By Van Scott

Jan 21, 2015 12:58pm

‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Improves the Most Year-to-Year in Total Viewers (+10%)

“World News Tonight” is Up in Adults 25-54 (+2%) from the Year Ago Week Season to Date, “World News Tonight” Grows the Most Across All Key Metrics – Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%) “World News Tonight” is Delivering its Largest… Read More »

Jan 21, 2015 11:32am

Low Oil Price Brings Layoffs at Energy Firm Baker Hughes (BHI)

Morning Money Memo … Falling gasoline prices may be great for consumers, but they’re tough on energy firms and their workers. The latest layoffs announcement comes from the oilfield services firm Baker Hughes, which plans to cut 7,000 employees — 11 percent of its workforce…. Read More »

Jan 20, 2015 10:30am

Amazon (AMZN) Movie Plans Shake Up Hollywood

It’s all about the future. So let’s look ahead. Amazon Plans Movies Amazon Studios is branching out from the small screen to big screen, announcing plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming. The online giant says… Read More »

Jan 13, 2015 10:14am

When a Penny Is Worth $2.5 Million

Monday Morning Memo: You may want to pinch those pennies, literally! You never know when you might get lucky and land a 1792 Birch penny, valued at a whopping $2.5 million. A California-based coin collector reportedly spent the paltry sum on the celebrated coin, of… Read More »

Jan 7, 2015 8:44am

Keurig Brews Deal With Dr. Pepper Snapple

Morning Money Memo… If you like single-shot coffee pods, are you ready for home-made soda drinks?  Keurig Green Mountain has struck a deal with Dr. Pepper Snapple to make single-serve capsules for use in its soon-to-be released cold beverage system. The companies aren’t saying much… Read More »

Jan 6, 2015 10:28am

Petco Clears Its Shelves of Treats From China

Morning Money Memo… Some treats might bring nothing but misery. The pet food and accessory chain Petco has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007…. Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 9:04am

2014: It’s Been a Brilliant Year for Investors

Morning Money Memo…. Take a look at your 401(k) fund statement: 2014 has been a very good year for most investors and businesses. The S&P 500 big stock index is up more than 12.5 percent. Stock returns are usually far stronger than keeping your money… Read More »

Dec 30, 2014 10:40am

Tech Bubble Talk Evokes the 2000 Boom and Bust

Morning Money Memo: Are we heading into another tech bubble?  Some investment experts are warning that some technology companies are overvalued, bringing back memories of the Nasdaq bubble in 2000. “There are some pockets of exuberance,” Scott Kupor of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz… Read More »

Dec 29, 2014 6:28pm

Christmas Parcel Delivery Improves Over 2013

Morning Money Memo… The Christmas parcel rush went much better than last year, when bad weather contributed to major shipping snafus. But how did retailers do with their late promises to customers? The online commerce research firm StellaService did a performance test on 40 large… Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 9:23am

Gift Cards, Returns Combine for 2nd-Best Shopping Day

Morning Money Memo: Let’s call it “Bringback Friday.” Retailers are expecting the second busiest shopping day of the year today, as stores prepare for an onslaught of post-Christmas shoppers preparing to buy or return their gifts from Santa. Millions of less-than-satisfied gift receivers will look… Read More »