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  • Denise Morrison Steps Down as CEO at Campbell Soup
    Campbell Soup Co. said that Denise Morrison is stepping down immediately after seven years as chief executive and that it may sell some brands after a bet on fresher foods failed to revive
  • Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Brand Poised for Take Off
    Bob Dylan has gone into the liquor business as a full partner in Heaven's Door Whiskey, a newly-founded American whiskey maker. The brand name plays off one of Dylan's most evocative songs,
  • China Tariffs: How Trade War Could Affect You
    Fears of a trade war continue to escalate this week as Chinese officials and the Trump administration threaten to slap tariffs on a growing number of imports, potentially damaging the world’s two
  • Facebook Financial Ties to Committees Investigating Facebook
    FaceBook's Mark Zuckerberg will be facing questions from Congressional committees next week but some of the members of Congress who will be firing questions at Zuckerberg have received substantial
  • Gun Makers Facing Parkland Backlash from BlackRock
    BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset management company with approximately $6.5 trillion worth of assets under management, just had a very hot potato land in its lap. In the wake of the
  • Bitcoin Madness Ebbs and Flows Around the Globe
    On January 7, Bitcoin was trading at $17,163. One month later, Bitcoin is selling at $8243, which represents a 52% loss of value over a 30 day period. On January 8, the Dow Jones industrial average
  • FRAUD ALERT: CAT FANCIERS ARE BEING FLEECED
    If you are trying to purchase a rare and expensive breed of cat, and you are offered an opportunity to do so by someone who is not personally known to you, or isn't recognized breeder of that
  • Changing Dietary Fashions: Why Fast Food Chains Fail
    Changing dietary fashions are being discussed whenever talk to turns to why fast food chains fail. CNBC is currently running a copyrighted article about the financial woes of Chipotle Mexican Grill,
  • No Tipping? The Future of Tipping in America
    The practice of tipping for services rendered, especially in restaurants, is coming under attack by the Trump Administration, which wants to force servers to turn over their tips to their employers
  • Microsoft Terminates Support for Office 2007
    If you use Microsoft Office 2007, you’re in for a surprise today when you open your Word or Excel systems today. When you do so, you will get a message saying that Microsoft is discontinuing
  • Starbucks Stock Tanks – Teavana Unit to be Shut Down
    Starbucks shares fell 5.6 percent to $56.15 in after-hours trading yesterday after the  company reported disappointing global sales growth Thursday. The company also announced the closing of its
  • Ford Names New CEO to Head Troubled Car Company
    Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, unhappy with the auto-maker’s slipping market share and declining share prices, has named James Hackett, 62,  to replace current CEO Mark Fields, 56, as part
  • Economic Indicators Pointing in Opposite Directions
    Look at the two stories captured in this clipping from today’s Google News at 1o:15 AM EST. The first article reports that the U.S. trade deficit increased sharply in October, according to The
  • Riches to Rags: How the Oklahoma Oil Shale Bubble Went Bust
    From 2011 to 2014, four Oklahoma-based oil shale development companies outspent cash flow by a combined $36.8 billion. This wasn’t a problem as long as high oil prices made refinancing easy.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Mulls Sports Authority Buy Out
    Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) said Tuesday it has interest in acquiring Sports Authority stores after the competing retailer went bankrupt. Sports Authority, which once held the title as America’s
  • Volkswagen Names New CEO
    Volkswagen has hired former Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller as its new CEO, the company announced Friday. Mueller’s appointment comes just two days after former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn
  • Subway CEO Fred DeLuca Dead at 67
    Subway co-founder and CEO Fred DeLuca, who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, passed away on Monday. He was 67-years-old. DeLuca’s death comes just weeks after the 50th anniversary of
  • Poll: Few Americans Have Chip Cards
    A new poll released by The Associated Press suggests that many current credit card holders still have not received their new EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) computer chip cards yet. In fact, only 1
  • Nintendo President Dies at 55
    Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, has died at the age of 55. Nintendo spokesmen made the official announcement today, stating that the Iwata passed away from a “a bile duct growth”, or
  • Major Banks Plead Guilty in Rigging Currency Markets
    Five of the world’s largest banks were hit with nearly $6 billion in fines for manipulating currency markets, ending a substantial global probe into gross misconduct in a $5 trillion-a-day
  • Private Equity Firms: The $75 Billion Leech on US Economy
    The private equity industry is at the heart of numerous scandals nationwide. The private equity industry appears to be harming business, lying about management fees, producing sub-par investments,
  • Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics
