Consumer/Personal Finance

Triple Threat: Texas faces floods…Humberto nears Bermuda…and tropical depression forms in Atlantic?!; Kraft Heinz stock tumbles after second-largest shareholder sells more than 25 million shares; NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, its upcoming streaming service; Gaming heavyweights raise $17 million for new esports network; Walmart unveils new rewards credit card; Amazon Music goes high definition; Pizza Hut partners […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Streaming wars heat up! Netflix pays over $500 million for worldwide rights to Seinfeld, beating out rival bidders that included Hulu, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, and others; New iPhone and Apple Watch orders begin shipping ahead of Friday’s official launch date (strong iPhone 11 demand, FYI); Madonna kicks off new tour today (smaller shows at higher prices); […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Humberto strengthens into hurricane – could impact Bermuda later this week?; Hustlers exceeds box office expectations w/$33.2 million opening weekend; Walmart’s first car seat recycling event starts today; Airplanes will soon monitor how long you’ve spent in bathroom?; Lori Loughlin reportedly “processing” what Felicity Huffman’s prison sentence (14 days) means for her; Money-losing unicorns falling […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

American oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who helped shape the American energy industry, dies at age 91; SmileDirectClub prices IPO at $23/share, valuing company at $8.9 billion; Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription; Apple reclaims status as trillion-dollar company; Anheuser-Busch – slimmed down Hong Kong IPO?; Retail credit cards squeezing financially vulnerable as their […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Missed the big Apple event yesterday? New iPhones, Apple Watches, an iPad…timing and pricing details for its new subscription services, etc. etc.; Winklevoss twins launch crypto storage service; Uber lays off hundreds of staffers–again; Average FICO score hits all-time high?; Netflix putting out strong performance data, but investors still fleeing stock; Billionaire Ken Griffin buying […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Apple’s iPhone 11 event kicks off today (what to expect; how to watch); Fall housing shifts quickly to buyer’s market; Fred’s files for bankruptcy (been in business 72 years); Costco’s famous pumpkin pies back in stores; Instagram – kill the round dining table?; Companies going on hiring spree ahead of holidays; Target taking revamped loyalty […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

California’s wildfire season off to quiet start…that about to change, like, now?; Sentencing in college admissions scandal begins this week (talk of Felicity Huffman getting month in jail); It: Chapter Two nabs second-highest horror movie opening w/$91 million haul; British Airways cancels nearly all its flights through tomorrow (pilot strike); Streaming services – the new […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Dorian regains strength as Category 3, closes in on Carolinas; Target releases top toys for 2019 holidays; Porsche debuts Tesla’s newest, most serious competition; Apple may launch new low-cost iPhone next year?; Shake Shack’s culinary director dreaming up new menus around world; Beloved west coast champagne bar opening in New York; J√§germeister launching cold brew […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Hurricane Dorian, now Category 2, lashes Florida, eyes Carolinas (landfall)…offshore by weekend?; Uber and Lyft close at record lows as investors lose faith in ride-sharing companies; R. Kelly expected to appear in court today for first of several hearings in connection w/multiple sex crimes; Lamborghini reveals its first hybrid supercar; Rhum agricole – spirit you’re […]

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Slow-moving Dorian still in Bahamas (parked over Grand Bahama Island), expected to head north later this morning–approach Florida’s east coast tonight, Georgia and South Carolina’s coasts tomorrow night, North Carolina’s coast late Thursday; Airlines cancel thousands of flights for second consecutive day; Accuweather puts Dorian’s total damage and economic loss in $8-$10 billion range (preliminary); […]

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