(Great Beyond)Sears Holdings Company keeps losing money, and they need to borrow some cash. What do you do when you have trouble getting a loan and really can’t afford to pay a lot of interest on the money you desperately need?
Uber is a smartphone app that connects people in need of a ride with drivers willing to accept money in exchange for rides.
(Coyoty)Today in Awful Things I’d Rather Not Know Happened But Well, Here We Are: A customer at a take-and-bake pizza shop has accused an 18-year-old worker of rubbing his downstairs bits on the pie as he got his order ready.
(LouisAbate) By definition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with preventing crashes and achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety.
(perfectly_cromulent) As the company behind Bud Light, the official beer of the National Football League, Anheuser-Busch has some major pull in professional football.
(afagen)As annoying as it is to walk behind someone blindly stumbling forward while texting on their mobile device, the very idea of a slow lane designated just for that bumbling purpose might very well be even more annoying.
(Technifiber)Pets aren’t prizes. That’s why goldfish games have been disappearing from carnival midways, and why people around the world were horrified when they saw that a Pizza Hut restaurant in Australia was offering a free small pet with the purchase of ten pizzas.
(Spirit Airlines) While most of us eye our closets deciding which pieces will transition best into the new fall-like weather falling over the nation, Spirit Airlines appears to have been a few steps ahead of us.
When I was 11, I scrawled “Maribeth” with a star over the “i” over anything I could get my hands on, homework and diary alike, and told all my friends that they had to write my name that way from now on.
If you ran a large and prosperous online payments company, you might feel threatened by Apple’s announcement that they’ will start their own mobile payments service, called Apple Pay.
(genebob) Overcharging customers $0.50 might not seem like a huge deal, but when the lower price was circulated in an advertisement, well, that constitutes false advertising.
(frankieleon)The convenience of a drive-thru window is obvious, but one usually thinks of banks or fast food chains that use them for the ease of customers on the go.
Things are looking decidedly worse for Corinthian Colleges Inc. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against the already under-fire for-profit education company for its allegedly illegal predatory lending scheme.
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve never heard of Alibaba or Taobao, even though they’re the biggest e-commerce sites in the world.
Dig into those seat cushions, everyone. (eBay)It is my sincerest hope that the waiter who received a $0.20 tip on a $61 restaurant tab paid for by NFL running back LeSean McCoy is going to reap at least some financial gain from the sale of the now infamous receipt, which is for sale on eBay at a high bid of about $99,000 as of this writing.
(So Cal Metro) It’s hard to believe that the 2014 holiday season is less than 100 days away. That might seem like plenty of time before you need to start purchasing gifts and sending them to your loved ones, but for United Parcel Service nothing seems too early when you’re trying to save face after a disastrous 2013 shipping season.
(Atwater Village Newbie) High-tech electric car company Tesla has spent the year fighting with a huge number of states over their preferred business model: the company sells vehicles directly to consumers, instead of going through the traditional dealer route.
(ChrisGoldNY)For those who don’t live in California, it might seem like the drought is only a problem in that state — ‘Their lawns may be brown but mine’s not, so who cares?
(thisisbossi) While we continue to wait for the Senate to take up a bill that would make it possible for borrowers to refinance private and federal student, one bank is taking matters into its own hands.
If you went out for your morning coffee today, whether you paid for it or got a freebie from McDonald’s, did you think to yourself, “this disposable paper cup is nice, but it’s so wasteful”?