Square refuses to lose ground to Facebook in payments
Square, the startup that helped heat up the tech world's interest in mobile payments, seems determined not to lose ground to giant rivals like Facebook and Google, which are posing direct threats, Mashable reports.
In a move that could help improve its profitability, Square, the six-year-old... Read More
Burger King drops soft drinks from kids' meals
It's getting tougher for kids to get soft drinks at the fast-food joint, USA TODAY reports.
Burger King has dropped fountain drinks from its kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of Burger King Kids Meals. The stealth, unannounced move late last month by Burger King – under pressures... Read More
Why are dead people winning the lottery?
The New Jersey Lottery is paying out prizes to winners who use the Social Security numbers of dead people, a new state audit found.
In addition, the state agency doesn't always flag the winnings of people who owe back child support and other court-ordered debts as the law requires, USA TODAY reports.
Last... Read More
Apple to revamp its stores
USA TODAY reports tech giant Apple is reportedly planning an overhaul of its retail stores. Let's look at the tech stocks to watch Tuesday:
Apple. The man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is working on a revamp of Apple's retail presence.According to a profile in The New Yorker, Jony Ive is working with Apple... Read More
How Mom of Four Who Won $188M Powerball Plans to Spend the Money
Moms of the world, raise your hands: One of our own has hit the jackpot. Mother of four Marie Holmes reveals that she won $188 million with her Powerball ticket in the $564 million lottery drawing on Wednesday, Yahoo Parenting reports.
“I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and... Read More
Survey: Women don't like talking about their money
Women are willing to talk about a lot of things, but their financial situation isn't one of them, a new survey reveals.
USA TODAY reports four out of five women (80%) say they have refrained at some point from talking about their finances with family and friends, according to the survey of 1,542 women, ages 18... Read More
80 Monopoly sets made with real money inside
There can't be a Monopoly fan in the world who has not dreamed of one day playing a round with real money.
Now, for the 80th anniversary of the game's first appearance in France, manufacturers are providing exactly that -- at least for 80 lucky buyers, AFP reports.
Only one set will land the major jackpot, in... Read More
McDonald's Will Soon Accept Hugs As Payment
McDonald’s is taking love as legal tender.
As part of a promotional offer from Feb. 2 through Valentine’s Day, the fast-food behemoth will be accepting expressions of affection as payment for food. Winners will be randomly selected at pre-designated times at participating McDonald's locations, and a McDonald's... Read More
Apple rich enough to pay everyone $556
Apple’s (AAPL) printing money hand over fist. You knew that. What you may not know is that Apple has so much dough, it could afford to pay every man, woman and child in the U.S. $556. Each, USA TODAY reports.
Selling high-priced hardware – over and over again – is creating a wealth-making machine like the... Read More