Author: Sammy Bravo

3 Things to Know About Today’s Jobs Numbers

3 Things to Know About Today’s Jobs Numbers

Investors are cheering today’s report from the Labor Department–sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 150 points. The report–which showed that the economy added 203,000 new jobs in November and that the...

Bungie’s Destiny Has a Date with Itself in September 2014

Bungie’s Destiny Has a Date with Itself in September 2014

This one snuck under radar: Bungie’s Destiny has a firm release date at last, and that date would be September 9, 2014. The company announced as much not in a PR blast, but a chest-thumping...

Ludicrously Expensive Starbucks Gift Cards Sell Out in Seconds

Ludicrously Expensive Starbucks Gift Cards Sell Out in Seconds

A limited-edition line of rose gold-colored, all-metal Starbucks gift cards sold out in seconds this year, despite the steep $450 price tag. After the sale for the cards went live at noon Friday on...

Jobless Rate Falls To 7%, A 5-Year Low

Jobless Rate Falls To 7%, A 5-Year Low

The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest level since 2008, as the U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November, according to government data released Friday. November’s employment gains, released by the Bureau...

Instagram Takes a Page From Old Media for Its Ads

Instagram Takes a Page From Old Media for Its Ads

Most online advertising is geared toward one objective: getting consumers to buy a product or sign up for a service right then and there. It’s this type of marketing, dubbed direct response, that has...

Non-Contract AT&T Customers, You’re About to Get a Break

Non-Contract AT&T Customers, You’re About to Get a Break

If you’re a non-contract (or wannabe) AT&T mobile customer, the company says it’s finally going to give customers a break on its mobile plans — up to $15 a month — and you can...

Why Obscure Fed Policy Might Mean Higher Bank Fees

Why Obscure Fed Policy Might Mean Higher Bank Fees

Since the financial crisis, customers have gotten used to their banks cutting perks like debit card rewards and raising fees for account maintenance and other services. In the first half of 2013, bank customers...

The Evolving 401(k): Fees are Down; the Match is Up

The Evolving 401(k): Fees are Down; the Match is Up

If you haven’t looked at your 401(k) plan in a while, you may find it’s changed in some impressive ways. Employers are systematically driving down costs, boosting the company match, and improving investment choices,...

Icahn Files Apple Shareholder Proposal

Icahn Files Apple Shareholder Proposal

Veteran investor Carl Icahn is opening a new front in his quest to persuade Apple to part with more of its massive cash stockpile. Icahn believes the technology giant should share more of its...

Apple Inks Deal With World’s Largest Mobile Carrier

Apple Inks Deal With World’s Largest Mobile Carrier

At long last, the world’s largest mobile carrier by users, China Mobile, will start offering iPhones on its network after the company signed a deal with Apple. The U.S. tech behemoth has been reluctant...