0 Comments

For Anthony Rodriguez, every diaper for his 2-year-old son means less money to put food on the table, or to fill up his car at the gas station. Read the whole story at New York Times Vehicles sit in the parking lot outside a Wal-Mart store in East Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, […]

Condom maker surges after South Korea legalizes adultery

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:46 GMT // 0 Comments

It has been challenged three times since 1990, but the Constitutional Court has always upheld it. In 2008, the court struck down a complaint against the law, ruling the prohibition protected social harmony. Related: You’ll never believe these dating services

The world wastes $400 billion in food every year

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:41 GMT // 0 Comments

WRAP estimates that one-quarter of food waste in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. But this problem goes well beyond consumer carelessness. Veggies rot on the fields and food can become damaged during processing and distribution.

Europe’s gas power play against Russia coming to a head

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:37 GMT // 0 Comments

President Vladimir Putin has warned this week that Gazprom could turn off the taps again. A new dispute could have a knock-on effect on Europe. About a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia and 15% flows directly through Ukraine. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in […]

Apple to host ‘special’ event on March 9

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: The Apple Watch will flop. Here’s why Related: Apple said to be redesigning stores

The single best stock to own today

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Further, I can’t think of anyone I would trust more than Warren Buffett and his team of stock pickers to invest my money wisely. It’s hard to argue with Berkshire’s track record, especially during bad times. Over the past 50 years, the S&P 500 has finished in the red 11 times, and Berkshire beat the […]

10 Companies That Aren’t Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:14 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s been six years since Congress raised the federal minimum wage, which stands at a paltry $7.25. Some companies aren’t waiting around any longer. A week after Walmart said it would bump its roughly 500,000 lowest-paid employees up to $9 per hour in April, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other chains owned by TJX Companies announced […]

Worried about a stock market crash? Read this

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:05 GMT // 0 Comments

Recovering from the Great Depression: Even those who bet on America right before the Great Depression would have made their money back eventually. CircleBlack said those who sank $1,000 in the S&P 500 at the start of 1929 and then put $1,000 in every year after (a common scenario for people putting money regularly into […]

Now Starbucks is getting into TV and film

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 12:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Schultz has made social causes an important part of the company’s mission since he rejoined it full-time in 2008. Starbucks has a veterans hiring initiative, and has weighed into political disputes like the fiscal cliff, the 2013 government shutdown and the minimum wage.

Netflix: Nothing stops the stock as Frank Underwood and House of Cards return

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

And “House of Cards” is an addictive show that is generating more and more buzz. A brief leak of the new season earlier this month got fans even more excited. Heck, even “Sesame Street” did a recent “House of Bricks” parody of it with a Frank Underwolf (southern drawl and all) huffing and puffing his […]

FCC voting on historic Internet rules

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 10:51 GMT // 0 Comments

> – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is […]

FCC voting on historic Internet rules

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 10:51 GMT // 0 Comments

> – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is […]

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