Feb 3, 2014 8:46am

Why Your Next Tweet Could Be Worth $1.5M

Morning Money Memo… Your next tweet could be worth a $1.5 million. The online insurance company Esurance will give away the money to a lucky person who tweets a message with the hashtag #esurancesave30 by tomorrow. This may be the largest cash prize ever in… Read More »

By Suzan Clarke

Jan 31, 2014 9:46am

Man Calls Number in Old Spice Ad, Gets Huge Surprise

Scott Knowlton was watching an Old Spice commercial and saw a female character in the spot scribble her phone number down for a man. The number? 866-617-4247. Knowlton, a movie buff, said since the number didn’t have the “555″ exchange that often signals the fakes… Read More »

Jan 31, 2014 9:24am

Amazon Sales Soar, But Profits Don’t

Morning Money Memo… Yes, it sells us almost everything. But why doesn’t Amazon make more money as the world’s biggest online retailer? Despite massive sales and revenue growth of 20 percent during the fourth quarter, Amazon earned only $239 million. Its operating margin was just… Read More »

Jan 30, 2014 1:22pm

One Manning Aims for Super Bowl, the Other Dog Bowl

Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants and younger brother to Peyton Manning, who will compete in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, may be using the off-season for some downtime but his dog is getting a mega workout. In addition to being a celebrity spokesman… Read More »

Jan 30, 2014 7:58am

Target Reveals Source of Massive Card Hack

Morning Money Memo Target, which was hit hard by a recent data breach, says investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems. They stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for… Read More »

Jan 29, 2014 5:00am

‘Dangerous Grounds’ Star Reveals What Coffee Trend Irks Him Most

Todd Carmichael, founder of La Colombe coffee company, scours the world for the best coffee that you can find in highfalutin restaurants belonging to Gordon Ramsay, Mario Batali and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In the first episode of season two of “Dangerous Grounds,” his reality television show… Read More »

Jan 28, 2014 8:24am

What’s Greasing Wall Street’s Slide

Morning Money Memo… Was last year’s 30 percent jump for the stock market a case of too much too soon? That’s what many investors are wondering today. The start of this year on Wall Street is looking a little bit like a morning hangover after… Read More »

Jan 27, 2014 8:03am

Stocks Struggle Again After Rough Week

Morning Money Memo… Was last week’s stock market plunge just a two-day tumble or a true sign of worry? Some market watchers say the rout is a buying opportunity, pointing to signs of improvement for both the US economy and Japan’s return to growth. Stock… Read More »

Jan 23, 2014 8:30am

Subscription Levels Are Latest Netflix Blockbuster

Morning Money Memo… More than ever, Americans are streaming TV shows and movies. The great shift in consumer habits is the reason why Netflix shares soared more than 16 percent after its new quarterly sales and profits report was released. Four million new subscribers signed… Read More »

Jan 21, 2014 8:15am

Why Canada’s Credit Cards Are Smarter Than US Cards

Morning Money Memo… Will the massive security breach at Target lead to new chip technology and pin numbers for U.S. credit cards? Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel wants banks and retailers to approve changes. In Europe and Canada cards already have smart chips installed and readers… Read More »