Category Archives: CNN – Business

Apple Watches and iPhones could be used to detect a leading cause of strokes

Apple Watches and iPhones could be used to detect a leading cause of strokes

Apple is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to reduce the risk of strokes in senior citizens. J&J and Apple announced Tuesday that US citizens over the age of 65 (with a traditional Medicare plan) will be eligible to participate in clinical research through the Heartline Study app on iPhones. They’ll also have access to heart…MORE

Natural grocery stores are at risk as organic goes mainstream

Natural grocery stores are at risk as organic goes mainstream

In the span of just eight days, two natural and organic grocery chains filed for bankruptcy. The one-two-punch of insolvencies at Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare came at a time when natural foods grocers no longer serve as the gatekeepers for the health-centric products they sell. Once-niche organic products have gone mainstream. It’s the conventional…MORE

Procter & Gamble launches a new cleaning brand that disinfects without wiping

Procter & Gamble launches a new cleaning brand that disinfects without wiping

Procter & Gamble is introducing a new cleaning brand that the consumer product giant hopes will be its latest hit. On Monday, P&G, the manufacturer of big brands like Bounty, Charmin and Febreze, announced the launch of Microban 24, a line of surface antibacterial cleaning products that the company says kills bacteria for 24 hours.…MORE

Wall Street’s UFO sighting: More to space stocks than Virgin Galactic

Wall Street’s UFO sighting: More to space stocks than Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has been on a tear this year. The stock is up 200% so far in 2020 and even rallied Monday as the Dow plummeted more than 1,000 points. Apparently in space, nobody can hear you scream coronavirus (or bubble). Virgin Galactic will report its latest quarterly results after the closing bell…MORE

This is Amazon’s newest grocery store concept

This is Amazon’s newest grocery store concept

Amazon owns around 500 Whole Foods stores. But the company’s plan to win more of America’s grocery spending stretches far beyond operating an organic chain. Amazon on Tuesday announced the opening of a new, larger Amazon Go cashier-less grocery store in downtown Seattle, the company’s hometown. It’s the latest step in Amazon’s grocery push and…MORE

Dow tumbles 400 points as coronavirus fears continue

Dow tumbles 400 points as coronavirus fears continue

Turnaround Tuesday didn’t happen for stocks. US markets are back in the red, adding to their sharp losses Monday amid coronavirus fears. The Dow shed as many as 435 points, or 1.5%, around midday, while the broader S&P 500 was down 1.2%.The Nasdaq Composite also fell 1%. Economists remain worried about the economic fallout from…MORE

Investors are running for cover. Can stocks bounce back?

Investors are running for cover. Can stocks bounce back?

It’s a reckoning in global markets. Investors had been too sanguine on the risk for the coronavirus to dent global growth. Faced with new cases in Italy and South Korea, strains in global supply chains and new profit warnings, investors ran for cover. In classic risk-off mode, investors sold stocks and bought bonds and gold…MORE

Colgate toothpaste goes vegan, organic and all-natural

Colgate toothpaste goes vegan, organic and all-natural

Colgate has unveiled a line of organic, vegan, gluten-free products that have no preservatives, artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors. They sound like part of the latest natural food trend … but the products are toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrushes. Colgate-Palmolive on Monday announced the launch of Colgate Zero products, which appear to be aimed at the…MORE

Biotech company Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is ready for first tests

Biotech company Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is ready for first tests

US biotech firm Moderna has shipped an experimental coronavirus vaccine to US government researchers just six weeks after it started working on the immunization. Initial trials of the potential vaccine could begin in April, but the process of testing and approvals would last at least a year. Moderna said in a statement Monday that the…MORE

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Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dear Dave, My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered…

How to Budget in the New Year     

How to Budget in the New Year     

We all love a good New Year’s celebration, but with it comes the reminder of goals, responsibilities, and resolutions for the upcoming year. And if you’re like most people, somewhere in the middle of all your resolutions is money—as in, the desire to manage it better.