Companies Consumer Report
Sep 15, 2014 9:15am

KFC-Owner Yum Brands (YUM) Tries Saigon Street Food

    Morning Money Memo: Is America ready for Saigon street food? Yum Brands – the owners of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC – is betting that many people will like the taste of banh mi sandwiches, Asian salads and wok-fried food. Yum opened… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 11, 2014 9:05am

Why Falling Gas Prices Have Further to Go

Morning Money Memo… There’s good news about the cost of energy: It’s getting cheaper. The cost of oil has been falling for weeks on global markets. West Texas crude is now just under $91 a barrel. The International Energy Agency has again cut its oil… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 10, 2014 8:39am

Dollar General (DG) Goes Hostile in Buyout Bid

Morning Money Memo: The polite fight over Family Dollar may be about to get down and dirty. Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid after repeated rejections of previous offers by its rival. In July, Family Dollar accepted a smaller buyout offer… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 9, 2014 9:03am

Home Depot (HD) Hack Could Be Biggest Card Breach Ever

  Morning Money Memo: The huge hacking attack against Home Depot’s payment systems could turn out to be the biggest breach of any retailer’s data so far. The company confirmed the data break-in but did not say how many credit and data cards are affected…. Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 8, 2014 8:41am

Here’s What to Expect From Apple (AAPL) Announcement

  Morning Money Memo: Apple’s big event Tuesday comes at a crucial time for the world’s most successful and highly valued computer company. A new iPhone 6 is expected to be announced along with a larger phone to compete with the popular big-screen Samsung Galaxy…. Read More »

By ABC News

Consumer Report
Sep 5, 2014 9:19am

August Jobs Numbers Disappoint

Morning Money Memo… ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: August jobs numbers fell below expectations as the economy added 142,000 new jobs last month, falling below the 200,000 projected. It is the first time in seven months that the U.S. economy has failed to add at least… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 4, 2014 8:41am

Lego Ascends Brick by Brick to No. 1 Toy Firm

  Morning Money Memo: Move over Mattel. There is a new titan in the toy industry. Lego has become the world’s largest toy maker thanks to the success of “The Lego Movie” – one the year’s top box office hits – and the products associated… Read More »

By ABC News

Companies
Sep 3, 2014 4:50pm

Popular US Eyewear Brand Sees Business Booming

In Randolph, Massachusetts, population 32,000, the sign says it all: RandolphUSA. There, workers make the sunglasses that US fighter pilots have worn for nearly 40 years. “That’s our heritage,” said Peter Waszkiewicz, CEO of Randolph Engineering. “People don’t realize what goes into making a pair of… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 3, 2014 8:59am

Apple (AAPL), Home Depot (HD) Tread Lightly on Hacking Attacks

Morning Money Memo: Don’t blame us. That’s what Apple is saying in a very carefully worded statement about the hacking of nude photos of celebrities. “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Sep 2, 2014 8:29am

Dollar General (DG) Ups Offer in Battle for Family Dollar (FDO)

  Morning Money Memo: It’s the battle of the dollar stores. Dollar General has boosted its bid for smaller rival Family Dollar, offering $80 a share in a deal that would be worth more than $9 billion. Family Dollar rejected an earlier bid from the… Read More »