Costco adjusting offerings amid strong sales and dropping stock

Among publicly owned retail stores, Costco is in a unique place. The store makes much of its income from membership fees. Though stock prices are dropping, quarterly sales results are strong — and Costco is making some adjustments to its offerings. Costco’s quarterly results Costco, publicly traded on Wall Street, recently released its quarterly results.
The Monopoly Man is out of money. His demotivational poster reads: “College Tuition: Start saving now so you can retire by age 100.”

Eight percent UC tuition hike approved for fall 2011

Higher education is an expensive proposition, and thanks to the UC Board of Regents, it’s going to become more expensive for students to obtain a University of California education. According to the Associated Press, a plan was approved today that will raise student tuition by 8 percent in fall 2011. Financial aid offerings will be
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iPad update | Countdown to new features and functionality

Sometime in the next few weeks, an iPad update will be made available. This iOS 4.2 update will change minor things on iPod and iPhone. iOS 4 will bring big changes to the iPad slate computer, however. iPad update will include new features When the iPad was released, it shipped with iOS 4.1. While iOS
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Sony sued over Playstation Network hack that exposed millions

The data breach of the Sony Playstation Network has exposed millions of users to possible identity theft. Experts call it one of the biggest data hacks in recorded history, possibly opening 77 million people up to identity theft, and Sony is scrambling to fix the problem. The company has been slapped with a class action
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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Picks Safest Vehicles

27 vehicles make Top Safety Picks list The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has come out with its annual list of Top Safety Picks. Eight SUVs and 19 cars have been given Top Safety Pick awards for 2010. People who want to make sure they’re getting the safest cars before filling out a personal loan

Market Response, Impulse, Emergency Money and Bad Investing

Mistakes in the recession Responses to the market collapse, investing impulsively, emergency money, and bad investing make up the top regrets of the recession. Consumers are weighing in on how well they fared throughout the recession on each one and learning lessons from their responses. Now that the recession is considered to be over, it’s

One to grow on: Top 5 ways to spend your lunch hour

Make it a positive space for self-enrichment What’s it going to be for lunch? You do have a lunch hour, don’t you? Or at least a lunch period? Some people use their lunch time at work to catch up on errands and E-mails. Others actually eat their lunch. I find myself surfing the Net more

Installment Loans, Planning and Vendors are Just the Beginning

The rigors of business ownership In the midst of installment loans, business plans and day-to-day management, business owners can be swamped with decisions. A lot can fall through the cracks when it comes to owning a business and keeping it safe from thieves. With the growing amount of internet business activity, more owners are falling
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Independa Inc. nominated for San Diego EvoNexus assistance

While assistance with operating capital is an essential part of cultivating a new business, there are other means through which a community can foster startup incubation. According to the San Diego Business Journal, a health information technology startup called Independa Inc. has been nominated for San Diego’s EvoNexus business incubator program. The facility, technology and
A young daughter at work with dad in what appears to be a home office. On Bring Your Child to Work Day 2010, that counts just as much as an office outside the home.

Bring Your Child to Work Day 2010 | Teaching for life

Today is Bring Your Child to Work Day 2010. It has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April since 1993, although it has gone by different names. Originally it was known as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, but by 2003 it was expanded to include boys. The original designation of daughters only, according
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Viper SmartStart Cell Phone App Gets Drivers Going

App lets you start car remotely The Viper SmartStart is a new smartphone application that lets you start, lock, unlock and turn on your car’s alarm system from far away. The app is available on iPhone and iPod touch. Though users can download the app and use it for a year for free, it only
Highway sign welcoming drivers to Arkansas, “The Natural State.”

Arkansas cracks down on online payday lenders, consumer choice

Payday lending has been outlawed in Arkansas since 2009, but that hasn’t stopped some consumers in need from looking to online payday loans funded from outside the state. Unfortunately, freedom of choice isn’t viewed kindly by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, reports the Arkansas News. McDaniel’s office obtained court orders barring two online payday lenders
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Continental, United airlines to become largest airline in world

Forget taking out  Personal Installment Loans to pay for your carry-on luggage or Same Day Loans for a pillow on your next flight. The concern now is: what airline will you be flying on? Will you be flying Continental or United? Both. Yes, Continental and United airlines are combining into the world’s largest airline. What
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Android vs iPhone: Droid outsells iPhone in Q1

The iPhone vs. Android battle just got more interesting as the underdog Android phone outsold Apple’s iPhone in first quarter 2010 U.S. smartphone sales. Android won this most recent iPhone vs. Android battle, but Apple is still winning the iPhone vs. Android war. Apple enjoys a huge lead in total smartphone sales over Android. Blackberry
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Save Money on Your Next Vehicle by Purchasing a Rental Car

Rental Car Availability Every year, rental car agencies sell the older vehicles in their rental fleets and restock with the newest models. Larry Lovejoy of Automobile Consumer Services Corp (ACS) states, “These cars can be a great deal for the average buyer. They have been well-maintained, so in essence you are buying a nearly-new car
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We Need Money to Make Money

Ambition Makes Money When we consider what qualities define who we are, we often think of ambition. The most ambitious of us do anyway, because we believe that ambition is one of the key differences that will allow us to become the cream of the crop. We are full of plans and ideas that will