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SuperShuttle airport business is shutting down for good at the end of the year

SuperShuttle airport business is shutting down for good at the end of the year

Commuter company SuperShuttle, which has ferried fliers to and from dozens of airports since 1983, said it will shut down permanently effective December 31. The shuttle bus service got its start taking passengers to and from Los Angeles International Airport, and eventually its blue and yellow vans serviced more than 100 cities worldwide, from Cleveland…MORE

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

The digital news employees at NBC News voted to form a union on Friday. Ballots from a vote conducted earlier this month were tallied and the result was revealed at the National Labor Relations Board’s office in New York City. The union told CNN Business the final vote count was 90-40. The union covers about…MORE

This app completely disrupted the trading industry

This app completely disrupted the trading industry

Robinhood’s free-trading ethos turned the online brokerage industry on its head. Established players were forced to rewrite their business models by abolishing commissions. The extreme disruption even prompted the blockbuster merger of industry leaders Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade. Robinhood, the zero-commission online broker that recently surpassed 10 million users, is celebrating the rapid change…MORE

Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants

Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants

A stroll through the show floor this week at Sin City’s convention center felt like your garden-variety glitzy business expo, except for the plentiful portrayals of cannabis leaves. MJBizCon, cannabis’ biggest trade show, is slick, well-heeled, popular and professional. It’s a stark reminder of how this fast-growing — yet still federally illicit — sector has…MORE

“We’re on deadline”: The Newseum is closing down after 12 years in Washington

“We’re on deadline”: The Newseum is closing down after 12 years in Washington

The Newseum is about to close its doors. On Wednesday, the soaring Pennsylvania Avenue building dedicated to the First Amendment held its final public event. And on New Year’s Eve the museum will shut down after twelve years in Washington. It previously operated nearby in Rosslyn, Virginia. “We’re on deadline,” the museum’s website says, urging…MORE

Can ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ repeat box office history?

Can ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ repeat box office history?

“Jumanji: The Next Level” is targeting a $45 million opening when it debuts nationwide this weekend. Sony Pictures is more conservative, predicting a $35 million debut instead. Both numbers are impressive for a film opening in early December, a typically slow time of the year for the box office before the busy holiday season. But…MORE

Stocks whipsawed following news of a US-China trade deal

Stocks whipsawed following news of a US-China trade deal

Stocks were flat Friday after Chinese officials said that a phase one deal had been reached with the United States that would avert an escalation of the trade war and higher tariffs that were set to kick in on Sunday. President Trump confirmed the news in a series of tweets. It was a choppy day…MORE

Hasbro rolls out official Baby Yoda toys

Hasbro rolls out official Baby Yoda toys

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for. Hasbro, the toymaker, announced that Baby Yoda toys and collectible figures are finally available for purchase, and they’re starting at $9.99. That’s right — the cutest alien in the galaxy could soon be yours, filling our homes with joy and adorableness. The toys are now available for pre-order,…MORE

Investors are getting exactly what they want for the holidays

Investors are getting exactly what they want for the holidays

Happy Friday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Uncertainty regarding two of the biggest headwinds facing the global economy — trade and Brexit — appeared to lift on Friday, clearing the way for investors to pile into the…MORE

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Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong By Christy Wright Can you believe there are only three months left in 2019? It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my boys from their last day of school before summer break. Now, suddenly, we’re in the middle of holidays-are-just-around-the-corner craziness! I think the hardest part…

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dear Dave, I know you talk about having an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside. My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on exactly how much we should set aside for emergencies. How do you determine the exact amount? Erin   Dear Erin, The exact you amount…

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dear Dave, I’m new to investing, and recently I began putting money into growth stock mutual funds inside a Roth IRA. On my last statement, it said that my investment had grown. Can you explain how it grew? Matt   Dear Matt, In most cases, you’ll have anywhere from 90 to 200 different company’s stocks…

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one By Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to…