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General Business - Posted 2014-11-23 05:31:00
Google: Pay Us And You Won't See As Many Advertisements


Google Company Logo - Standard Google, the ubiquitous search engine/software/self-driving car/robotics/home analytics/etc company that has a stranglehold on the online search market, is reportedly testing out a new service called "Contributor".

With "Contributor", users can elect to pay a $1, $2 or $3 monthly fee to their favorite sites in exchange for seeing fewer or no advertisements.

So, let's say that you visit your favor...Full Story


United States Immigration Reform - Statue of Liberty in front of Flag - Concept / Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-11-20 22:49:00
President Obama Reveals Sweeping Overhaul of Immigration System


In a controversial move that has brought howls of outrage from the Republicans, President Obama revealed details of his sweeping immigration reform during a televised speech to the nation earlier toni...Full Story



Pershing Square Capital Management - Hedge Fund - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-11-17 21:21:00
A Look at Bill Ackman's Portfolio As Of September 30th, 2014


Bill Ackman of the Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund has certainly had an interesting couple of years.

There has been his very public campaign against Herbalife. There have...Full Story




Posted November 18th, 2014 8:28 pm EST
Institutional Funds Flock To Alibaba

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA on the NYSE), the Chinese e-commerce giant, has been on fire since going public in mid-Se... Full Story
Posted June 19th, 2014 10:07 pm EST
Las Vegas: Democrats Currently The Favorites To Win in 2016

According to Las Vegas, the Democrats are currently the favorites to win the 2016 US Presidential el... Full Story
Posted May 25th, 2014 5:19 pm EST
Los Angeles Clippers Likely To Fetch $1 Billion+ in Sale

The NBA is going to force a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers due to recent remarks by the team's dis... Full Story
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What is the Debt Ceiling?

There is currently a fierce debate underway in the United States over the country's "debt ceiling". ... Full Story


Democratic Party - Donkey - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-11-17 05:19:00
Gallup: Democratic Party's Favorability Rating Falls To All-Time Low


Just days after losing control of the Senate to the Republicans, the Democratic party is having a bit more dirt kicked on them, courtesy of new poll results from Gallup.com.

According ...Full Story
Microsoft Company Logo - 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-11-14 05:11:00
Microsoft Replaces Exxon Mobil As World's Second Most Valuable Company


Thanks to a dramatic drop in oil prices, Exxon Mobil has now slipped to #3 on the list of the world's most valuable companies.

Taking over the #2 position is Microsoft, which now has a...Full Story
Find Good Life in North Dakota - Advertising Campaign Logo General Business - Posted 2014-11-11 19:27:00
State Unemployment: Georgia Leads Way With Unemployment Rate of 7.9%


The list of the states with the highest unemployment states has changed dramatically over the past year or two.

After the economic meltdown and subsequent deflation of the US economy, ...Full Story




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National Football League - NFL - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-11-09 02:37:00
NFL: Business Continues To Grow Despite Scandals


Despite numerous scandals and lawsuits, the business of the NFL (National Football League) remains a runaway train that is in no real danger of being stopped.

The NFL has had a number ...Full Story
Superbowl XLIX Logo - University of Phoenix Stadium - February 2015 - Sign General Business - Posted 2014-11-07 05:43:00
Report: 30 Second Super Bowl Ads To Cost $4.5 Million


According to Variety.com, 30 second commercials that will run during Super Bowl XLIX on NBC in February will cost a cool $4.5 million, up 12.5% from last year.

According to reports, NB...Full Story
Voting Ballot - Illustration - Concept General Business - Posted 2014-11-04 02:14:00
America Heads To The Polls on Tuesday


The United States will head to the polls on Tuesday as 33 Senate seats, 435 House of Representatives seats and a number of governorships sit up for grabs.

Barring some sort of unforese...Full Story




Washington Post Chart - United States Senate Predictions - November 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-11-01 07:03:00
Washington Post "Election Lab": Republicans Have 95% Chance of Winning a Senate Majority


According to the Washington Post's new "Election Lab" page, the Republicans are currently sitting pretty heading into next week's mid-term elections.

