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Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

It’s official. The highly anticipated new Disney streaming service slated for release next year will be called Disney+. The Walt Disney Co. has now fully turned its attention to the streaming app, following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, after reporting record...

Rehabilitation programs give student loan borrowers a second chance, but at a price

For student loan borrowers who have defaulted - meaning they've gone more than 270 days without making a payment towards their debt - rehabilitation is one way out of default. Many borrowers see it as a second chance, but don't understand that their balance will...

Want To Save Cash? There’s An App For That

Want to save cash? There’s an app for that. Yeny Lei, who works for One Medical, a firm that uses technology to deliver accessible health care, was shocked to find out she was spending $150 a month on coffee. “I live in San Francisco, and every coffee shop is very...

International Sales Bolsters McDonald’s Stock and Investor Optimism

For McDonald’s, the future is now—at least overseas. The company’s shares surged 6% to $177.18 on Oct. 23 after the company reported strong international sales growth, led by newly renovated stores in the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. Despite profits that...

AT&T Q3: Time Warner deal turns profit, but subscriber losses send stock to six-year low

Investors hoped AT&T’s third quarter results--the first full quarter since the company’s $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner-- would have signs that the acquisition is paying off. They found them. But that performance was overshadowed by disappointments in...

After acquiring Time Warner and AppNexus, AT&T’s moneymaker is still mobility

But concerns about how AT&T can integrate its newly-acquired businesses crystalized in AT&T’s latest financial report. Fundamentally, the company’s latest acquisitions don’t illustrate a clear path for improving its primary businesses, including mobility and TV.

Ford stock boosted by strong North American truck sales and big picture plan from CEO

Ford stock soared on Oct. 25, posting its highest gain in seven years after third-quarter earnings beat expectations and analysts heard more about the company’s restructuring plans. Now, Ford has to prove this is the beginning of a new chapter for the company. On...
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Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola, fresh off a new funding round, is restructuring employees to focus on marketing their streamlined wedding tools to couples beyond the typical word-of-mouth references that have grown the company so far. Private investors gave the wedding-tech company $100...

If your insurer denies mental healthcare, you can appeal

  Insurance companies are twice as likely to deny healthcare claims for mental health, according to a 2015 survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. Fortunately, if your insurer denies your mental health claim, you can challenge the decision, and...

Is travel insurance worth buying?

When you are planning a trip and anxious about things that might go wrong, for example your flight being delayed or you getting sick in a foreign country, travel insurance can offer some peace of mind. In that case, the last thing you want to do is to buy the...
Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

It’s official. The highly anticipated new Disney streaming service slated for release next year will be called Disney+. The Walt Disney Co. has now fully turned its attention to the streaming app, following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, after reporting record...

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Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola, fresh off a new funding round, is restructuring employees to focus on marketing their streamlined wedding tools to couples beyond the typical word-of-mouth references that have grown the company so far. Private investors gave the wedding-tech company $100...

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Sign Up, Forget, Spend, Repeat: Our New Digital Routine

Sign Up, Forget, Spend, Repeat: Our New Digital Routine

It can be distressing to find, deep in the recesses of your bank statement, that long-forgotten $7.99 monthly charge for your Hulu subscription. Only to dig deeper and discover you’ve wasted $50 on the unused streaming service since you gave up on The Handmaid’s Tale...

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