By ABC News

Made in America
Apr 18, 2014 6:32pm

Umbrella Man Has It Made In the Shade

By Bryan Hacken and Mark Ellwood In a world of manufacturing where machines are taking over, and it seems like everything has been outsourced, one man refuses to give in. His name is Barnett Brickner. Brickner has been spent over 40 years behind a nondescript… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 18, 2014 8:12am

Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business

  Morning Money Memo: Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart’s announcement that it’s entering the market has left competitors shaking in their boots. The new service will be introduced next week, and Walmart says it will cut fees for customers by… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Apr 17, 2014 5:00pm

Lowe’s Settles EPA Lead Paint Violations By Its Contractors

WASHINGTON — Home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint. The retail chain was also unable to provide documentation proving some contractors employed by… Read More »

Consumer Report
Apr 17, 2014 7:59am

Barbie Sales Slump, Soda Loses Fizz, Google Stumbles

  Morning Money Memo: The corporate earnings season is still young, but the latest reports are already revealing some striking trends. Troubles in toyland are among them. Mattel’s report reveals that weak Barbie sales are one reason for its unexpected first-quarter loss. Toymakers are facing… Read More »

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 »

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 »