GANNETT Syndication Service

USATODAY - Money Top Stories

After nearly 35 years, HED Cycling continues to spin out innovation and growth

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:14:24 -0400

HED Cycling has grown from a two-person operation in a garage into a 50 employee manufacturing facility in the last 30+ years.


Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks, then don't act, new survey finds

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:49:47 -0400

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward. The survey found that 47 percent of small businesses reported that they had one attack in 2017, and 44 percent said they had two to four attacks.


What the Frylus? McDonald's giving away free 'Frylus' selfie accessories Thursday

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:56:02 -0400

With the purchase of a Quarter Pounder Thursday, get a free "Frylus" at more than 2,000 McDonald's locations nationwide. The giveaway is part of National Selfie Day.


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


Did home sales, housing starts bounce back in May? Upcoming reports should offer clues

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:00:04 -0400

A batch of reports on housing -- builder sentiment, housing starts and existing home sales -- highlights a light week of economic news this week.


The kind of plastic surgery people get depends on where they live -- study

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:53:18 -0400

Check out what are the most popular plastic surgery procedures in your region.


How Boxed CEO built a $100M+ company from his parents' garage

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:30:53 -0400

It wasn’t long ago that Boxed CEO Chieh Huang was running his startup his parent’s garage. Today, his wholesale ecommerce company generates north of $100 million in annual revenue


The grand look of Steinway pianos

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:17 -0400


15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:13:53 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


Microsoft, under fire for ICE deal, says it's 'dismayed' by family separations at border

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:01:29 -0400

Microsoft came under fire on social media for post saying it was "proud" of work by ICE, in conjunction with deal to use its software


Wealth of millionaires surges more than 10% to top $70 trillion for the first time

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:00:05 -0400

The combined wealth of the world’s millionaires rose for a sixth straight year and grew 10.6 percent to a record $70.2 trillion.


Man charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns at Walmart

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:57:09 -0400

A 23-year-old man has been accused of making fraudulent returns at 1,000+ different Walmart stores. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


Would you bid 420,000 miles to see a parked plane? These frequent-fliers did

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:55:09 -0400

Blockbuster bids to see a retired United Airlines Boeing 747 underscore emergence of experiential options for frequent-flier and travel loyalty programs.


McDonald's to test plastic-straw alternatives in U.S. later this year

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:26:52 -0400

In September, McDonald's restaurants in the U.K. and Ireland will begin switching to only paper straws, thanks to a successful test run.


Target brings new Heyday tech style accessories

Fri, 8 Jun 2018 19:59:30 -0400


Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, WHO says, but some health experts don't agree

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:50:30 -0400

WHO officially classifies video game addiction as a mental health condition called 'gaming disorder' Monday. But a some mental health experts don't agree.


Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany as Volkswagen emissions scandal lingers

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:28:56 -0400

The CEO of Audi was arrested in Germany on suspicion of his involvement in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Audi boss Rupert Stadler, accused of collusion, had so far survived the fallout from the scandal despite questions over the VW luxury brand's role in rigging engines with illegal software.


Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.


Sorry, but you're applying your sunscreen wrong

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:05:28 -0400

Don't get burnt by sunscreen


50 worst cities to live in

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:28:16 -0400


BMW brings back its 8 Series name as sexy coupe

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:21:44 -0400


Avoiding freelance financial pitfalls: 9 tips for side gig success

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:27:19 -0400

Important tips to help you avoid the most common pitfalls of freelancers. The recommendations below helped me get through difficult situations, grow my clientele, and become a better freelancer.


15 cities attracting the most Millennials

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:02:20 -0400


10 banks consumers complain about the most

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:29:37 -0500

The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.


Trump's insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of U.S. goods

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:22:05 -0400

Canadians are boycotting U.S. goods, but history shows the results of economic boycotts are mixed. Among the most successful was the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


5 ways to build customer loyalty

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:27:51 -0400

Your company can model other successful businesses in encouraging customers to become repeat shoppers.


3 things to consider before starting a business

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:00:01 -0400

It may seem like a great idea, but is it the right fit for you?


