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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:486
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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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Week's Winners and Losers: Tough Sell for Some Gadgets

3dsystems.com3D Systems made these sugar cubes with a 3-D printer There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a leading toy maker posting strong growth across its product lines and one of this year's most hyped smartphone rollouts struggling to connect with consumers. Show More Summary

Microsoft Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

AP file/Eric RisbergMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft (MSFT) sales soared 25 percent in the last quarter, largely from cloud computing. But sales of the Xbox, tablets, and Nokia smartphones also contributed to the strong performance,...Show More Summary

AMC Networks Enters Joint Venture to Run BBC America

David Buchan/Getty ImagesAMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan By Sudarshan Varadhan and Lisa Richwine AMC Networks has agreed to pay $200 million for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of theShow More Summary

10 Best Places to Retire on Social Security Alone

By Emily Brandon Stretching Social Security Payments The average Social Security benefit for retired workers was $1,294 a month at the end of 2013. A couple who each brought in this amount would have $31,056 in annual Social Security benefits. Show More Summary

Lease a Car for Less -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-783680{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} Leasing a new car can be more expensive in the long run, but that doesn't mean a good short-term deal can't be found. Show More Summary

Dropbox Users: The Latest Possible Cyberattack Victims

PSL Images/Alamy By Steve Kovach Nearly 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords have been hacked, apparently via third-party services that hackers were able to strip the login information from. The Next Web was the first to notice the leak on a site called Pastebin, where hackers have already leaked about 400 accounts. Show More Summary

H&R Block Invests $3 Million in Teaching Teens About Money

Shutterstock In a new program dubbed the "H&R Block Budget Challenge," the world's largest tax services company is offering $3 million to help kids get smarter about money matters. As H&R Block (HRB) explains, "By learning strong budgeting...Show More Summary

How to Get a Judgment Off Your Credit Report

Getty Images By Nicholas Pell NEW YORK -- It happens to the best of us: you let an old debt get too far. No longer merely a collection, the debt has become a judgment. This means that a court has found against you and your debt is a matter of public record. Show More Summary

Voiceprints: Banks Go High-Tech to Fight Identity Theft

Richard Drew/APChase and Wells Fargo, two of America's biggest retail banks, are quietly taking some callers' voiceprints to fight fraud, an Associated Press investigation found. By RAPHAEL SATTER LONDON -- The caller said her home had burned down and her husband had been badly hurt in the blaze. Show More Summary

Jeffrey Gundlach: From Broke Drummer to Bond Billionaire

Jin Lee/Bloomberg/Getty Images Jeffrey Gundlach founded DoubleLine Capital in 2009. When Bill Gross left Pimco -- the investment firm he co-founded, which manages $1.94 trillion in assets -- the shock was felt throughout the global financial community. Show More Summary

Activist Investor Starboard Wins Control of Darden's Board

Mike Mergen/Bloomberg via Getty Images NEW YORK -- An activist investor has won all of the board seats for Olive Garden parent company Darden Restaurants (DRI), according to preliminary results announced by the company. Starboard Value was seeking to replace all 12 board seats with its own slate of nominees at Darden's annual meeting Friday. Show More Summary

Dairy Queen Latest Retailer to Suffer Customer Card Hack

Cristina Lichti/Alamy NEW YORK -- Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data. The company said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. Show More Summary

7 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Do you like getting free stuff? Then you're in luck -- and just in time. Once a year, Kiplinger's magazine compiles a list of freebies "that you would happily pay good money for." The "Fabulous Freebies 2014" list counts down 68 items. Show More Summary

Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Slide

Jae C. Hong/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, making it more affordable to borrow to buy a home. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan fell to 4.12 percent from 4.19 percent last week. Show More Summary

Strong iPhone Demand Delays Production of Larger iPad

Evrim Aydin, Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesOutsized demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has delayed production of Apple's new, larger iPad. By Anya George Tharakan Apple (AAPL) suppliers have delayed the production of a larger iPad...Show More Summary

AT&T to Pay $105 Million Fine for Phone Bill 'Cramming' AT&T (T) has agreed to pay $105 million to settle charges brought by the federal government and all 50 states that the telecommunications giant placed unauthorized charges from third-party service providers on its customers' bills. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: U.S. Stocks Slide on Global Growth Concerns

AP/Paul SancyaChevrolet Volts on the assembly line at a General Motors plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. GM's stock sank Tuesday; analysts predict its earnings will suffer as it invests heavily in production. By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- The prospects of weakening global growth weighed on the stock market Tuesday. U.S. Show More Summary

Author Sues Chobani Yogurt, Says He Owns the Word 'How'

Soeren Stache/AFP/Getty ImagesDov Seidman runs Author and business ethics consultant Dov Seidman has sued the Greek-style yogurt company Chobani over the word "how". Why? Because he claims the food company had tramped...Show More Summary

Olive Garden Will Have a Lot to Prove on Friday

Cassandra Hubbart/AOL There may be too many mouths for Darden Restaurants (DRI) to feed this week. The parent company of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse is holding its annual shareholder meeting on Friday morning, and it has a proxy battle on its hands. Show More Summary

Walmart Drops Health Benefits for Most Part-Time Workers

Jae C. Hong/AP By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK -- Walmart Stores (WMT) plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for most of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Starting Jan. Show More Summary

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