Author: Sammy Bravo

Does Ron Burgundy Know That Chrysler’s Now an Italian Car Company?

Does Ron Burgundy Know That Chrysler’s Now an Italian Car Company?

America just got itself a new Italian automobile company: Chrysler. Fiat agreed to buy the 41.46% of Chrysler shares held by a United Auto Workers (UAW) union’s health care trust for $3.65 billion in...

Weekly U.S. Unemployment Benefit Claims Fall to 339K

Weekly U.S. Unemployment Benefit Claims Fall to 339K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, evidence that layoffs are low and hiring will likely remain steady. The Labor Department said Thursday that the...

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

New Year’s Day will bring good tidings indeed for the roughly 2.5 million low-income American workers who will see their hourly pay climb when 13 states increase the minimum wage on Jan 1. New Jersey residents...

Hackers Reveal 4.6 Million Snapchat Usernames and Phone Numbers

Hackers Reveal 4.6 Million Snapchat Usernames and Phone Numbers

The phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million Snapchat users have been leaked on the Internet by a group that claims it wants to raise awareness about security flaws in the messaging...

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

  U.S. consumers’ confidence in the economy rose this month on a better outlook for hiring and growth. The Conference Board says its index of consumer confidence rose to 78.1 in December, up from...

China Tycoon Wants To Buy New York Times

China Tycoon Wants To Buy New York Times

An eccentric Chinese tycoon announced on Tuesday he wants to buy The New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, the self-made owner of a recycling empire, said he is due to meet a “leading shareholder” in...

Apple CEO Docked His Own Pay By $4 Million

Apple CEO Docked His Own Pay By $4 Million

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a $4 million pay cut this year, after he urged the company’s board of directors to link half of his stock grants — which make up the bulk of...

RIKEN Plans Exascale Supercomputer ’30 Times Faster’ than Today’s Fastest in Six Years

RIKEN Plans Exascale Supercomputer ’30 Times Faster’ than Today’s Fastest in Six Years

Forget 2014, let’s talk about what to expect in 2020, just six years from now, say a supercomputer finally capable of mongo-calculative deftness on par with what some believe to be the processing oomph...

Nikkei Logs Best Year Since 1972

Nikkei Logs Best Year Since 1972

  Japan‘s main stock index ended 2013 at its highest level in more than six years, closing out its best year since 1972, though most other markets were lackluster Monday ahead of the New...

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

Minimum Wage to Rise in 13 States in 2014

New Year’s Day will bring good tidings indeed for the roughly 2.5 million low-income American workers who will see their hourly pay climb when 13 states increase the minimum wage on Jan 1. New Jersey residents...