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PCs are dead. So says Wall Street. Again.

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: Microsoft sales soar … for non-Windows products Intel is also emphasizing mobile as well as other growth areas, particularly the so-called Internet of things (aka connected devices) and data centers. – Related: Microsoft’s insane holographic version of the future Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except […]

U.K. fights Russian oligarch over North Sea oil

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:42 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: Putin’s cronies lose $50 billion Fridman’s deal with RWE was first announced a year ago, just as the West imposed its first round of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. […]

Google+ is about to be broken up

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:21 GMT // 0 Comments

Hangouts is Google’s one-stop shop for communications, combining instant messaging, text messaging, Internet phone calls, video messaging and group chats. Particularly because of its presence on Android phones and Gmail, Hangouts successfully competes with Apple’s (AAPL, Tech30) iMessage, Facebook (FB, Tech30) Messenger, WhatsApp and the like. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market […]

This tiny card will give your smartphone 200 GB of storage

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 09:02 GMT // 0 Comments

As smartphones become our primary cameras, those huge photo and video files tend to eat up space pretty quickly. A growing number of cloud storage options, including Google+ (GOOGL, Tech30) Photos, Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud and Dropbox are making photo backup much easierbut you still have to erase the photos from your […]

Costco teams with Citi, Visa

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 08:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: Costco just killed my favorite credit card 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 […]

Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 07:08 GMT // 0 Comments

Facebook has allowed me a little window into my friends’ lives back home. They have babieswell some of them have teenagers. They have lovely homes. And the dinnersoh the dinners they serve! There are food presentations that look like something out of a Martha Stewart magazine. I watch all the videos of their kids saying […]

Malaysia hopes revamp will revive airline

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“We are seeing signs today that they are at least looking at necessary steps to survive in the modern competitive world.” Related: Why planes don’t live stream data But saying is one thing; doing is another. According to Maybank aviation analyst Mohshin Aziz, there are few signs yet that Kazanah is following through on the […]

A bank is offering scented credit cards to Middle Eastern women

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:13 GMT // 0 Comments

The bank also came out with a “selfie” credit card, which allows users to upload photos of themselves from their phones and have them printed on their cards. According to Mary Dean, founder of KickSkirt, an advertising agency specializing in marketing to women, these cards are enticing because they allow women to express individuality. – […]

Deflation risk is now a worry even for China

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:01 GMT // 0 Comments

But economists are worried about something more sinister: The prospect that a harmful deflationary cycle could develop at a time when central banks are running out of ways to respond. If households and businesses expect prices to stay depressed for a long period, they may postpone spending and investment, triggering a downward spiral in economic […]

‘Judge Judy’ extends contract with CBS until 2020

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 03:13 GMT // 0 Comments

First debuting in 1996, “Judge Judy” has been the #1 court show for 969 consecutive weeks. – 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: […]

Hyundai issues safety recall for power steering defect on 200,000 vehicles

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 12:55 GMT // 0 Comments

The level of force necessary to steer the vehicle without power steering was within compliance standards, and the flaw has not historically been considered a safety defect in the U.S., the company said. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed […]

Room to run: 7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 09:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Upside potential: 47% each Last year airline stocks took off and never landed. American Airlines (AAL) surged 112% and Delta (DAL) spiked nearly 70% as investors feasted on this suddenly profitable industry. The unexpected plunge in oil prices was just icing on the cake, giving the companies billions in savings. This year has been a […]

Apple, Yahoo bus drivers vote to unionize

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 05:01 GMT // 0 Comments

It wasn’t immediately clear when the drivers would seek contract negotiations with Compass, which didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday. – 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: […]

‘Corinthian 15’ launch ‘debt strike’ over student loans

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 02:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: The debt collector that does the government’s dirty work A creditor advocacy group called Debt Collective has taken up the Corinthian 15 cause. Debt Collective, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, has “erased” more than $13.3 million in student loan debt. (It buys the debt as a collection agency would, then “forgives” […]

The answer to New York City’s housing crisis: Smaller apartments

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Rents in the city rose by 75% between 2000 and 2012, according to a 2014 report by the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The city’s mayor, Bill DeBlasio, has promised to build and preserve 200,000 affordable housing units over the next decade. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in […]

Kelly Osbourne quits E!’s ‘Fashion Police’

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 07:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Giuliana Rancic has since apologized for her 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. […]

The woman who broke into the BBQ ‘boys club’

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 07:29 GMT // 0 Comments

“I’m just preaching the gospel of barbecue,” Cookston says.”I do what I love.” Related: Women build bigger businesses – “It sounds like a lot of sour milk,” Cookston says. “Everything we do here is original.” Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is […]

Hardcore ‘House of Cards’ fans have already finished watching season 3

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:46 GMT // 0 Comments

It was 8 a.m. in the U.K. when @MurphyOReilly says he started. He didn’t go outside (“fresh air is so overrated!”) and bought American snacks to keep him in the mood. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The luxury travel industry is now catering to kids

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 10:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Related: Bored of your superyacht? Try a submarine Luxury hotels are also stepping up their child-focused amenities and activities. – “We see families often start out with a domestic vacation, like Yellowstone, and the next year they head to Alaska or the Canadian Rockies. By the third trip, they are looking at Peru, Belize and […]

Billionaire GOP contributor maxes out in one day

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 10:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Griffin’s past political contributions have included groups like America Rising, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign, and the independent group that supported Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, Restore Our Future. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is […]

America has deflation in January

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 09:18 GMT // 0 Comments

January’s deflation could cause the Federal Reserve to hesitate on raising its key interest rate, which many expect them to do later this year. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow board members do not want to raise interest rates until the economy shows real momentum. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. […]

Google learns how to beat you at Atari video games

by CNN Money // February 26, 2015 // Updated 08:25 GMT // 0 Comments

In some games, the Google computer was able to learn strategies that would help it maximize its score. For example, after playing the brick-breaking game Breakout 600 times, deep-Q network learned to tunnel through the bricks and bounce the ball off the back of the wall to knock out bricks from behind. – Most stock […]

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