Author Archives: John Natale

25% visitor drop for online travel agencies?

Stocks rebounded after Greece promised its creditors new economic reform proposals, rekindling the stalled negotiation process for a potential bailout deal. The Dow rose 93 points, with 22 of its 30 components gaining; the S&P 500 Index added 12 points; … Continue reading

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Behold, the amazing in-flight Wi-Fi ROI calculator

Stocks declined as investors focused on Greece and kept an eye on China’s efforts to stabilize its stock market. The Dow fell 46 points, with 24 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index lost 8 points; and the … Continue reading

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The ultimate July Fourth checklist

U.S. stocks erased early gains, as investors kept an eye on Greece. While Greek voters prepare for Sunday’s referendum, the IMF said today the nation requires a comprehensive debt restructuring and additional bailout of more than 60 billion euros ($66.6 … Continue reading

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How Greece’s capital controls hurt iCloud users

U.S. stocks ended ahead as Greece’s last-minute request for a third economic bailout was ill-received by European Union negotiators who watched the clock tick as the current bailout agreement was set to end. The Dow rose 23 points, with 16 … Continue reading

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Why radio stations love Facebook memes

Stocks finished lower as investors weighed positive data on U.S. consumer spending with continued uncertainty over whether Greece can strike a deal with its creditors. The Dow fell 75 points, with 25 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Can improv build funnier ad campaigns?

Stocks ended with modest gains as investors watched encouraging steps and setbacks in Greece’s debt negotiations. The Dow rose 24 points, with 16 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index added 1 point; and the Nasdaq gained 6. … Continue reading

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Amazon latest to become “Uber of” something

Stocks rallied on positive economic news and investor confidence following the Fed’s comments indicating a slower timeline for rate increases. The Dow jumped 180 points, with all 30 of its components advancing; the S&P 500 Index gained 20 points; and … Continue reading

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Hotels upgrade TVs to streaming era

Stocks advanced as investors continue focusing abroad to see if Greece can strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund before the nation’s bailout expires in two weeks. At home, the Federal Open Market Committee kicks off its two-day policy … Continue reading

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Disney unveils Star Wars vacation cruises

Stocks posted modest gains after retail sales data showed that consumer spending rose in March, April, and May. The market’s momentum slowed, however, after the International Monetary Fund said Greek debt negotiations stopped due to lack of progress. The Dow … Continue reading

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Today’s mobile ads: Inspired by silent films?

Stocks declined, led by technology shares, as investors continued weighing how May’s positive jobs report will affect the Fed’s timing for rate increases. The Dow fell 82 points, with 23 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index dropped … Continue reading

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