Companies Consumer Report
Apr 16, 2014 8:07am

‘Heartbleed’ Hackers Hit Two Websites

Morning Money Memo… Canadian taxpayers and British parents may be among the first victims of the Heartbleed bug. Canada’s tax agency says 900 social insurance numbers were stolen by hackers exploiting the bug. A popular British website for parents, Mumsnet, says cyber thieves may have… Read More »

Companies
Apr 15, 2014 2:06pm

The Inspiration Behind the Viral Ad for #WorldsToughestJob

The viral ad that has made mothers everywhere cry and children everywhere remember they need to buy their mom a Mother’s Day card had an unlikely start. The advertising agency writer who came up with the idea to present being a mom as a thankless… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 15, 2014 8:43am

No Time to Waste on Tax Returns

  Morning Money Memo: The clock is ticking down on the deadline to file your 2013 tax returns. You must file something by midnight or face a penalty. April 15 is when the bill is due for any taxes owed. “The late payment penalties that… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 14, 2014 9:05am

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Morning Money Memo: Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written largely by staffers for… Read More »

By ABC News

Consumer Report
Apr 14, 2014 7:39am

5 Common Confidence Mistakes Women Make, and the Confidence Quiz

ABC News’ Claire Shipman reports: We all know those familiar, frustrating feelings.  We’re afraid to speak up at a meeting because we aren’t sure what we have to say is perfect.  And then a few minutes later, a male colleague says exactly what we had… Read More »

Consumer Report Economy
Apr 11, 2014 5:40pm

Hoping to Speak to IRS Agent About Taxes? Be Prepared to Wait

The US government wants your tax dollars but if you call in with a question — ie., about how to fill out specific forms — good luck getting an answer. Your wait time could be between 30 minutes and an hour. Talk about a taxing… Read More »

By ABC News

Economy
Apr 11, 2014 10:07am

High-Priced Wine Boom in China? That’s Rich, Some Say

By Geraldine Ding BEIJING – China is now the second-biggest consumer of high-priced wine in the world, according to a  report in the South China Morning Post. Already the world’s largest red wine consumer, drinkers in the country now trail only those in the U.S…. Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 11, 2014 8:31am

Wall Street Chill

Morning Money Memo: Is it sentiment or fundamentals? That’s the question facing Wall Street after a sharp stock market sell-off. The Nasdaq index dropped 3.1 percent Thursday, its biggest decline in nearly two and a half years. Stock futures fell again this morning. Many of… Read More »

Economy
Apr 10, 2014 4:37pm

3 Ways Countries and Companies Are Making the Work Day Work For You

What if there was a way to make your work day work for you? For people who have trouble unplugging from their smartphones and can’t stop themselves from working on weekends, here are three innovative ways some companies — and even countries — are stepping… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 10, 2014 9:14am

Obamacare May Cut Auto Insurance Rates, Study Says

Morning Money Memo… Obamacare may lower the cost of car insurance. A new study from the respected RAND Corporation says the price of several different types of coverage, including business liability, workers’ compensation and auto insurance may be reduced. That’s because those policies often pay… Read More »