The public's disdain towards Presi...Full Story
Facebook Logo - Blue on White - 400 pixels wide General Business - Posted 2014-10-29 02:51:00
Hiccup? Facebook Falls 8% After Releasing Q3 Earnings Report


If you have bought shares of Facebook at any point over the past two years, chances are that you have done extremely well for yourself.

Following a disastrous initial public offering, ...Full Story
Ebola Virus - Photo - Black and White General Business - Posted 2014-10-27 03:42:00
Gallup: Ebola Now a Top 10 Issue For Americans


According to a recent Gallup poll, the Ebola virus is now one of the top most pressing issues that the country currently faces.

The economy, as per usual, has been named by 17% of Amer...Full Story
United States Congress Building - Capitol Hill - Side view on a sunny day - Photo General Business - Posted 2014-10-23 00:04:00
CBO: Net Interest Payments on Federal Debt Expected To Hit $800 Billion By 2024


According to the CBO ("Congressional Budget Office"), which conducts nonpartisan analysis for Congress, the United States will be shelling out $800 billion per year in net interest payments by 2024. <...Full Story




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USA Deficit approaching 18 Trillion Dollars General Business - Posted 2014-10-20 04:40:00
US Debt Load Approaching $18 Trillion


It's safe to say that, relatively speaking, the subject of deficit spending in the United States has become a non-issue from a political point of view.

Just a few short years ago, the ...Full Story
Netflix company logo - On white background General Business - Posted 2014-10-15 21:36:00
Netflix Set To Lose Billions in Market Cap Following Q3 Earnings Report Release


Netflix, which has been one of the darlings of the stock market over the past 2-3 years, is currently undergoing a major haircut in afterhours trading.

Shares of the streaming video co...Full Story
Mitt Romney - 2012 Photo - Clear Blue Sky General Business - Posted 2014-10-13 19:48:00
Iowa Poll: Romney Only Republican Who Would Beat Hillary Clinton


According to a recently conducted poll in Iowa, former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the only Republican who would beat Democrat Hillary Clinton if the 2016 election were to be held...Full Story
Dow Jones Industrial - Chart - Year 2014 up to October 9th General Business - Posted 2014-10-10 20:53:00
Dow Jones Turns Negative For 2014 After Volatile Week


Many online news websites and traditional newspapers will be filled this weekend with pictures of stock traders looking flummoxed and forlorn as the Dow Jones Industrial Average turned negative for th...Full Story



NBA - National Basketball Association - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-10-08 23:05:00
NBA, Players Looking At Likely CBA Standoff Thanks To New TV Deal, Team Valuations


The NBA (National Basketball Association) recently inked new TV deals with ESPN and Turner that will reportedly pay the league $2.66 billion per year starting in 2016-17. The nine-year deal will repre...Full Story
GT Advanced Technologies - Company Logo General Business - Posted 2014-10-06 18:45:00
GT Advanced Technologies: $1.5 Billion Company on Friday, Bankrupt Today


A very unusual situation unfolded in the markets earlier today as GT Advanced Technologies Inc., trading as GTAT on the Nasdaq, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shares of the company closed the day at...Full Story
Yahoo - New Company Logo - Purple Color General Business - Posted 2014-10-05 18:06:00
Marissa Mayer Under Fire at Yahoo!


The "honeymoon" period is clearly over for Marissa Mayer as the former "golden child" is now under pressure to either make significant changes to her leadership strategy or step down altogether at Yah...Full Story
Economy Gears - Unemployment at 5,9% - Illustration - Concept - Idea General Business - Posted 2014-10-03 16:21:00
Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.9% in September


The BLS ("Bureau of Labor Statistics") released the "Employment Situation Summary" for the month of September earlier today.

