Author: Sammy Bravo

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Fed’s Cap on ‘Swipe’ Fees

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Fed’s Cap on ‘Swipe’ Fees

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve’s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card...

Reader Discussion: Have Games Ever Made You Mad?

Reader Discussion: Have Games Ever Made You Mad?

Video games are designed to be fun, but sometimes we don’t have fun playing them. Has playing a game ever turned your face red or made you want to lash out and smash something?...

Stocks Tumble in Russia After U.S. Adds Sanctions

Stocks Tumble in Russia After U.S. Adds Sanctions

Shares in banks and energy were down Stock markets in Russia plummeted on Friday as investors appeared spooked by the latest sanctions from the United States. Shares in Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, fell by...

People in Poor States Actually Pay Higher Airfares

People in Poor States Actually Pay Higher Airfares

Doesn’t seem right It can be expensive to be poor, the saying goes, and a new survey shows just how far — literally — the impact of living in a low-income area can stretch....

Amazon Fury Part 1 DLC Coming To DC Universe Online

Amazon Fury Part 1 DLC Coming To DC Universe Online

This spring DC Universe Online is getting story-based DLC featuring Wonder Woman as she tries to save Gotham from her mother, Queen of the Amazons. As the name implies, this is the first part...

IRS Watchdog Says Phone Scam is Largest Ever

IRS Watchdog Says Phone Scam is Largest Ever

A government watchdog says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen. The IRS inspector general says thousands of victims have...

Nearly All Major U.S. Banks Pass Fed ‘Stress Tests’

Nearly All Major U.S. Banks Pass Fed ‘Stress Tests’

All but one of the nation’s 30 largest banks are better able to withstand a severe U.S. recession and global downturn than at any time since the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve has determined....

Netflix vs. Comcast ‘Net Neutrality’ Spat Erupts After Traffic Deal

Netflix vs. Comcast ‘Net Neutrality’ Spat Erupts After Traffic Deal

Netflix and Comcast are battling over whether “paid peering” deals should be considered a net neutrality issue. The FCC will soon decide Netflix CEO Reed Hastings lashed out at the top U.S. Internet service...

Every 60 Seconds, Apple Makes More Money Than You Do in a Year

Every 60 Seconds, Apple Makes More Money Than You Do in a Year

But Amazon and Twitter? Not so much Check out this interactive: It shows how much revenue and profit a handful of technology companies generate—by the second. When you land on the page, a clock...

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Faces Scrutiny From States

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Faces Scrutiny From States

More than two dozen state governments are working with the Justice Department to make sure Comcast’s $45 billion offer to snatch up Time Warner Cable doesn’t violate antitrust laws, as critics warn of increasing...