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  • Mark Zuckerberg Denies Reports of False Facebook Accounts

    Mark Zuckerberg Denies Reports of False Facebook Accounts

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is firing back at reports by a former Harvard classmate that as many as 50 percent of the accounts on the social media website are fake. Aaron Greenspan, a classmate of Zuckerberg, has provided a 70+ …
  • Denise Morrison Steps Down as CEO at Campbell Soup

    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 sales.
  • Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Brand Poised for Take Off

    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, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Specifically written for Sam …
  • China Tariffs: How Trade War Could Affect You

    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 biggest economies.
  • Facebook Financial Ties to Committees Investigating Facebook

    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 campaign contributions from Facebook
  • Gun Makers Facing Parkland Backlash from BlackRock

    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 Parkland Massacre, Americans are re-assessing their investment strategies
  • Bitcoin Madness Ebbs and Flows Around the Globe

    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 stood at $25,283. Today, …
  • FRAUD ALERT: CAT FANCIERS ARE BEING FLEECED

    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 particular breed of …
  • Changing Dietary Fashions: Why Fast Food Chains Fail

    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, which just lost 10% of its share price in …
  • No Tipping? The Future of Tipping in America

    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 to do with what they wish....
  • Microsoft Terminates Support for Office 2007

    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 support for Office 2007 in 2017. …
  • Starbucks Stock Tanks – Teavana Unit to be Shut Down

    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 Teavana brand.
  • Ford Names New CEO to Head Troubled Car Company

    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 of of a company-wide shakeup designed to streamline decision making …
  • Economic Indicators Pointing in Opposite Directions

    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 Wall Street Journal, while U.S. News and …
  • Riches to Rags: How the Oklahoma Oil Shale Bubble Went Bust

    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. Years of near-zero interest rates had sent investors hunting for returns …
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Mulls Sports Authority Buy Out

    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 largest sporting-goods chain, was forced to enter bankruptcy earlier this week, citing …
  • Volkswagen Names New CEO

    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 resigned following a scandal involving the company’s use of software designed to …
  • Subway CEO Fred DeLuca Dead at 67

    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 Subway, which happens to be the world’s largest restaurant …
  • Poll: Few Americans Have Chip Cards

    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 out of 10 people have received the …
  • Nintendo President Dies at 55

    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 tumor on Saturday. The statement reads: “Nintendo Co., Ltd. …
  • Major Banks Plead Guilty in Rigging Currency Markets

    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 market. Four of them pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges over …
  • Private Equity Firms: The $75 Billion Leech on US Economy

    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, and somehow coming away from all of this with billions in taxpayer …
  • Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics

    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 producers, turmoil in Middle East is …
  • The Nature of the TPP: Coercion by any Other Name

    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 works since 2005.  Since 2010 there have been nineteen formal rounds of negotiations …
  • DRIVE PROUD Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300

    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 HBO's Game of Thrones, celebrates those Americans who have earned their …
  • “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall

    “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 product last week, raising privacy concerns associated with the doll’s …
  • Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    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 50 Greatest Leaders,” which may be more interesting because of who isn’t …
  • Powdered Alcohol Legal Again For Now

    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 the Treasury. The approval of the labeling for the product …
  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones

    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 purpose. The FAA issued Amazon with an experimental air worthiness …
  • Target to Lay off Employees in Coming Weeks

    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 Minneapolis, Minnesota and at 130 Canadian locations. The recent job …
  • Credit Repositories Agree to Ease Correction Process

    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 will change the practices they follow when consumers complain about incorrect data …
  • Net Neutrality: Solving a Solved Problem

    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, Facebook, Etsy, Kickstarter and especially Google lobbied for months to …
  • Bank Teller Jobs in Jeopardy as Consumers Go Digital

    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 case. The majority of …
  • McDonald’s Deceptive Marketing Tactics

    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 into the fast-food industry behemoth it is …
  • How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head

    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 getting in over your head.  Join the crowd. …
  • RadioShack to Close Its Doors for Good

    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 retailer is set to close almost 1,700 stores nationwide. RadioShack, a …
  • Three Warning Signs for Sellers to Avoid Being Flipped

    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 contract to another party who will actually …
  • The Fracking Fracas:  Fracking May Be Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    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 of sand and other chemicals, shattering the hydrocarbon-infused rock and releasing …
  • Plummeting Gasoline Prices

    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 down so much can be summarized as …
  • Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice

    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 Gunelius believes that succeeding in the social media and content marketing game requires …
  • Scammers of a Feather Stick Together: The OMG Story

    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 are only obvious to …
  • SSI Payments Up, Refis Boom Amid Fears of Another Collapse

    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 are on the rise as rates fall and …
  • Fannie, Freddie Loosen Rules

    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 credit reports. Under the new rules, borrowers can claim a one-time exception for “extenuating circumstances”
  • BindleSnitch Business Digest Oct 1 2014

    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 social media pioneer’s business model but, first, we are going to look …




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