You can't afford to believe these three Social Security myths

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:00:02 -0400

There's a lot of misinformation circulating with regard to Social Security, and if you don't learn to recognize fact from fiction, you won't make the most of those benefits. With that in mind, here are three glaring myths it pays to get to the bottom of.


Sears, Kmart stores ailing as CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund gets hundreds of millions

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:53:54 -0400

As many Sears and Kmart stores appear to be on life support, CEO Edward Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, is getting $200 million to $220 million in annual loan payments while Sears has steadily lowered spending on its struggling stores. At the same time, competitors have continued reinvesting.


Millennials are the worst when it comes to tipping

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:15:14 -0400

Nearly two-thirds of millennials tip below the standard 20 percent suggestion at restaurants. Many don't tip Uber and Lyft drivers at all, according to a study.


NTSB takes interest in Tesla fire involving family of 'West Wing' actress

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:17:45 -0400

The 'West Wing' star shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic. McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue."


Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:25:39 -0400

At least 31 states have been affected by the salmonella outbreak linked to the cereal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded the recall to include any size and best-if-used-by date.


3 reasons your Social Security payments could rise in retirement

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:00:01 -0400

Find out what can give your monthly checks a boost.


Ford updates its Shelby GT350 version of its famous Mustang

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:38:12 -0400


HED Cycling reinvents the bicycle wheel

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:09:01 -0400


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


IBM shows off an artificial intelligence that can debate a human and change some minds

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:26:01 -0400

The San Francisco event was the first time anyone outside of IBM was able to witness a live debate between a human and its artificial intelligence system.


Supreme Court to consider whether buyers of iPhone apps can sue Apple for alleged monopoly

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:57:38 -0400

Supreme Court to consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over possible illegal monopoly on the sale of apps.


Apple iOS 12 to come with new potential life-saving feature

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:00:28 -0400

Later this year, Iphone users in the US will be able to share their exact location with first responders when they call 911. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.


After year of crisis, YouTube to mollify creators sought by rival Instagram

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:46:56 -0400

After a rough year of Logan Paul, conspiracy videos, advertiser fallout and blowback from video creators, YouTube faces the community Thursday with a status update


401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:00:08 -0400

Retirement investing isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s about getting solid but volatile stock market-like returns gradually without much risk.


Real estate alternatives: 8 reasons millennials are choosing tiny homes

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:30:04 -0400

Tiny homes offer an exciting living option somewhere between renting and buying –– and ever-practical young professionals are biting. Here are 8 reasons millennials are choosing tiny homes.


DOT: Airline complaints fall as bag-handling, cancellations improve

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:01:29 -0400

Airlines canceled fewer flights and mishandled fewer bags in April, the Transportation Department reported Monday


If you're not using Apple Pay yet, should you start?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:05:29 -0400

Want to leave your wallet in your pocket the next time you buy a cappuccino?


Planning a purchase? How to car shop at an auto show

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:00:08 -0500

It's fun to wander an auto show, ogling the new models. But you also can put the event to a more pragmatic use: planning your next car purchase.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:51:16 -0400

What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.


What Oprah's Apple deal tells you about your next Apple subscription bill

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:23:15 -0400

Legendary TV icon Oprah Winfrey joins Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Wiig and Steven Spielberg in producing for Apple.


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:40 -0500

Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.


Amazon investors join ACLU urging halt to facial recognition tool used by police

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:11:36 -0400

The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the effort against Amazon’s Rekognition product, delivering a petition with 152,000 signatures to the company’s Seattle headquarters Monday. A group of 19 investment managing companies also expressed concerns about the tool.


Tips for investing: How to play rising interest rates based on your age

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:46:00 -0400

News that the Federal Reserve is continuing to raise short-term interest rates will change what you pay on your debts and earn on your savings. Whether you are about to retire or just starting out, here are some key considerations you want to think about to get ahead of these changes.


China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:47:07 -0400

An escalating U.S.-China trade dispute could cost Iowa soybean farmers as much as $624 million, depending on how long tariffs are in place and how quickly farmers can find new markets for their soybeans.