The big data point that many in the mainstream media are tr...Full Story
Pershing Square Capital Management and Herbalife - Company Logos General Business - Posted 2014-09-30 17:39:00
SEC Charges Two Men With Insider Trading on Pershing Square's Announcement of Bearish View on Herbalife


In one of the first cases of its kind, the SEC ("U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission") has charged two men with insider trading after one friend tipped off another about a prominent hedge fund's v...Full Story
ATM Bank Machine - Illustration - Spitting Out Cash General Business - Posted 2014-09-29 04:57:00
Surprise! ATM, Overdraft Fees Continue To Surge


There are three things in life that are certain - death, taxes and increasing bank fees.

Two of the bank fees that inspire the most hatred from people - ATM and overdraft fees.
...Full Story
IPhone 6 - Logo General Business - Posted 2014-09-25 17:23:00
Apple Suffering Through Embarrassing iPhone 6 Launch


Apple's iPhone launches usually go something like this. Millions of people line up to buy their new iPhone on the first day of its release. Apple sells kajillions of the new devices. Media outlets sho...Full Story
Herbalife Company Logo General Business - Posted 2014-09-22 19:22:00
Is Carl Icahn Liquidating His Stake in Herbalife?


Herbalife was cruising towards a moderately red day today when selling suddenly picked up into the close. Shares of the company, which had closed on Friday at $44.83, traded as low as $38.63 before cl...Full Story




USA Succession Map - Survey - 2014 General Business - Posted 2014-09-20 22:53:00
Reuters: 23.9% of Americans Want Their States To Secede From The Union


According to a recent poll from Reuters, 23.9% of Americans have at least some desire for their states to leave the Union.

Reuters asked 9,000 people the following question:
Full Story
Oracle - Company Logo - Red Color General Business - Posted 2014-09-18 19:13:00
Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle


Shares of Oracle Corporation (ORCL on the NYSE) are off slightly in afterhours trading after CEO and co-founder Larry Ellison announced his intentions to step down as the chief executive of the compan...Full Story
Poof - Disappearing Baloon - Strip Comic Art - Illustration General Business - Posted 2014-09-16 18:01:00
CEO, COO and Cash Disappear From Publicly Traded German Company


A bizarre situation has unfolded at Ultrasonic AG, a Cologne, Germany based company that trades on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Last last week, the CFO of Ultrasonic AG (US5 on the Fr...Full Story
United Kingdom Map - Scotland - British Pound Currency Symbol General Business - Posted 2014-09-15 23:52:00
Capital Flees United Kingdom Ahead of Scottish Independence Vote


According to multiple media reports, an estimated $27 billion was pulled out of UK financial assets by investors in August, which translated into the single largest month of outflows in the United Kin...Full Story
NFL Logo - Small Size General Business - Posted 2014-09-11 23:26:00
NFL Commissioner at Risk of Losing Job Over Ray Rice Situation


The National Football League and its commissioner Roger Goodell are currently in crisis mode following the release of a videotape by TMZ earlier in the month.

If you are unfamiliar wit...Full Story
Apple iWatch - Unveiled - White - Sport General Business - Posted 2014-09-09 05:50:00
All Eyes on Apple on Tuesday


If you are a lover of Apple products, tonight is probably like Christmas Eve for you.

Apple is hosting an event on Tuesday in which they are expected to reveal details of several new p...Full Story
The Labor Force Participation Rate - 1948 - 2014 - Chart / Graph General Business - Posted 2014-09-07 19:10:00
The Labor Force Participation Rate Continues To Evaporate


One of the most alarming statistics that presents itself in the pages of the monthly employment reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the ever-dwindling labor force participation rate.
...Full Story
August 2014 Unemployment Rate - 6.1% - Illustration - Graphic - Calendar General Business - Posted 2014-09-05 22:36:00
August Unemployment Report: +142,000 Nonfarm Payroll Employment, Unemployment Rate 6.1%


The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor released the "Employment Situation Summary" for the month of August earlier today.

The United States added 142,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in the month of ...Full Story


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