Business

Starbucks mobile phone payments going live in all US stores

All U.S. Starbucks stores are going to be accepting payments via your Starbucks Card app on your mobile phone -- but is there a security issue?
Starbucks Card

Amazon and Texas duking it out over sales tax obligations

The Texas Comptroller sent a $600 million sales tax bill to Amazon, but Amazon says its distribution center does not count as a "location."
Amazon

Reno microlending program targets unbankable businesses

A new financing program in Reno is targeting businesses that have been denied financing from traditional loans, but the money is going fast.
Microfinance

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

St. Louis BOOST Loan helps businesses buy real estate

St. Louis businesses in need of 20-year installment loans should look to St. Louis BOOST loans to get a leg up on real estate buys.
Nighttime photo of the St. Louis skyline.

Quick Loans – How Quick is Quick?

Any person in need of money needs it quick. It is difficult to gauge urgency, but it is clear that lenders have changed the way quick loans are issued.
How fast do you need quick loans? This fast? (Photo: flickr.com)

Cutting Corners Without Affecting Quality Or Service

Money is tight, and profits are dwindling, but instead of worrying, why not get active with changes that can help the bottom line?
Help your employees be more efficient.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Company stock tanks as BP criminal investigation begins

The outlook for BP worsens as a BP criminal investigation has begun and BP stock has plummeted since the oil rig explosion. READ MORE...
Oil spill in water

King Pharmaceuticals to be bought out by Pharma giant Pfizer

In order to head off the loss of income that results from the "patent cliff," Pfizer is purchasing painkiller maker King Pharmaceuticals...
EipPen

Millions of Microsoft shares dumped by Bill Gates in 2010

Bill Gates has been dumping shares of Microsoft stock as he watches his company become an also-ran under CEO Steve Ballmer.
Photo of Bill Gates

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Loss of refund cash advance product cuts H&R Block revenues

As a result of being forced to stop offering a cash advance against tax refunds, H&R Block has been losing revenue this tax season.
Tax preparation

Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch ushers in commercial spaceflight

The Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch Friday represents a major step away from NASA toward the commercialization of spaceflight. READ MORE...
The Space X Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at night

Investment firm Terra Firma loses lawsuit over EMI

A jury has found that Citigroup did not lie to the head of Terra Firma's investment group. This means EMI will continue to hemorrhage money.
Lily Allen on EMI

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

New Say on Pay rule gives shareholders vote on CEO compensation

The Say on Pay rule the SEC approved Wednesday as part of the Dodd-Frank Act lets shareholders decide whether CEOs are worth their salaries.
executive pay

Vision Airlines | US Government flies Russian spies in style

While Russia chose a government plane for a spy swap, the U.S. government chose private charter company Vision Airlines. Why? READ ON...
Tarmac

Trapster Helps Avoid Expensive Tickets

I think Trapster developer Pete Tenereillo really missed out on a fortune by not charging for this app. He'd be a multimillionaire...
Trapster puts the power to avoid police in your hands. Image from Flikr.

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Marijuana growers unionizing under Teamsters banner

In California, 40 marijuana growers have joined the Teamsters Union. This is the first case of unionized marijuana growers in U.S. history…
The Teamsters Union logo with a picture of cannabis leaves superimposed on top.

Does the Declining Dollar Affect You?

The dollar has been declining against foreign currencies over the last few years and has recently hit new lows against the euro. What does a weak dollar mean?
It was designed to break your heart. And its falling value has an impact on all our lives. (Photo: flickr.com)