Fed holds on rates, warns economy has slowed - CNBC

Amid a moribund economy and reduced levels of consumer spending, the Fed on Wednesday again opted not to raise interest rates. "Economic activity appears to have slowed," the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement released after its ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apple shares plunge 7% on first drop in iPhone sales ever - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's streak of iPhone-powered sales ended Tuesday when the company reported its first quarterly sales drop in more than a decade. The news sent Apple's (AAPL) stock into a tailspin with shares plunging 6.5% to $97.55 in late ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Volkswagen's next step in resolving the emissions scandal - Marketplace.org

From San Francisco today comes the next step in what will surely be a very long unwinding of the Volkswagen emissions-rigging scandal. A federal judge has approved the outlines of a deal in which the automaker will either buy back or offer to repair ...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Prevent a shark attack by avoiding payday loans - Washington Post

This is the case with payday loans. George Burgess, a biologist at the Florida Museum of Natural History who investigates shark attacks, wrote a blog post providing a number of tips to decrease your chance of becoming a victim of a shark attack while ...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Start-Ups Aim at Overlooked Demographic: The Unbanked - New York Times

From left, Jimmy Chen, Ram Mehta, Stacy Taylor and Jeff Kaiser of Propel, which is working on an app for the federal food stamp program. Credit Nicole Craine for The New York Times. Last summer Jimmy Chen walked the streets of San Francisco trying to ...

Wednesday, April 06, 2016