Same-Day Delivery Poised For Big Breakthrough This Holiday Season

View this image › Ralph D. Freso / Reuters Five years after Amazon introduced same-day delivery, it’s finally catching on with mass retailers. Macy’s said its namesake chain and Bloomingdale’s will start piloting same-day delivery in eight major markets this fall, while Neiman Marcus started Read More …

Domino’s Pizza Has A Problem: Cheese Inflation

View this image › i.perezhilton.com Back in 2009, as Americans were reeling from a recession, Domino’s was doubling down on bringing the cheese. The pizza giant, whose stock price has increased tenfold in the five years since to around $80 per share today, said at Read More …

TV Ratings Now Focus On Who Will Watch In The Future

View this image › CBS / Via cbs.com CBS said that viewers for the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory will total around 25 million. NBC said just under 19 million people will watch the second season debut of The Blacklist. ABC said the Read More …

The World Doesn’t Need Another Giant Gaming Company

View this image › Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters In the gaming industry, getting a big hit is an incredible lucky break — but getting a second one makes you a god. Every few years, a game company produces a single major hit that launches it Read More …

The Education Department’s Problematic Billion-Dollar Partnership With Debt Collection Agencies

View this image › Andrew Burton / Reuters A new report suggests that private debt collectors are incentivized by the government to act against the interests of student loan borrowers struggling to pay back their debts. The report, released today by the National Consumer Law Read More …

4 Charts That Show How Bad A Debt Ceiling Crisis Is For The Economy

With all of Washington atwitter with the possibility of a government shutdown starting at midnight, economics and investors have another worry: the debt ceiling. Even if Congress manages to agree to keep the lights on for another week or two, they still need to increase Read More …

Where Uber is hiring, in one map

Uber has a job posting in each country shaded in red on this map, which is evidence of the company’s ambitions for global domination. With a $258 million investment from Google last year, the company is aiming to grow. It’s been valued at $17 billion. Read More …

Lawsuit Highlights Hidden Costs For Students In Outsourcing Financial Aid Payments

Student loan giant Sallie Mae is at the center of a recent lawsuit that lays out the challenges facing the financial aid payment and reimbursement business and its hidden costs to students. The civil suit, filed August 30 in New York State Supreme Court by Read More …

At Least One Guy Thinks Breaching The Debt Ceiling Isn’t Such A Bad Idea

Breaching the debt ceiling — getting to the point where the federal government legally can’t take on any more debt to meet its obligations — “would be like the financial market equivalent of that Hieronymus Bosch painting of hell,” says JP Morgan’s chief economist Michael Read More …

Netflix CEO Makes Nasty Crack About His HBO Rival

View this image › Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File Netlfix Chief Executive Reed Hastings took a swipe at his HBO rival Richard Plepler during the streaming video service’s fourth quarter conference call Wednesday. Last week, in a live interview with Read More …