Wreck it Ralph
Wreck it Ralph
If you're a server in Kansas City, you can count on the generosity of diners: The metro area ranks among the nation's best for average gratuity. That's according to data compiled by Square Inc., which provides transaction software and related credit card-processing equipment to retailers nationwide. Square culled the information from more than 2 million sellers who use the service nationwide. Check out the accompanying slide show to see where Kansas City ranks. Nationally, tips averaged 16.4 percent. The data came from retailers ranging from small businesses to one as large as Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM). Square's rankings included a list of all U.S. states as well as a separate list of the the
Enbridge Inc NYSE:ENB Score: Positive (69) 14 days at current score. Upgraded from Neutral on August 4th 2017 View full report here! Summary This company ranked positively compared to the Energy sector despite only 2 positive IHS Markit Categories
The release of A-level results tomorrow marks the point at which hundreds of thousands of young people begin their final preparations for university. The vast majority of those students will be taking out a student loan, whether it be to cover their tuition fees, living costs or both. Graduates pay back their loan, plus interest, out of the income they earn above a certain threshold.
Stocks dropped at the starting bell despite some strong early economic news Thursday, as disappointing earnings reports from Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Wal-Mart (WMT) compounded the market's reaction to Wednesday's release of Federal Reserve minutes and concerns over developments in Washington. XAutoplay: On | Off The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 shed 0.2% at the start of trade. The Nasdaq Composite dumped 0.2%, as Apple (AAPL) and the FANG stocks all posted moderate losses. Markets stalled Wednesday ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting, and just after news broke that the Trump administration had abandoned two key business councils manned
A former Mrs. America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a seven-day trial. Kline’s attorney argued to the jury that his client made a dumb mistake but that it was Macy’s fault for having such an easy return policy.
According to new data, diners in Mississippi and Arkansas are much more generous tippers than those in Tennessee. Mississippi tied for No. 7 in a national study, with its diners tipping 17 percent on average; diners in Arkansas tied for No. 10, generally tipping 16.9 percent. But, Tennessee tied for No. 42, with diners tipping an average of 15.9 percent. That's according to data compiled by Square Inc., which provides transaction software and related credit card-processing equipment to retailers throughout the United States. The analysis looked at millions of transactions. More than two million sellers use Square across the country. The national average of a tip was 16.4 percent. The data came
How much are you worth to your boss? If you're a typical Apple Inc. employee, you generate $1.9 million in revenue annually. Tech giants are among the best-performing companies overall when it comes to revenue per employee, according to two analyses
Former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey weighs in on the rise of ObamaCare premiums and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) single-payer plan.
Calls were made by a travel agency company named Resort Marketing Group, Inc. offering a free cruise from several cruise lines to callers. This includes cruises from Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:NCLH). A lawsuit over the free cruise calls claims that Resort Marketing broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with its calls and that the cruise lines should be held accountable.
Attackers have been phishing developers as a way of compromising Chrome extensions into spreading affiliate program ads that scare victims into paying for PC repairs. Proofpoint researcher Kafeine has identified six compromised Chrome extensions that have been recently modified by an attacker after phishing a developer's Google Account credentials. Web Developer 0.4.9, Chrometana 1.1.3, Infinity New Tab 3.12.3, CopyFish 2.8.5, Web Paint 1.2.1, and Social Fixer 20.1.1 were compromised in late July and early August. Kafeine believes TouchVPN and Betternet VPN were also comprised in late June with the same technique. The main intent of the attack on Chrome extension developers is to divert Chrome
Minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s meeting at the end of July, published this evening, showed a debate among policymakers over the effect rate hikes would have on inflation. Some officials had argued the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) "could afford to be patient under current circumstances in deciding when to increase the federal funds rate further" and said it should hold off on additional adjustments until "incoming information confirmed that the recent low readings on inflation were not likely to persist". Inflation has continued to lag the Fed’s target of 2pc, last month having risen by 0.1pc to take the year-on-year consumer price index to 1.7pc, prompting some to question whether the central bank should be raising rates.
Twelve years since the disappearance of Natalee Holloway during a high school graduation trip to Aruba made headlines around the world, there may be a new lead in the case.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares closed Tuesday at a fresh 52-week low of $78.04. XOM stock has been dead money for six months, but the past week’s slip finally pushed it into oversold territory again. Consider, for instance, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE), which is the undisputed king of energy-related funds.
