May 9, 2014 8:51am

Why Apple May Buy Beats

  Morning Money Memo: Apple used to be cool all on its own. So does it really need to spend more than $3 billion to bolster its street cred? That’s what some Wall Street analysts are wondering. The Financial Times says Apple is “closing in”… Read More »

By ABC News

May 9, 2014 7:54am

‘GMA’ Swims With Sharks: Lara Spencer’s ‘Shark Tank’ Pitch for Cocktail Lovers

“Good Morning America” is swimming with the sharks of “Shark Tank,” the hit ABC show that gives people one shot to sell their idea for a new product or service to the panel of business moguls. George Stephanopoulos was the first “GMA” anchor to jump… Read More »

By Mary Godie

May 8, 2014 5:54pm

How Online Marketers Use Your Personal Data to Set Prices

Most people who walk into the same store on the same day, expect to pay the same price if they pick out the same item. But it’s a whole different story for online shoppers. Many online marketers are changing the price in a flash to… Read More »

May 7, 2014 8:11am

Alibaba Poised to Launch ‘Granddaddy of All IPOs’

Morning Money Memo: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s plans to sell shares to the public could turn into the largest IPO in U.S. history. “This is going to be the granddaddy of all IPOs,” predicted Sam Hamedah, CEO of PrivCo, which researches major privately held corporations…. Read More »

May 6, 2014 8:15am

Google and Amazon in Same-Day Delivery Duel

  Morning Money Memo: Google wants to be your same-day shopping delivery firm, stepping up the competition with its huge rival, Amazon. Google is expanding its service to Manhattan and West Los Angeles. Amazon is offering same-day shipping in 12 cities after adding Dallas and… Read More »

May 5, 2014 8:07am

Starbucks’ Sales Growth Feeding Off ‘Secret Menu’

  Morning Money Memo: Starbucks’ use of a “secret menu” to create buzz among young consumers is working. While McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Brands – its leading competitors in the quick-serve industry – struggle with flat sales, Starbucks continues to innovate and prosper. Sales at restaurants… Read More »

By Alan Farnham

May 2, 2014 11:42am

Where Did I Park? Google Knows

Google, aspiring to be ever more helpful, can now remind you where you parked your car. A feature of Google Now keeps track of your motion — provided you’ve enabled it. When you park your car and proceed on foot, it notes your change in… Read More »

May 2, 2014 9:31am

April Jobs Report: US Hiring Jumps but the Right Skills in Short Supply

Morning Money Memo: The jobs market shook off the winter chills, and showed clear signs of improvement last month. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent, the lowest in more than five years. The Labor Department says employers added 288,000, the… Read More »

By ABC News

May 2, 2014 7:33am

‘GMA’ Swims With Sharks: Ginger Zee’s ‘Shark Tank’ Pitch for Braving the Weather

“Good Morning America” is swimming with the sharks of “Shark Tank,” the hit ABC show that gives people one shot to sell their idea for a new product or service to the panel of business moguls. George Stephanopoulos was the first “GMA” anchor to jump… Read More »

May 1, 2014 8:30am

CSX Rail Car Accident Sparks Calls for Reform

Morning Money Memo… The latest explosion involving train cars carrying large amounts of crude oil may help lead to tougher U.S. safety regulations. “This is another national wake-up call,” Jim Hall, a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said of the crash in… Read More »