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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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks’ typewriter

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 09:52 GMT // 0 Comments

And the duo are accompanied on office calls by an old fashioned doctor’s black bag outfitted with metal drawers that contain all sorts of spare parts, screwdrivers and pliers. There’s always a lot to do. The Schweitzers find it inconceivable that they’ll ever run out of jobs in this antiquated line of work that has […]

Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks’ typewriter

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 09:52 GMT // 0 Comments

And the duo are accompanied on office calls by an old fashioned doctor’s black bag outfitted with metal drawers that contain all sorts of spare parts, screwdrivers and pliers. There’s always a lot to do. The Schweitzers find it inconceivable that they’ll ever run out of jobs in this antiquated line of work that has […]

BlackBerry commits to software on any device

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 06:11 GMT // 0 Comments

“Our goal is to be wherever our users need and want us, with our software suites, whether that’s on an iPhone or a BlackBerry Classic,” Chen said in the statement. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. […]

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” […]

Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich

by CNN Money // February 28, 2015 // Updated 11:21 GMT // 0 Comments

In 2015, there is no shortage of reasons to worry. But here’s what Buffett has to say about it: “Charlie and I have always considered a “bet” on ever-rising U.S. prosperity to be very close to a sure thing. Though the preachers of pessimism prattle endlessly about America’s problems, I’ve never seen one who wishes […]

Ruble collapse makes bribery more expensive for Russians

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 11:02 GMT // 0 Comments

As the ruble has collapsedlosing 40% against the dollar in six monthsthe cost of bribing officials has shot up because they mostly insist on being paid in a hard currency, according to Yakunin. – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed […]

Billionaire Carl Icahn can’t wait to drive an Apple car

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:47 GMT // 0 Comments

However, there is mounting evidence that something’s up. Earlier this month there were reports indicating Apple had hired several hundred employees to work on a project aimed at launching an electric car. Moreover, a lawsuit filed earlier this month claims the iPhone maker is poaching car battery engineers from A123 Systems. – Most stock quote […]

Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 08:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“Apple’s products benefit from the technology invented and patented by Ericsson’s engineers,” said Kasim Alfalahi, chief intellectual property officer at Ericsson, in a statement. “Features that consumers now take for grantedlike being able to livestream television shows or access their favorite apps from their phonerely on the technology we have developed.” – Most stock quote […]

Google allows porn on Blogger after backlash

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 08:05 GMT // 0 Comments

Even under its now defunct “graphic nudity” ban, Google said it would have allowed nudity “if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.” – Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by […]

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 […]

Premarkets: 5 things to know before the open

by CNN Money // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:26 GMT // 0 Comments

2. Keep an eye on U.S. data: At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its second estimate for U.S. GDP in the fourth quarter of 2014. “U.S. GDP is expected to be revised lower in Q4, but not in a way that should worry the rest of the world,” said Paul […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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