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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.
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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
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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.