Author Archives: John Natale

Why paper books are overtaking e-books

Stocks fell after Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said the U.S. economy is ready for a short-term interest-rate hike in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Looking onward to the Fed’s September meeting, Lockhart said “It … Continue reading

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New study: Why 69% dislike “Download our app” pages

Stocks ended mixed as investors weighed modest second-quarter GDP growth and a new batch of earnings reports. The Dow slipped 5 points, with 16 of its 30 components advancing. The S&P 500 Index added less than a point, and the … Continue reading

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How Google uses free samples to nab cloud customers

Stocks rebounded as investors shifted their focus from China’s stock market struggles to U.S. companies’ positive earnings reports. Also on investors’ radars: this week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting, which wraps up tomorrow and could offer clues on when the Fed … Continue reading

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Frequent flyer finds IT bug, wins a million miles

Stocks advanced as companies issued upbeat earnings reports and investors watched promising developments between Greece and its creditors. The Dow rose 70 points, with 26 of its 30 components gaining. The S&P 500 Index increased by 16 points, and the … Continue reading

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Willpower apps to stop us from checking our phones

Stocks extended their rally as U.S. investors weighed new economic data and earnings results. On the world stage, Greece’s finance ministry sent the nation’s bailout deal to the Greek parliament, and the U.S. and five world powers reached an agreement … Continue reading

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How Millennial investors can manage volatility rather than avoid it

Do a Google search on Millennial investors and you’ll find a fairly cookie-cutter assortment of results. They’re making huge mistakes. They’re afraid of the stock market. They’re never going to have enough saved for retirement. Their fate is certain doom. … Continue reading

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Will Starbucks cold brew win despite price hikes?

Stocks started the day strong, fueled by momentum from China’s market rebound. However, big gains from earlier today were pared by ongoing concerns over China’s long-term prospects as well as Greece’s impending deadline for a bailout proposal. All indexes closed … Continue reading

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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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