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Starbucks issues a $10M challenge: Design a compostable coffee cup

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:02:50 -0400

The chain is contributing $10 million to issue grants to inventors working on recyclable, compostable cups.


Texas liquor stores to appeal ruling allowing Walmart to sell bottled booze in the state

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:20:13 -0400

An industry association representing Texas' liquor store operators says it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that opens the door for Walmart to sell liquor by the bottle in Texas.


Goodbye: Toys R Us plans to close all U.S. stores

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:46:34 -0400


4 tips to navigating store liquidation sales

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0400

Liquidation sales may sound like a deal-hunter's dream, but they don't always offer the best discounts. Shoppers need to compare prices as they navigate the sales racks, and carefully check the quality of the merchandise.


Mark Zuckerberg is willing to testify to Congress, isn't sure if the Russians have your data. And, he's sorry.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:09:34 -0400

Facebook CEO said he's willing to testify before Congress, that he's not sure if Russian operatives — or other bad people — got their hands on your data and it might be OK if Facebook gets regulated.


Picture this, entrepreneurs: Selling via Instagram

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:09:13 -0400

The Shopping feature is bigger and better than ever.


Wall Street slips after Fed hikes rates

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:16:18 -0400

U.S. stocks finished slightly lower after the central bank raised interest rates. Fred Katayama reports.


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:40 -0500

Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.


Affordable machine-washable area rugs are total game changers

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:16:31 -0400

Spot cleaning is so yesterday.


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


Ford's hottest cars and trucks through the years

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:44:24 -0400


How Federal Reserve rate hike will affect mortgages, auto loans, credit cards

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:40:39 -0400

The Federal Reserve interest rate hike will affect consumer borrowing costs: Credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages, home equity lines most affected.


Nordstrom seeks to enhance sneaker lineup through Stadium Goods deal

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:52:09 -0400

Nordstrom hopes the freshest kicks will attract men to its new Men's Store.


My Goodness My Guinness: Old Guinness advertisements

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:24:31 -0400


Fed raises rates, keeps forecast for 3 hikes in 2018

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:46:00 -0400

The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and kept its forecast for three hikes in 2018 amid modest inflation


15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:13:53 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


Homebuyers are not bothered by higher rates or taxes, but sellers are

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:00:13 -0400

A critical shortage of listings is the top obstacle, not rising mortgage rates or new tax laws that reduce certain homeowner deductions, especially in higher price ranges. Nationally, sales of homes priced above $750,000 were up nearly 19 percent from a year ago.


The grand look of Steinway pianos

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:17 -0400


Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:30:13 -0400

A look at the top retailers that have announced store closings in 2017.


Redesigned Toyota RAV4, Nissan Altima to debut at New York auto show

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:57:31 -0400

Toyota is set to introduce a redesigned RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and Nissan is set to reveal a redesigned Altima sedan at the New York auto show.


10 banks consumers complain about the most

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:29:37 -0500

The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.


Big discounts! Here's when Toys R Us' liquidation sale starts

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:18 -0400

The toy superstore plans to start its liquidation sale Thursday, which could mean big discounts


Facebook sued by users over data harvesting

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:24:42 -0400

Users in the United States sue Facebook for not protecting personal data of the 50 million social network account owners whose data ended up at the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters


Lawsuit ties car dealership to con man's China export scheme

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:52:26 -0400

Ally Financial sues Russ Darrow dealership in Wisconsin over questionable sales of missing Range Rovers and Mercedes SUVs.


Royal Caribbean’s private island gets a $200M makeover

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:32:35 -0400

Welcome to CocoCay.


How stocks, bonds and other investments reacted to Fed rate hike

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:51:39 -0400

The Federal Reserve's latest decision on interest rates didn't cause a selloff on Wall Street. Here's how the market moved.


How your 401(k) can survive and thrive in the next bear market

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 07:31:24 -0500

Even though stocks have been rising for 9 years, no bull market lasts forever. Here are ways to preserve your investments in the next big downturn.


Retailers filing for bankruptcy or going out of business in 2018

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:41:28 -0400

Consumer favorites such as Toys R Us, Claire's Stores, Bon-Ton and Bachrach have filed for bankruptcy or decided to liquidate in 2018.


Self-Driving Trucks: Waymo, Uber, Tesla, Embark automate trucking

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:26:19 -0400


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:01:28 -0500

What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.


Starbucks looks into its Crystal Ball Frappuccino and sees you'll buy one

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:50:49 -0400

Its colored candy gems tell your fortune, but only Thursday through Sunday.


How Domino's is using tech to woo Millennials and beat rival Pizza Hut

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:48 -0400

The pizza giant lets you track your pizza and a Siri-like online voice named Dom


Trump ponders tariffs on China over intellectual property and technology thefts

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:50:09 -0400

Critics fear trade war that will raise prices for everybody.


From Apple to Lockheed Martin, 9 stocks to buy this spring

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:26:25 -0400

Spring isn't just about cleaning out closets or shopping for home. It's also a good time to freshen up your stock portfolio.


Planning a purchase? How to car shop at an auto show

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:00:08 -0500

It's fun to wander an auto show, ogling the new models. But you also can put the event to a more pragmatic use: planning your next car purchase.


Ask a Fool: What are the most important metrics for new investors?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:30:05 -0400

Here are four basic valuation metrics all investors should know.


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


More billions for Elon Musk? Tesla investors approve pay plan

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:56:24 -0400

Tesla shareholders gave their blessing to CEO Elon Musk's bulked-up compensation plan, which could be worth tens of billions of dollars. The vote signals that investors remain supportive of Musk's leadership despite the company's recent difficulties in producing its new Model 3 electric sedan.


Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.


Most Baby Boomers face huge retirement income shortfall. How to compensate

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:51:12 -0400

Most older workers nearing retirement have less than $250,000 socked away -- which means they have some catching up to do.


20 jobs that have become dominated by women

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:48:29 -0400


1968: Memphis sanitation strike met with hostility from media

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:00:26 -0400

As far as much of the Memphis media was concerned, there was a bigger story to chase that soggy Feb. 1, 1968: Elvis Presley’s daughter was born.


Test your knowledge: Can you match these slogans and brands?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:23:13 -0400

KFC's “Finger lickin’ good” edges Kay Jewelers' “Every kiss begins with Kay” for top spot in a brand recognition survey from research firm Survata.


Women in the workforce: 20 jobs that have become dominated by women

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:40:19 -0400

The overall uptick in the labor force participation of women obscures the massive changes that have occurred in some professions.


Japan condom makers hope for 2020 Olympic lift

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:08:00 -0400

Japan condom makers hope for 2020 Olympic lift Video provided by AFP


What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't say (and what it took him hours to)

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:23:13 -0400

In his first public address of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Facebook CEO didn't apologize and he didn't mention a lot of other things that Facebook users wanted to hear.


Meredith Corp. exploring sale of Time, Sports Illustrated, eliminates 200 jobs

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:52:13 -0400

Meredith Corp., which acquired Time Inc. four months ago for $1.84 billion, is looking to sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money brands.


Video shows Uber operator moments before self-driving car crash that killed pedestrian

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:31:16 -0400

The Tempe Police Department on Wednesday released a video that shows the moments before a self-driving Uber vehicle fatally hit a 49-year-old woman.


AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to save Toys R Us

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:45:39 -0400

It is the first public plan to keep the cherished toy brand in existence in the United States.


Elizabeth Holmes through the years

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:30:38 -0400


Europe hits U.S. tech giants with a tax bombshell

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:21:05 -0400

It could cost the likes of Facebook and Amazon millions.


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