If investing alongside whales is your thing, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) should be on your radar. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) is sinking its teeth into a massive position in BofA.
U.S. telecom behemoth AT&T Inc.’s T DirecTV deceptive advertising lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Mar 2015, is currently on trial in the federal court. The trial became functional from this Monday with opening arguments in U.S. District Court in Oakland, CA, and is scheduled to last 20 days. FTC lawyer Jacob A. Snow clearly pointed out that 33 consumers were deceived by the company during the span of 2007-2015. As a result of sign-ups and deceptive practices, DirecTV is estimated to have made $3.95 billion.
You'd think last Thursday's stock market shock would have investors betting on more price swings. Traders are instead using the 44% single-day spike in the CBOE Volatility Index — or VIX — as a reason to pile into wagers that the measure will come back down. Using exchange-traded notes, they've made their exposure $393 million more bearish on the VIX over the past week, according to data compiled by financial analytics firm S3 Partners.
‘Nuclear Showdown’ author Gordon Chang explains why North Korea may be backing down from its threat to bomb the U.S. territory of Guam.
(An Etihad Airbus A380.Etihad) Etihad Aviation Group holds equity stakes in seven airlines. Two of them, Air Berlin and Alitalia, are now bankrupt. The CEO behind the strategy has left Etihad. But some investments have paid off. Etihad's grand plan
Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other railroad workers to reduce costs. The cuts will eliminate about 8 percent of Union Pacific's managers. The railroad told the affected workers Wednesday that their jobs will be eliminated by mid-September. Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says that eliminating open positions through attrition and improving productivity isn't enough to cut costs. Most of the layoffs will be at the railroad's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, but they will affect Union Pacific's 23-state network. In the second quarter, Union Pacific had about 42,000 employees. Railroads have been under pressure to reduce costs because of weak growth in freight shipments overall
Dear Moneyologist, I became ill suddenly and had to retire at 62. When I was divorced at 45 I had nothing. I re-grouped, saved, saved and saved, put two children through college and rose through the ranks at work. When I retired, I had two years of expenses in an emergency fund (it is still there), zero credit-card debt and have lived very frugally on my small pension and Social Security Insurance since then. When I was making six figures at work, I took out credit cards to get miles, rewards etc. I have quite a few. Because I am not using them, I am getting annual fees (I have about 10). I want to cancel these accounts because I’m wasting $1,000 a year in credit cards fees, which is sinful to
Many traditional retailers are closing stores and blaming Amazon for a shift to buying goods online. Amazon has announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year. Trump has said that Amazon does not pay "Internet taxes," but it's unclear what he meant by that.
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The last time I looked at Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) it was fighting to hold $5 per share. Source: Philadelphia 76ers Via Flickr Our Richard Saintvilus had called $5 an important
Visitors to Barcelona may be expecting some hostility after the anti-tourism protests that have shaken one of Spain's biggest holiday destinations. On arriving at the city's airport, they may notice signs that all is not well. But any protesters with raised fists are more likely to be striking airport workers in pursuit of better pay and working conditions. Spanish Civil Guards have been called in to handle security as the indefinite stoppage goes on. Once the tourists arrive in the city centre, they are likely to notice anti-tourist graffiti or signs telling them that rents are now unaffordable for locals because of the demand for holiday accommodation. They may even be physically attacked,
There have been cases of fake solar eclipse glasses being sold online. This means that those using them may suffer serious eye injury when viewing the upcoming solar eclipse. A quick way to check for fake solar eclipse glasses is to put them on.
Tobacco giant Altria Group (MO) is expected to raise its dividend in the 7%-10% range as soon as next week. The company has a history of raising its dividend the third week in August. IHS Markit analyst Kun Pu thinks it could hike next Friday. She writes this week: Altria Group has consistently grown its quarterly dividends at least once a year for the past four decades, and we expect no exception. We project the company to declare a ~7% increase on a per share basis to $0.65 in Q3 2017. Our forecast is based on consensus earnings growth of ~8% and an expected payout range around 75-80%, in line with MO’s targeted 80%. MO has delivered, on average, a total shareholder return of ~30% via both