    Oil prices have stayed low for some time now, but there are dark rumblings concerning the future of crude oil. Rig counts are dropping, the domestic shale boom has busted the wallets of oil
  • The Nature of the TPP: Coercion by any Other Name
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are making their rounds through congress yet again. These secretive trade agreements have been in the
  • ‘Drive Proud’ Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300
    The Chrysler brand recently launched an advertising campaign for the new ramped up 2015 Chrysler 300. The “Drive Proud” campaign, narrated by Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister  on
  • “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall
    Step aside, Barbie, because “Hello Barbie”, a high-tech talking doll, will be hitting store shelves this fall. Mattel, Inc., which produces the popular toy brand for children, announced the new
  • Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders
    Fortune Magazine likes to publish lists of people and things. On April 1st (and isn’t that appropriate), the business magazine will publish its second annual list of “The World’s
  • Powdered Alcohol Legal Again For Now
    On March 11, the Huffington Post reported that a powdered alcohol product had been approved for sale by The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which is under the U.S. Department of
  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones
    Amazon.Com’s dream of using drones to deliver small packages to customers came one small step closer to reality Thursday after regulators gave the company permission to test aircraft for the
  • Target to Lay off Employees in Coming Weeks
    Target Corporation has announced that thousands of Target employees will be soon out of a job. The majority of workers affected are those who work at the company’s corporate headquarters in
  • Credit Repositories Agree to Ease Correction Process
    The Big Three credit repositories – Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union – have entered into a consent agreement with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman under which they
  • Net Neutrality: Solving a Solved Problem
    February the 26th, 2015 marked the beginning of a new era on the internet when the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new net neutrality plan was adopted by a 3-2 vote. Netflix,
  • Bank Teller Jobs in Jeopardy as Consumers Go Digital
    Before the internet took over, bank consumers who needed to cash a check, make a deposit or pay off their bills would actually travel to the bank and conduct their business there. That is longer the
  • McDonald’s Deceptive Marketing Tactics
    McDonald’s, which first opened for business back in 1940, started with a small menu of burgers, shakes, soft drinks and fries, promoting an atmosphere of family fun at a cheap price. It morphed
  • How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head
    You are in business. You found this article because you have been surfing the internet looking for business funding opportunities that will allow you to raise fresh capital for your business without
  • RadioShack to Close Its Doors for Good
    RadioShack, which was once a giant in the electronic retail market, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being in business for an astonishing 94 years. This nearly century-old
  • Three Warning Signs for Sellers to Avoid Being Flipped
    When selling real estate, the seller must be wary of dealing with “contract flippers.”  In the context of a real estate transaction, a flipper is a buyer who intends to either transfer the
  • The Fracking Fracas: Fracking May Be Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    Fracking, the process also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping millions of gallons of water into Marcellus and other types of shale deposits under high pressures,  along with a slurry
  • Plummeting Gasoline Prices
    When it comes to gasoline, or any other commodity, for that matter, there are only two reasons that prices decline: increased supply or decreased demand.  Today, the reason that gas prices have come
  • Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice
    Entrepreneur Magazine gave some space to Susan Gunelius‘ musings about social media. Being somewhat concerned with the subject, I decided to review her conclusions. 1. The Law of Listening
  • Scammers of a Feather Stick Together: The OMG Story
    In the business world today, scams are ubiquitous to the point where many consumers simply assume they are being scammed as often as not, and simply go along for the ride.  In most cases, the scams
  • SSI Payments Up, Refis Boom Amid Fears of Another Collapse
    In business today, while Social Security recipients bask in a 1.7 percent  increase, the real cost of living increases by 8 to 12 percent depending on where you live. Mortgage refinance applications
  • Fannie. Freddie Loosen Rules
    Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), under increasing attack from Congressional Republicans, has relaxed rules affecting mortgage applicants with bankruptcies and foreclosures on their
  • BindleSnitch Business Digest Oct 1 2014
    Today’s business summary touches on Yahoo’s embarrassment of riches as it cashes in on its Alibaba investments, and the increasingly strident shareholder calls for big changes in the
  • Business Digest for 9.24.14
    US Home Sales Surge Amid Growing Concerns About the Depth of the Recovery, KB Home Stock Dips After Company Disappoints Analysts, German Business Confidence Dip Follows Japan into Growing Pessimism