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Man has seizure while skydiving, saved by instructor

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Now imagine having a seizure and losing consciousness more than 9,000 feet above the earth. That’s what happened to Christopher Jones, 22, of Perth, Australia. His experience was captured on a video that has more than 4.4 million views on YouTube. – Jones told the ABC that he’d been seizure-free for four years but was […]

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:21 GMT // 0 Comments

The search giant already makes the most-used mobile software on the planet, it designs and sells phones online, and it has become an Internet service provider with its Google Fiber initiative. It even has its own VoIP phone service called Google Voice, which allows people to get a Google phone number and call people through […]

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 […]

CEOs make double what NBA players do

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:55 GMT // 0 Comments

The program brings middle schoolers to NBA arenas, but instead of learning about the game, they are drilled on compound interest and how to aim for the C-suite. It’s the latest effort to try to close the wealth gap between Caucasian and African-American families. As a recent Urban Institute study pointed out, the average white […]

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. […]

Guinness returns to sponsor N.Y.’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Brewers Heineken U.S.A. and Sam Adams also withdrew their sponsorships for the parade last year. A spokesman for Heineken said it hasn’t yet decided whether it will sponsor the parade. A spokesperson for Sam Adams (BOSTON BEER) was not available for comment early Monday. Parade organizers also did not respond to a request for comment. […]

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 […]

Michael Jordan joins billionaires’ club

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 09:39 GMT // 0 Comments

As in years past, Silicon Valley is the place to be for young billionaires. Among the 46 billionaires under 40 years old were executives at Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat. – Related: Luxury getaways for (much) younger travelers Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, […]

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 […]

Lumber Liquidators stock pummeled after ’60 Minutes’ probe

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 08:35 GMT // 0 Comments

A doctor told CBS long-term exposure to chemicals at those levels “would increase the risk for chronic respiratory irritation, change in a person’s lung function, increased risk of asthma” and be especially dangerous for children. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which […]

Colorado may have to give all its pot money back

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 08:16 GMT // 0 Comments

Whenever a new tax is implemented, a law in Colorado aimed at protecting taxpayers’ rights goes into effect. – 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 […]

New Ikea furniture will charge your phone wirelessly

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 07:50 GMT // 0 Comments

The Home Smart Ikea furniture uses a wireless charging standard known as Qi. It can be found in some Windows Phones and Android phones, including the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6, which is expected to go on sale next month. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except […]

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 […]

Skydiver Suffers Seizure In Midair; Dramatic Rescue Caught On Video

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 06:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Christopher Jones sees himself as a lucky guy. The 22-year-old Australian suffered a seizure during a skydiving training course in November, and his instructor — who had to make two attempts to deploy the unconscious Jones’ parachute — caught the rescue on video. – “Possibly the scariest moment of my life,” Jones said.

529 savings plans may soon cover more college expenses

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 06:01 GMT // 0 Comments

That may seem like a no-brainer given how critical computers and Internet access are to students’ lives these days. But under the current rules, 529 withdrawals may only be used to buy equipment “required for enrollment or attendance.” And computers, software and Internet access don’t always meet that criteria, unless one is pursuing an engineering […]

6 big ideas from India’s budget

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 05:41 GMT // 0 Comments

2) Lower taxes on business Businesses operating in India currently pay some of the highest rates in the world. The government is hoping to change that, cutting India’s corporate tax rate to 25% from 30%. The reduction, to take place over four years, should make India more competitive against international rivals. 3) Higher taxes on […]

Premarkets: 5 things to know before the open

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 05:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Experts say the central bank has become concerned about the threat of deflation. Many central banks around the world have been cutting rates in order to boost dangerously low inflation and support their domestic economies. Meanwhile, the Indian government released its latest budget to great fanfare over the weekend. The budget includes big reforms that […]

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. – […]

$2 gas is gone — prices have climbed for 5 weeks in a row

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

But crude prices are still very low. Weakening economies in Europe and Asia, as well as more fuel efficient vehicles, have all cut worldwide demand for crude. An increase in U.S. oil production, which made the nation the world’s largest source of oil last summer, has also pushed prices down, as has OPEC’s refusal to […]

$2 gas is gone — prices have climbed for 5 weeks in a row

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

But crude prices are still very low. Weakening economies in Europe and Asia, as well as more fuel efficient vehicles, have all cut worldwide demand for crude. An increase in U.S. oil production, which made the nation the world’s largest source of oil last summer, has also pushed prices down, as has OPEC’s refusal to […]

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: […]

9 companies Warren Buffett should consider buying

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 03:11 GMT // 0 Comments

I limited it to companies in the S&P 500 with market values between $5 billion and $20 billion. They had to be trading at reasonable valuations, have strong balance sheets and a great track record when it comes to profits. Finally, I immediately excluded the tech sector. After all, this was criterion number 5 from […]

11 stocks hedge funds and mutual funds love now

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 02:43 GMT // 0 Comments

Interestingly, hedge funds are still not giving up on energy and health care, while mutual funds have given up those sectors. Related: The ‘smart money’ is investing in oil now 3. The VIP list of stocks: Goldman also noticed that both hedge funds and mutual funds had 11 similar stocks among their top holdings. That […]

Voodoo economics on ‘House of Cards’: Why Underwood’s jobs plan is crazy

by CNN Money // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:20 GMT // 0 Comments

President Underwood, played with scheming charm by Kevin Spacey, uses Washington, D.C., as a guinea pig for his policy. He tells District residents: “If you want a job, you get a job.” Really, everyone gets a job? Economists consider “full employment” to be when 5% of workers are unemployed. Actual unemployment in Washington is currently […]

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 […]

Samsung unveils beautiful new Galaxy S6

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 12:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Unlike the 5S, the new phones are not water resistant. The speakers have been moved from the back plate of the phone to the bottom edge. Sound is much clearer and louder as a result. The S6 Edge can be programmed to flash different colors for different contacts. This is helpful when a phone sits […]

The O’Reilly tapes: Phone recordings raise new questions about JFK story

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 11:17 GMT // 0 Comments

In his 2012 book “Killing Kennedy,” O’Reilly wrote that he knocked on the door of a South Florida home when suddenly he “heard the shotgun blast that marked the suicide” of George de Mohrenschildt, a Russian immigrant who knew Lee Harvey Oswald. While promoting the book, O’Reilly said on Fox News that he “was about […]

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