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Fighters for one of the factions battling for control of Libya seized the Benghazi branch of the country’s central bank on Thursday, threatening to set off an armed scramble for the bank’s vast stores of money and gold, and cripple one of the last functioning institutions in the country. The central bank is the repository […]

The App Store makes more money than Hollywood

Hollywood has long been the sparkling gem of entertainment in the U.S., but when it comes to making money, Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store. In 2014, iOS app developers … Read more ›

Inside Forbes: What Journalists Must Know — and Can Do — About New Upheavals in the Ad World

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half.” – John Wanamaker (1838-1922), department store magnate and marketing pioneer It would appear Wanamaker’s lament, repeated by many who came after him, will finally be a thing of the past. One of the grand promises of the Internet […]

How do Feature Placements in Stores Work?

Distribution in the music industry is one of the most important aspects of any musician's career. It means that you are getting your music out to the masses, which could mean more sales and ultimately more money in your pocket. As helpful distribution is for an artist, there is not a definite formula that fits everyone's needs. Show More Summary

Traders Using Supertankers to Stockpile Oil

Commodity brokers call it a "contango"—a situation where the current price of a commodity is lower than prices for future delivery—and it could make a lot of money for traders who can find somewhere to store huge amounts of oil. The recent plunge in oil prices has caused...

One Drop Cloth: 50+ DIY Decorating Ideas & Projects

Drop cloths are sturdy fabric, come in a basic neutral shade, and are readily available for little money at the hardware store. Need I say more? Okay, then I will. Drop cloths look remarkably similar to linen, so you can get that relaxed, coastal, or rustic vibe for less. Consider it the "poor man's linen" and check out these 50+ projects to get the look... READ MORE »

Yes, You Can Freeze Milk, Eggs, And Cheese For Later Use

Yes, buying items in bulk definitely saves money, but what if you don’t use five gallons of milk per week? If you have the storage space in your freezer, it can be a good way to save trips to the store and get even more savings out of your membership to a bulk-buying club like BJ’s or Costco. I get … [More]

Gaming while black: Casual racism to cautious optimism

NPR's Planet Money reported last year on a culture shift in 1984 that drove many women away from pursuing computer science degrees. Computers were more readily available at stores that catered to men and advertisements pushed the narrative that these...

What's in Store for These 5 Shrinking Retail Chains?

Steven Senne/AP The economy may be showing signs of life, but that doesn't mean that all retailers are thriving. It may be a perfect climate of improving employment trends, with cheap gas putting more money in the pockets of shoppers,...Show More Summary

The Planet-Killing Impact of Your Store Returns

We’ve all returned something. It seems harmless enough. A product that doesn’t fit certainly doesn’t do you any good sitting in your closet, not to mention the money lost on an item you’ll never wear. But many store returns don’t wind up back on the shelf and could be doing more damage than you think. [...]Show More Summary

What's in Store for 2015: Important IRS, Social Security and Medicare Updates

Dear Readers, A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that may affect how you manage your money. As we face 2015, the changes that affect most people are fairly minor. Show More Summary

Bought the wrong app on your new iPhone 6? Here’s how to get a refund… in Europe

iOS users in Europe have recently been given a special iTunes refund feature that lets them easily get their money back for any type of digital content purchased from Apple’s stores as long as the claim is made within 14 days after purchase. ...Show More Summary

On the way to $220M in funding, Instacart quietly changed its business model

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

In its early days, grocery store delivery startup Instacart made its money two ways: Through delivery fees and product markups. It charged customers more for individual groceries than their in-store price. But…

Kim Kardashian Game Won’t Make As Much Money As Projected

Because nothing is popular forever (well, except Beyoncé), the Kim Kardashian smartphone game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood, has fallen down the ladder of Candy Crushes and Angry Birds. No longer the most popular girl at App Store High, KKH won't make $200 million, the gasp-inducing number that people were predicting earlier this year. Yahoo... More »

Major Grocery Store to Offer Same-Sex Health Benefits

Publix Grocery Stores, one of the largest grocery chains in the South, is now offering same-sex health benefits to its employees, according to an article over at CNN Money. From the article: "The grocery chain [even operates] in three states...

Gov. Christie, Protect NJ Pets!

A version of this article appeared in The Star Ledger When a family buys a puppy from a New Jersey pet store, they're doing more than just exchanging money for a pet. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, so when consumers buy...Show More Summary

How to cut down on the nasty surprises in business

  I hate surprises in my liquor store business. “Oh, no! We’re almost out of sacks!” “We need to come up with money to cover the insurance payment!” “Why didn’t you remember to order the Oktoberfest last month?!” No one likes surprises like that, so I started using a perpetual calendar. Hanging above the current […]

Thor Bust Bank

This Thor Bust Bank will allow you to save your money with the power of Thor. Use it to store your coins or your Asgardian treasure. Thor will protect it. This Thor Bust Bank features the God of Thunder, who is actually very thrifty. So he is the perfect way to save money so you […]

The fundamental flaw with EU 14-day refunds: you keep the app forever

A week ago, Apple introduced 14-day no-questions-asked refunds in the EU for iTunes Store and App Store content. This means that, without the need for a reason, any Apple customer in Europe can get their money back for (primarily) app purchases in 5-7 days time. That’s how it is described, at least. This opens up some possibilities for abuse. For […]

Queens businessman pleads guilty to taking $185G tax money

The owner of an Edible Arrangements store in Queens has admitted to gorging himself on tax money, prosecutors said Thursday.

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