Will We Soon Be Able to Resell E-Books and Digital Music?
Will We Soon Be Able to Resell E-Books and Digital Music?
on March 11, 2013

Apple and Amazon appear to be building systems for selling used e-books, as well as digital music, movies and software. Publishers and media companies aren’t thrilled.

Apple, Google and Microsoft Hoarding More Cash Offshore
Apple, Google and Microsoft Hoarding More Cash Offshore
on March 8, 2013

In the past two years, the tech companies have more than doubled the amount of cash they’ve tucked away out of Uncle Sam’s reach. Between the three it’s now $134.5 billion.

Employers Are Slower to Fill Job Openings These Days
Employers Are Slower to Fill Job Openings These Days
on March 8, 2013

Despite having lots more vacancies, companies are taking 50 percent longer to fill them than in mid-2009.

U.S. Says Only One Major Bank Would Fail in Another Financial Crisis
U.S. Says Only One Major Bank Would Fail in Another Financial Crisis
on March 8, 2013

The Federal Reserve’s latest round of stress tests on the biggest American banks shows they have enough money on hand to weather future crises – all except one that’s been bailed out before.

Google Working on Same-Day Shipping Project
Google Working on Same-Day Shipping Project
on March 7, 2013

A rumored express service could be cheaper than Amazon Prime and incorporate delivery from popular brick-and-mortar stores.

Pair of Senators Wants Congress to Pay For Its Budget Failures
Pair of Senators Wants Congress to Pay For Its Budget Failures
on March 7, 2013

Senator Bill Nelson from Florida and Claire McCaskill from Missouri, both Democrats, say Congress should take a pay cut for failing to stop the sequestration.

Debit Card Swipe Fees Have Dropped by 50 Percent
Debit Card Swipe Fees Have Dropped by 50 Percent
on March 7, 2013

The government says what businesses pay to debit card issuers went down substantially after an amendment to the law kicked in.

White House Supports Unlockable Cell Phones
White House Supports Unlockable Cell Phones
on March 6, 2013

Over 100,000 people petitioned the government to reverse a law making it illlegal to unlock your cellphone for use on other networks. They got the response they wanted.

Ready for IKEA Hotels?
Ready for IKEA Hotels?
on March 6, 2013

IKEA and Marriott are teaming up to build budget hotels – in Europe, for now.

Banks Wrongfully Foreclosed on 700 Military Members
Banks Wrongfully Foreclosed on 700 Military Members
on March 6, 2013

Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo were all involved. Some people were even wrongly evicted despite being current on payments and out of the country.

Almost Half of Americans Have More Credit Card Debt Than Savings
Almost Half of Americans Have More Credit Card Debt Than Savings
on March 5, 2013

A quarter also said they had more credit card debt than money in the bank.

Apple is Censoring Email
Apple is Censoring Email
on March 5, 2013

iCloud email users won’t receive messages with certain words in them – and Apple doesn’t tell anybody when it happens.

Bank of America Won’t Prove Disputed $4,000 Charges
Bank of America Won’t Prove Disputed $4,000 Charges
on March 5, 2013

A customer says he never signed up for a service with automatic recurring payments. The bank says he did, by phone, but refuses to offer evidence.

Groupon CEO Gets $378.36 Severance Package
Groupon CEO Gets $378.36 Severance Package
on March 4, 2013

A Groupon founder, kicked out the door last week, is getting what must be the smallest severance in Wall Street history. Don’t shed too many tears – he’s still worth millions.

Girls Gone Wild Has Gone Bankrupt
Girls Gone Wild Has Gone Bankrupt
on March 4, 2013

The move is to dodge millions in outstanding debts from lawsuits against the company and its founder.

$9 Will Speed You Through Security on United
$9 Will Speed You Through Security on United
on March 4, 2013

United Airlines customers can now bribe – er, I mean, enjoy premier access – to shorter airport lines.

A Date to Mars Will Happen in 5 Years
A Date to Mars Will Happen in 5 Years
on March 1, 2013

Men are from Mars, and one woman is going to take her husband back there on a millionaire’s dime.

Lawsuits: Budweiser Is Watered Down
Lawsuits: Budweiser Is Watered Down
on March 1, 2013

People in three states are suing Anheuser-Busch, because apparently they’re not as drunk as they paid to be.

What the Best-Paid Wall Street CEOs Make And How Many People They Fire
What the Best-Paid Wall Street CEOs Make And How Many People They Fire
on March 1, 2013

The five-best paid CEOs have collectively laid off – or plan to lay off – over 60,000 people in the past two years and this one, while raking in $62 million in total compensation.

The Tooth Fairy Predicts the Economy
The Tooth Fairy Predicts the Economy
on February 28, 2013

And the tooth – sorry, the truth – is, things are getting better.

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