Consumer/Personal Finance

A banana duct-taped to a wall sells for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel??; Instagram going to ask new users to provide their age in attempt to better protect kids; Expedia replacing its CEO and CFO in leadership shakeup; Passengers suing Lyft over alleged sexual misconduct by drivers; Hedge-funder Steve Cohen nearing deal to buy Mets […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Holiday shopping off to solid start – more shoppers online and in stores, more spending (year over year); Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down as Alphabet executives; Hedge fund billionaire buys Palm Beach estate for $111 million (new state record); Winning lottery ticket for $14.6 million goes unclaimed??!; Elon Musk dancing around […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Travel Tuesday and Giving Tuesday; FBI warning about security risks of Smart TVs (‘gateway for hackers’); Broadway locking up cell phones during performances; McDonald’s testing chicken sandwich; French fry shortage – coming soon?; Where Dow would be this year w/out Apple and Microsoft; What […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Shop (online) ’til you drop? $4.2 billion on Thanksgiving…$7.4 billion on Black Friday…and today – Cyber Monday – a record $9.4 billion (projected); Hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands delayed as winter storm disrupts holiday travel; Frozen 2 nabs highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history ($124 million in U.S.); Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade returns to […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Hurricane-force winds, blizzard conditions, heavy snowfall – and a ‘bomb cyclone’ on the west coast? These are the dire predictions of weather forecasters, who are warning Thanksgiving travelers to be cautious and prepare for delays; Toys ‘R’ Us back in business w/first store (opens today); Holiday decorations –  elite’s new competitive sport?; Real estate associations […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Alibaba shares jump in blockbuster Hong Kong debut; Super Bowl ads sell out early for first time in five years; Pinterest launches small business shop ahead of holidays; EBay selling off StubHub in $4 billion deal; Facebook experimenting w/Instagram-style ‘Favorite’ friends feature; Disney giving us Baby Yoda toys (and lots of ’em) for Christmas; Malls now […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

As Thanksgiving week starts, three big storms will bring snow..rain…and headaches for some of the 55 million who plan on traveling; Strong winds may ground Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons; Frozen 2 ices competition at box office (highest-grossing weekend ever for any animated film globally); Uber loses London license over concerns for rider safety; Elon […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Target hits the bull’s eye! One of hottest stocks of year…anyone expect that?; Billionaire investor Carl Icahn making $400 million bet against malls; Uber going to start audio-recording rides in U.S. for safety; Walmart revamping its produce section; Frozen II – poised to be Disney’s 6th billion-dollar film of 2019?; A new members-only women’s club […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Are you driving one of America’s most stolen cars?; PG&E shutting off power today (about 150,000 customers will be affected); Warby Parker launching new brand, Scout, to sell contact lenses; Apple continuing to see strong iPhone 11 sales (stock hit all-time high yesterday); Herman Miller developing ergonomic chair for gamers; Why you should think twice […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Hackers disrupt Disney+, put thousands of user accounts up for sale on the dark web…for as little as $3?; Google launches Stadia cloud gaming service today; Marie Kondo introduces online shopping site for home goods that ‘spark joy’; Airbnb looks to replace hotels at Olympics; ‘Stolen’ Banksy statue – could fetch $1.3 million at auction?; […]

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