Author: Sammy Bravo

Can Walmart (and Other Mega-Corporations) Do Good?

Can Walmart (and Other Mega-Corporations) Do Good?

Alaska state officials are hosting Walmart executives in the state capital this week in an effort to resolve a months-old dispute over Alaskan salmon fisheries’ sustainability credentials. The seeds of the quarrel were planted...

Inside the Biggest Insider Trading Case in American History

Inside the Biggest Insider Trading Case in American History

When the FBI showed up at Mathew Martoma’s multimillion-dollar Florida mansion shortly before dawn on the morning of Nov. 8, 2011, the former SAC Capital hedge fund trader fainted on his front lawn. Federal...

EA And Dice Want Battlefield 4 Player Feedback

EA And Dice Want Battlefield 4 Player Feedback

An e-mail has been sent to Battlefield 4 players with a survey seeking feedback on the game. It’s a short survey that asks you to rate your experience on a 1-10 scale then asks...

Here’s Why You’re Going to Pay More to Borrow Money

Here’s Why You’re Going to Pay More to Borrow Money

Unless you’re into monetary policy, you could be forgiven for mostly overlooking all the discussion about the Federal Reserve’s “taper,” the term given to what will inevitably be a drawn-out process of scaling back...

5 Reasons to Consider Actually Sticking With a Low-Paying Job

5 Reasons to Consider Actually Sticking With a Low-Paying Job

Sure, none of us would turn down a raise if we were offered one, but a job with a meager paycheck isn’t always a bad thing. Job-seekers — whether currently unemployed or working but...

Colorado’s Pot Shops Say They’ll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

Colorado’s Pot Shops Say They’ll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success—so much so that pot shops are finding it impossible to keep up...

Compared: The Best Music Services

Compared: The Best Music Services

In 2001 iTunes arrived on the scene and changed the way we consume music, but it’s not until recently that music services have become true challengers. Companies like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora — not to mention Google and...

This One Chart Shows Why We Shouldn’t Fear Another Real Estate Meltdown

This One Chart Shows Why We Shouldn’t Fear Another Real Estate Meltdown

The Housing market had a great year in 2013, with the last reading of the Case-Shiller housing index showing a more than 13% appreciation of home prices year-over-year. The rapid ascent in prices however,...

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This year

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This year

In 2014, Apple, Aereo and big telecom mergers will generate headlines, along with important legal rulings about “net neutrality” and U.S. surveillance, oversight and transparency. Upstart companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Square will enjoy...

Why Economists Are Right to Hate on Bitcoin

Why Economists Are Right to Hate on Bitcoin

Economist Paul Krugman is not one to shy away from a good fight, but he may have vexed his most passionate opponents yet last week with a blog post titled “Bitcoin is Evil.” Krugman’s...