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Annuity Burglar Case Thrown out

Annuity Burglar Case Thrown out

  A former Californian insurance agent called the Annuity Burglar has had his case thrown out by a judge. Alan S. Lewis was arrested and charged with 29 felonies and a misdemeanor related to his selling of annuities to seniors. Lewis spent four months in jail while awaiting his trial.  Alan S. Lewis was charged […]

Fast Food Legislation Helps All Low Wage Earners

Fast Food Legislation Helps All Low Wage Earners

The federal government has heard the cry of fast food and other low-wage earners as they seek legislation to help them raise their quality of life to meet a more normal standard. They are looking for higher hourly wages, unionization to protect themselves from unfair practices like retaliation and legislative intervention to ensure that their […]

Starbucks and Reasons to Love It

Starbucks and Reasons to Love It

Starbucks has become an internationally recognized symbol, as people all across the globe share in enjoying a cup of coffee, adding to the rich tradition of coffee houses being a place of comfort, conversation and contemplation. As the world’s most successful coffee retailer, there are many reasons to love Starbucks . The coffee giant was conceived […]

Amazon Gambles Trusting Jeff Bezos

Amazon Gambles Trusting Jeff Bezos

Since 1997, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has gambled that his investors would trust him. In 1997, Amazon entered the stock market, offering shares at only $18 each. Today one share is worth approximately $324. While Amazon investors are attracted to its burgeoning share price, investor faith in Amazon seems to be dwindling after […]

Fast Food Workers: Wage Hike Union Representation

Fast Food Workers: Wage Hike Union Representation

Fast food workers are seeking wage hikes and union representation. Thousands of fast food workers and other low-wage earners from all over the United States met on Friday in a small town just outside of Chicago to discuss wage hikes and union representation. In the last two years, several cities have hosted fast food worker […]

Workplace Discrimination: Who Is Most at Risk?

Workplace Discrimination: Who Is Most at Risk?

From women, Baby Boomers and the LGBT population to smokers, the obese, the mentally ill and those with strong religious belief, who is the most at risk for discrimination in the workplace? According to America’s politicians and some recent poll results, all of these demographics suffer from inequality in the job market. The good news is […]

UberX and Lyft Personal Taxi Services: Colorado Regulations First in U.S.

UberX and Lyft Personal Taxi Services: Colorado Regulations First in U.S.

In June Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law regulating the booming personal taxi service industry operated by Lyft and UberX. The law addresses many concerns which have existed with the new business, such as requiring vehicle inspections and driver background checks as well as insurance concerns. The law applies only […]

CD Rates Remain Constant Safe Bet for Investment

CD Rates Remain Constant Safe Bet for Investment

CD rates have stayed constant for the last 12 months, leading some investors to believe that they are a safe bet to invest in. Part of this analysis includes the thought that an upturn in interest rates could be around the corner. The rise in CD rates could occur due to an anticipated hike to […]

Barbie Turns 55 This Year

Barbie Turns 55 This Year

Barbie turned 55 on March 9 of this year after being presented to the world on March 9th, 1959. In 1956, Ruth and Elliot Handler, owners of the Mattel Toy Company, were on vacation in Germany. While there, Ruth noticed a doll many girls played with named Bild Lilli. Originally, Bild was meant for adults, perhaps to be put on […]

Menthol Cigarettes In and E-Cigarettes Out for Reynolds

Menthol Cigarettes In and E-Cigarettes Out for Reynolds

Menthol cigarettes are at the head of a megadeal that will see U.S. cigarette giant Reynolds American Inc. giving up its popular blu e-cigarette and picking up smaller Lorillard Inc., a company that includes the popular Newport brand. Newport menthol cigarettes are one of the few brands in the U.S. that are actually gaining shares in a market […]

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